Last week, the Strathmore Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 honored two business owners in the community for their ongoing support and donations to the Buddy Check Coffee Program. 

Lindsay and Melanie Rohl, owners of the Tim Hortons Shell location in Strathmore, have been donating coffee and muffins to the Legion to support the Buddy Check Program. 

The Buddy Check Coffee Program is a coffee and comradeship program that operates on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in Veterans Hall. 

The program started a year ago and has been gaining more and more participation from local veterans. 

“Veterans come for friendship and support,” the Strathmore Legion said in a media release. 

In Strathmore and Wheatland County, there are over 250 veterans from many different disciplines. 

Some are still working; some are in the reserves; and some are retired. But the one thing in common between all of them is the need to support one another and share their lived experiences. 

“Veterans are committed to their country, freedom, and democracy. They are also extremely committed to their comrades in arms, be it Navy, Air Force, Army, or RCMP. This relationship starts with basic training and continues through retirement, no matter the rank. So, it makes sense that Vets want to support one another and share common interests, feelings, and experiences.” 

The Strathmore Legion presented the Rohls with a plaque in recognition of their ongoing support. 

“Lindsay and Melanie are both known for their strong commitment to our community, and this is just one more example of their kindness,” The Legion said. 

Veterans were thrilled when the Rohls stopped by the Legion and expressed their gratitude and appreciation for their support of local Vets.  

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