A tantalizing aroma of fried chicken filled the air as Jon held out his plate at the meal being served at the National Guard Armory. First, the chicken, then a pile of steaming mashed potatoes, then chicken gravy, then buttered peas, then a green salad were loaded onto his plate.
His eyes filled with tears as he sat down with his filled plate. A server delivering milk and chocolate cake to him asked if he was all right. “Yes,” he said. “I haven’t eaten for two days. I can’t believe all this good food. Thank you!”