New York Brewery Leaves 13 Beers on Reserved Table for Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
A New York Brewery, First Line Brewing, announced they will be leaving 13 beers on a reserved table for the 13 fallen U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan during Thursday’s terrorist attack.
The brewery announced on their Facebook page that they will have a reserved table inside their brewery set with 13 cold beers to pay tribute to the ultimate sacrifice.
“[Thirteen] glasses will sit un touched at this reserved table all night for the 13 American troops who were killed in Afghanistan on August 26th,” the brewery wrote, noting, “These brave courageous individuals paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
13 glasses will sit un touched at this reserved table all night for the 13 American troops who were killed in…
Posted by First Line Brewing on Friday, August 27, 2021
The post also said the beers would continue to be replaced “throughout the night to ensure that they are fresh and ice cold just how they would want them. Thank you to our amazing staff for this amazing idea to honor these heroes.”
Besides honoring the fallen, the brewery said as the information of those killed continues to develop, the brewery will be donating on behalf of the 13 service members. “As we know more about the situation we will decide the most appropriate donor recipient(s),” the post noted.
“God bless their families and loved ones. God bless the United States of America,” the post concluded.
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Reports have shown there was a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport that killed at least 175 people, according to Al Jazeera, including 13 U.S. military personnel, in addition to many more wounded on Thursday.
As reported, the administration gave in to the Taliban terrorists by insisting on keeping the original August 31 deadline to withdraw the troops, American civilians, and U.S. Afghan allies.
However, reports show there are still hundreds of Americans left inside the country, as well as U.S. Afghan allies. The Pentagon said Wednesday nearly 10,000 people are waiting at Hamid Karzai International Airport Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, for a flight.
U.S. Airmen and U.S. Marines guide qualified evacuees aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the U.S. State Department in the departure of U.S. and allied civilian personnel from Afghanistan and to evacuate Afghan allies to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brennen Lege)
Additionally, reports show some chartered flights leaving the airport had hundreds of empty seats onboard due to U.S. citizens and Afghan allies not getting inside the airport.
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