OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) – Thursday is Freedom Day and hundreds of businesses across the country are saying thank you to members of the military.
Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry in Oak Island and Marshall & Winslett Dental in Ogden, offered FREE Dental Services to active military, reservists, their dependants, and veterans on Thursday.
Many military members have missed out on birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more.
Military family members have constant worry for their loved ones' safety and make daily sacrifices that most Americans cannot imagine.
To show appreciation, each business participant provided a thank you gift, in the form of free services, goods, discounts, and various other offers.
Russ Colby is a Vietnam veteran who took advantage of the free services. He says a gesture like a this goes a long way.
"It means a whole lot to have somebody recognize us," said Colby. "I don't speak just for myself, it's a good feeling for a lot of veterans. It's good not to feel like you're alone, that somebody out there cares about you."
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