This morning I went to the Veterans Administration outpatient clinic in east Austin with Jeff and Karla Moyer. They both are military veterans themselves. On the way to the clinic, we stopped at Krispy Kreme to pick up donuts which the bakery had donated. Karla and I helped other DAR members with our annual Veterans’ Appreciation Day reception. We served donuts, cookies and coffee and handed out valentines made by local school children to thank veterans for their military service. There was also a special recognition of Vietnam Veterans. They received a certificate, bumper stickers and a special pin. This was my first visit to the clinic. I had not imagined how large and nice a facility it is. [http://www.centraltexas.va.gov/locations/Austin.asp]
After the reception, I went with Jeff and Karla to the Hyde Park Bar & Grill for lunch. The food and service were good and we had a nice visit.