Wednesday, 12 September 2018 13:02

Local first responders treated to heroes lunch

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BREWER - Local first responders were treated to a special meal on Tuesday.

The staff at Brewer Center for Health and Rehabilitation honored them at their Hometown Heroes luncheon.


Organizers said the heroes lunch began in 2002 as a way to remember those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and that the event has since grown into an annual tradition for saying thank you to the first responders who do so much to take care of the community.


"They put their life on the line every time they go to work, every time they respond to a call because there is no routine call. They just never know what they are going to run into when they get there," Julia Grover, the center's director of centralized admissions, said.


The first responders were treated to a lunch and the staff also put together a box of snacks for each department.


Organizers said the crews are often called away from meals and the snacks are something they can eat on the way.