Wolfgang Deckler is a member of the professional chefs association of South Jersey, and just one of the many volunteers who worked Sunday to honor residents of the Vineland Veterans Home.
"I came over in this country first of May, 1965 and four months later I got drafted. I went right away to Vietnam. So that was my welcome to the United States," said Deckler.
"They're from World War II, Korean Veterans, Vietnam veterans - so they need our support."
Along with the ro chpros and students from the Atlantic COCountynstitute of Technology, many of the volunteers Sunday were veterans themselves, setting aside time to tend to those who came before them.
"To have them served by other veterans from a different generation says a lot. It means a lot to them. It shows our veterans here that people in the community really do care about them," said the home's special events planner Derick Glenn.
"You can see the smiles on the faces of our residents. You can look at their facial expressions and know how much this means to them."
"I know it's an extravaganza to feed all of us and everything but take a look inside," said WWII veteran Milton Dragon. "People are enjoying themselves."
"Something I can't even explain or put into words. It's appreciated I know that," said WWII vet Robert Parmer.
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