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At Ease: Sarge and the Coffee Shop Vets


Last updated 12/29/2020 at 3:40pm

There wasn’t a single veteran on the sidewalk outside the coffee shop. I was saddened by this, believing they couldn’t continue their morning meetings because of the cold weather. Still, I approached the carry-out window to order a hot drink -- and saw that the whole bunch of them were inside, all seated 6 feet apart in their lawn chairs.

I poked my head through the door and was waved in.

“I have an announcement,” Sarge said from his perch on a stool at the counter. He rapped his COVID measuring stick on the floor. “We can’t stay out in the cold all winter,” he said. “So, I...

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