DeSoto Veterans Food Giveaway 11/6/21 Event Summary
- Written by Matt Smith Matt Smith
- Published: 06 November 2021 06 November 2021
DeSoto, TX - The City of DeSoto’s Free Food Distribution event for our Veterans & Military families was held earlier today, Saturday, November 6, 2021, between 10 AM and Noon, and served more than 65 of DeSoto’s military Veterans.
It was sponsored by the City of DeSoto’s Veterans Affairs Committee and the DeSoto Food Pantry.
Each Veteran that pulled up received more than a food care package.
They were honored for their service in such a moving way that at last two participating Veterans got out of their cars and danced with joy to the sounds of the theme song for their branch of service played by a DJ.
One woman who appeared to be the wife of a military member who was no longer was so moved she her openly wept and was consoled by our Veterans greeters.
We have posted links to several video clips which show how our Veterans were greeted and how they appreciated it. And two are of the Veterans who actually left their vehicles to dance in celebration.
Video Clip 7786 (1:03) One female USAF veteran was euphoric with the reception and had to get out and share her happiness with a dance: https://app.box.com/s/hme454p57hr54bqjvs144143gfsaivr6
Video Clip 7781 (1:01) Army Veteran gets the treatment at DeSoto’s Veterans Day Food Giveaway 2021 https://app.box.com/s/ae1tx76wzydlqqd7vgf76xjwaan3528a
Video Clip 7826 (1:50) Two women with ties to the US Army showed up with their lapdogs who appreciated all the attention that they got from DeSoto: https://app.box.com/s/kac94xx58u0z0a6zbscwtayicwclkvcr
Video Clip 7787 (1:23) One female Army veteran was so excited at her greeting and hearing the Army Hymn being played she got out and danced and celebrated with one of our veterans who was greeting those driving in: https://app.box.com/s/gwlorzhcnwxr11tf3p41ur9y4jv1alrv
Video Clip 7768: (1:11) Greeting at the food giveaway for a US Marine Veteran: https://app.box.com/s/hbisjd60mdo9070uh62qc5m60gmx84lo