LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Veterans Day came early for 24 lucky veterans in East Texas.
On Monday, Marco's Pizza treated 24 veterans and their families to free drinks, fresh specialty pizzas and appetizers.
Each veteran was nominated in a contest Marco's created on Facebook.
Initially only 20 veterans were supposed to be chosen, but owner Chasity Boatman said she couldn't say no to the other four.
"We thought what a better way to honor those who have served then to serve them," Boatman said. "So we wanted to offer them free lunch as a way of acknowledging their service and thanking them."
Marco's Pizza offers 25% off year round to all veterans.