Several local businesses offered free products and services to veterans Monday.
Kontio’s Automotive Repair in Hermon came through with free oil changes.
This is the fourth year Kontio’s has done this.
They expected to do up to 90 oil changes Monday.
“It’s a way of remembering our veterans and a way for us to give back to them,” says owner Jeff Kontio. “They’ve done so much for our country and we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for them.”
“Just the recognition of the boys that was willing to put their life on the line,” says Ron Reed, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who took advantage of the free oil changes. “It just shows appreciation and I’m sure that everybody appreciates it, I know I do.”
Several area businesses as well as Kontio’s customers donated to help make this day happen.