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Afghanistan victims honored at Brick & Ivy Rooftop


A tribute in Altoona to the 13 American service members killed in Afghanistan final week is elevating funds for the members of the family of one of many fallen.On Saturday, two households bought 13 beers for an empty desk at Altoona’s Brick & Ivy Rooftop. In entrance of every beer sits a observe studying, “Thank you for your service.”“They bought the beers (and) they picked this table because it was the closest to the door,” stated Levi Thompson, an occasion coordinator at Brick & Ivy Rooftop. “They wanted everyone for the remainder of the night to see the tribute to the fallen soldiers.”Thompson, who’s a veteran himself, posted a photograph of the tribute to Facebook.“I thought the best part of the entire thing, they weren’t looking for recognition or anything like that,” he stated. “They just said, ‘Hey.’ They didn’t even give us their name.” Brick & Ivy Rooftop turned the tribute right into a fundraiser after patrons started leaving cash on the desk.“We decided we’ll go for 13 days to honor the 13 troops,” Thompson stated.Any cash collected throughout the 13 days will likely be donated to the household of Cpl. Daegan Page, an Omaha-based Marine born in Red Oak, Iowa.Page died within the explosion outdoors Kabul airport.“After 13 days we’re going to reach out to Daegan’s family,” Thompson stated. “We haven’t been able to get into contact yet, but we’re hoping to or hoping someone will reach out to us.” Thompson stated it’s good to know that the easy gesture will go on to the touch lives.“Sometimes it’s not the big things that happen,” he stated. “It’s the small things that people do out of the kindness of their hearts.”So far, the bar has collected greater than $200 for Page’s household. The fundraiser continues till Sept. 10.

A tribute in Altoona to the 13 American service members killed in Afghanistan final week is elevating funds for the members of the family of one of many fallen.

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On Saturday, two households bought 13 beers for an empty desk at Altoona’s Brick & Ivy Rooftop. In entrance of every beer sits a observe studying, “Thank you for your service.”

“They bought the beers (and) they picked this table because it was the closest to the door,” stated Levi Thompson, an occasion coordinator at Brick & Ivy Rooftop. “They wanted everyone for the remainder of the night to see the tribute to the fallen soldiers.”

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Thompson, who’s a veteran himself, posted a photograph of the tribute to Facebook.

“I thought the best part of the entire thing, they weren’t looking for recognition or anything like that,” he stated. “They just said, ‘Hey.’ They didn’t even give us their name.”

Brick & Ivy Rooftop turned the tribute right into a fundraiser after patrons started leaving cash on the desk.

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“We decided we’ll go for 13 days to honor the 13 troops,” Thompson stated.

Any cash collected throughout the 13 days will likely be donated to the household of Cpl. Daegan Page, an Omaha-based Marine born in Red Oak, Iowa.

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Page died within the explosion outdoors Kabul airport.

“After 13 days we’re going to reach out to Daegan’s family,” Thompson stated. “We haven’t been able to get into contact yet, but we’re hoping to or hoping someone will reach out to us.”

Thompson stated it’s good to know that the easy gesture will go on to the touch lives.

“Sometimes it’s not the big things that happen,” he stated. “It’s the small things that people do out of the kindness of their hearts.”

So far, the bar has collected greater than $200 for Page’s household. The fundraiser continues till Sept. 10.

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