TAMPA, Fla. -- Nearly 20 veterans came together on Wednesday evening for an early Thanksgiving meal.
A group of veterans live at Liberty Manor For Veterans in Tampa.
Connie Lindsay founded Liberty Manor more than a decade ago. The program has helped more than 1,000 veterans.
"We provided them a home where they can actually say 'no, I don't have any addictions.' I am just down and out on my luck," said Lindsay.
Larry Jones has lived at Liberty Manor for the past three years. Her served in the United States Air Force at 19 years old.
"How time has flown by. It was a good time in my life," said Jones.
Paul Hall served in the Army.
"This place means to me...people can share commonality or try to open up," said Hall.
State Representative Adam Hattersley attended the dinner. He served in the Navy and also taught at the United States Naval Academy.
"A great service for the community to help some people who helped our country. I always say we have to look out for those who looked out for us," said Representative Hattersley.
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