Veteran’s Day is a chance for all Americans to remember those who gave to our nation with patriotism, and love. As a great, family-owned restaurant, Hoffbrau Steaks values tradition and service above all. We also know that there is no greater act of love than that of service to another.
Our Gratitude for Service on Veteran’s Day
In the spirit of gratitude, and family love, we continue our own tradition, on the 11th of every month, of honoring all veterans and military personnel with 50% off their favorite dish. After more than 3 years of instituting this tradition, each and every month, it has become a favorite for staff and guests alike.
The opportunities we’ve had to meet and thank our veterans of past service, or current service personnel have been incredible! From our great restaurants in Amarillo, to Ft.Worth, we’ve had the most amazing time taking care of those who so lovingly cared for us. Any military personnel will receive this discount, and it is off any entree, from our least expensive burger, to our greatest Cowboy Cut! Just show us your Military ID!
Kathy Webster knows quite a lot about service. As a wife and mother, many of us could attest that those jobs alone define heroism. An avid hockey fan, and motorcycle enthusiast, this strong woman also serves Hoffbrau Steaks as our Office Coordinator.
Long before we were lucky enough to have her, though, Kathy was a big part of a wonderful family tradition, that includes her current husband, Pete Webster, his father (a Purple Heart WWII recipient), and also her first husband. From 1980 to 1984, Kathy served us in the United States Air Force.
The Military Experience
Kathy’s family truly has a tradition of service. Soon, as a mother, her son Jordan asked her to sign his enlistment papers for the United States Military as well.
Seven years, and three tours in Afghanistan later, Jordan Killam is a true American hero. A recipient of the Purple Heart, and the William H. Pitsenbarger Award for Heroism, Jordan recently re-enlisted. His role as combat controller is a difficult road; one that makes him hard to get a hold of sometimes, and required two full years of training.
“It’s amazing to watch the amount of people in awe of my son, and it’s amazing to see people just want to thank him. Especially, the color guard, seeing their young faces, just wanting to shake Jordan’s hand. Jordan isn’t one who wants attention.”
Perhaps not, but the Pitsenbarger Award is worthy of a bit of attention. Only the elite are even considered, and the achievements, valor, and leadership that Jordan showed to receive his are deserving of more than a few accolades. Sustaining injuries, and with surrounding enemy combatants, Killam and others were able to show the composure and dedication by which we truly measure heroism.
But then again, he was raised by this same great woman who gently added how important it is to express gratitude to all our nation’s veterans. “I always try to thank people for their service; they might not know I’m a veteran.”
From the bottom of all of our hearts, here at Hoffbrau Steaks, we thank our nations Veteran’s; both past and present. Without each and everyone of you, we’d have so much less to be thankful for. And we remember that every day.
Who is your hero? Who will you honor this Veteran’s Day?