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Afghan victims honored at the Brick & Ivy Rooftop


A tribute to Altoona to the 13 U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan last week raises funds for the family members of one of the dead. On Saturday, two families bought 13 beers for an empty table at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona. In front of each beer is a note stating: “Thank you for your service”. Ivy roof. “They wanted everyone for the rest of the night to see the tribute to the fallen soldiers.” Thompson, who is a veteran himself, posted a photo of the tribute on Facebook. I’m not looking for recognition or anything like that, ”he said. “They just said, ‘Hey.’ They didn’t even give us their name. Brick & Ivy Rooftop turned the tribute into a fundraiser after customers started leaving money on the table. the family of cape. Daegan Page, an Omaha-based Marine born in Red Oak, Iowa. Page died in the explosion outside the Kabul airport. “After 13 days, we’re going to reach out to Daegan’s family,” Thompson said. “We haven’t been able to get in touch yet, but we hope or hope someone will contact us.” Thompson said it’s good to know the simple gesture will continue to touch lives. “Sometimes it’s not the big things that happen,” he said. “It’s the little things that people do out of the goodness of their hearts. So far, the bar has raised over $ 200 for Page’s family. Fundraising continues until September 10.

A tribute to Altoona to the 13 U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan last week raises funds for the family members of one of the dead.

On Saturday, two families bought 13 beers for an empty table at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona. In front of each beer is a note stating: “Thank you for your service. “

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

Thompson, who is a veteran himself, posted a photo of the tribute on Facebook.

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

Brick & Ivy Rooftop turned the tribute into a fundraiser after customers started leaving money on the table.

“We have decided that we will go for 13 days to honor the 13 soldiers,” said Thompson.

Any money raised during the 13 days will be returned to Cpl. Daegan Page, an Omaha-based sailor born in Red Oak, Iowa.

Page died in the explosion outside the Kabul airport.

“After 13 days, we will be contacting Daegan’s family,” said Thompson. “We haven’t been able to get in touch yet, but we hope or hope someone will contact us.”

Thompson said it’s good to know the simple gesture will continue to touch lives.

“Sometimes it’s not the big things that happen,” he said. “It’s the little things that people do out of the goodness of their hearts.”

So far, the bar has raised over $ 200 for Page’s family. Fundraising continues until September 10.

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