A Christmas meal to honor veterans

Toys were given away for free at the veteran dinner.

Forresterâ??s on the River hosted a free holiday dinner to honor veterans.

Inspiration for this celebration came from when the replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was brought to Toledo last June.

Jonathan McQueary, the General Manager of Forresterâ??s said he wanted to do a little extra for them.

"We were so moved by having a lot of the veterans come down, spend some time with us, all of the storiesâ?¦we figured during the holidays it would be nice to be able to give back to them."

About 350 veterans and families were served. Free toys and 25 Christmas trees were given out.