Martinsburg’s Favorite Sports Bar and Grill Helps Veterans With Disabilities | WDVM25 and DCW50
MARTINSBURG, Va. (WDVM) – Veterans Day isn’t until next month, but a small Martinsburg business is working with disabled American veterans in the Eastern region to do whatever they can to help veterans in need.
Laddie’s Sports Bar and Grill hosted active DAV members for lunch to start the week and they are making plans to help their fellow service veterans as fall and winter approach.
“I grew up in the coalfields of the south and we grew up – we grew up on Veterans Day and we went out and we did things. You know, we didn’t just quit school. We’ve done things for the veterans, ”said Ladd Jasper, owner of Laddie’s Bar & Grill.
“The DAV, we live strictly on donations, and the donations go to – sometimes they need food. Sometimes they need electricity. They are behind in their electrics. He’s going to be cut. We will help them, ”said Stephen P. Miller, a Disabled American Veterans volunteer.
“We have the money to help the veteran with his rent, gas and electricity or whatever utility bills he has,” said Carlton Freeman, DAV chapter commander.
As Veterans Day approaches, Laddie’s and the DAV will be working to build a large crowd for the Veterans Day Parade.