Siena Francis House honors veterans

Posted at 6:04 PM, Nov 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 19:04:55-05

Sunday the Siena Francis House recognized some of the most forgotten about people in America, homeless veterans.

The executive director says many homeless veterans have fallen on hard times.

So in honor of Veterans Day they gave back to past servicemen and women who once gave to us.

The community came together to feed homeless veterans and anyone in need of a hot meal.

"I’m excited to be able to associate with people and get to know people," said Calvin Douglas.

The Siena Francis House Executive Director Mike Saklar says they hold events like this to assist the homeless and the hungry get back on their feet.

"Homeless veterans are typically a forgotten group of people," said Executive Director Mike Saklar.

"We don't forget about them here," Saklar said.

They house and feed veterans to show appreciation for the work they did in the


"These are a great group of people that basically hit hard times; they want a safe place to stay," Saklar said.

Saklar says homeless vets are in danger and need community support to stay alive.

"Most recent reports say about 22 vets commit suicide each day," Saklar said.

Vets say they are grateful to know their hard work in the service doesn’t go unrecognized.

"Respectful, considerate of others it's all about unity and togetherness," Douglas said.

Enough food was served to feed hundreds of people.