(Ivar's release) – Ivar’s Restaurants and Seafood Bars are honoring each active or retired military guest with a free cup of Ivar’s award-winning clam chowder on Veteran’s Day, the federal holiday recognized on Friday, November 10.
In addition, Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Kent is raising a special flag that day in honor of veterans. A retired United States Marine who wishes to remain anonymous, has a special place in his heart for that restaurant. Now retired after 35 years of military service, he awarded the Kent location a U.S. flag he obtained from the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. At 11 a.m. restaurant manager Kerry Thomsen will raise the honorary flag. It will replace another that flew over U.S. headquarters in Baghdad, also a gift from the veteran. The flag, properly lit after dark, will remain flying 24 hours day until it needs replacing due to wear, or until a different flag of special distinction is hoisted. The restaurant flew a flag from the Ft. Lewis Officer’s Club recently too.
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