|Msgr. Clement H. Kern #1963
|25160 W. Outer Dr.
||Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Disabled Vet's Holiday Meal at Paula's Home Cookin' in Belleville, MI.
A tradition is established at Paula’s Home Cookin,Restaurant in Belleville, Michigan. The second annual free Holiday meal for Detroit and Ann Arbor V. A. Hospital Veterans is a huge success!
Arlo Guthrie made a fictitious place called Alice’s Restaurant famous in his song of the same name whose refrain is “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant....except Alice!” That song has become a Thanksgiving Day staple on the classic rock station in Detroit, MI. Well, Arlo needs to write another Thanksgiving song about a real restaurant owned by a real person named Paula. The refrain should be, “Veterans get a great holiday meal at “Paula’s Home Cookin’” restaurant…… and it’s free!” Paula’s annual veteran’s appreciation Holiday meal for Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI, V. A. Hospital veterans is now a firmly established Holiday staple in this Michigan town of Belleville, which is French for “beautiful village”.
Through the efforts of Paula and her staff at “Paula’s Home Cookin’”, the Star Riders motorcycle group, Deacon Peter Cornell, and the Msgr. Clement Kern 4th Degree Knights of Columbus from Lincoln Park, MI, treated almost 100 disabled veterans to a delicious Thanksgiving meal on November 23, 2009.
This is the second year in a row that “Paula’s Home Cookin’” has treated the veterans to Thanksgiving dinner. All for free. The motorcycle club members wait on tables and provide support for the area veterans with monthly raffles, and weekly car/bike shows in the summer. The Patriot Guard Riders provide an Honor Guard to present our National Colors to greet the veterans when they arrive at Paula’s for the annual feast.
Deacon Peter Cornell is a 4th Degree Knight and through the efforts of the Msgr. Clement H. Kern #1963 Assembly Veteran’s Committee, in conjunction with the Robert H. Jones Knights of Columbus Council #3078, Lincoln Park, MI, this annual event will continue to honor those veterans in the Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI area who have sacrificed themselves both physically and emotionally for the glory of the United States of America.
So, if you ever find yourself in the “beautiful village” of Belleville, MI, stop and ask any local strolling Main Street where “Paula’s Home Cookin’”Restaurant is located. Make your way over to it, come on in, sit down in a booth and order anything you want………..because, “You AND VETERANS can get anything you want at “Paula’s Home Cookin’” Restaurant……….except Paula!!!
John S. Maclean
Photos from the event below: