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Commissioner holds annual Thanksgiving luncheon with a twist

Because of COVID safety precautions, veterans were able to pick up all the fixings of a Thanksgiving meal in a safe drive-thru fashion thanks to County Commissioner Jesse Gonzalez.
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Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 4:11 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - County commissioner Jesse Gonzalez hosted his 5th annual Thanksgiving luncheon this year, but with a twist.

Because of COVID safety precautions, the luncheon this year could not happen in the traditional way. Instead, veterans were able to pick up all the fixings of a Thanksgiving meal in a safe drive-thru fashion.

Commissioner Gonzalez says it’s important to remember those who sacrificed for our freedom, especially during the holidays.

“We always have a big space in our heart for veterans. Obviously their sacrifices, they will never be forgotten, they will never go unnoticed, so I’ve always held a luncheon, it’s called, ‘giving back to those who served.’"

Along with picking up all the fixings to make a nice Thanksgiving meal at home, including a turkey, veterans who showed up at the drive-thru on Tuesday also received a plate of food.

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