Event to honor area heroes

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/27/17

Scott Crump Toyota will be honoring wounded warriors and first responders this Saturday.

Veterans, active duty military and first responders are invited to enjoy a free meal at Scott Crump Toyota on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue, …

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Event to honor area heroes

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Scott Crump Toyota will be honoring wounded warriors and first responders this Saturday.

Veterans, active duty military and first responders are invited to enjoy a free meal at Scott Crump Toyota on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue, chicken and ham sandwiches will also be served to the general public for $5, including a drink.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama to help support wounded warriors.

The event is in honor of wounded Army Ranger Sgt. Jantzen Frazier, who later passed away while serving as a volunteer firefighter in Hartselle. Frazier received five Purple Hearts for his service in Iraq. Sgt. Frazier’s father, Murrell Frazier, will be cooking at Scott Crump on Saturday and supplying food to be served.

Scott Crump Toyota Managing Partner Joseph Bongiovanni said he encourages the public to attend the event and meet the heroes in attendance.

“I’m a Vietnam veteran, so it’s near and dear to my heart, and we want to make sure these folks know they’re appreciated and that the community and country cares about them,” Bongiovanni said. “We want to make sure that all our men and women are recognized and get the proper respect. ... It’s a great cause.”

Bongiovanni said he was the chairman of Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama for two years, and he said proceeds from the event will benefit service men and women across the state of Alabama.

“What we do is we bring in wounded warriors from all over the country and all over the state of Alabama to show them our appreciation and offer help and counseling,” he said.

He said a number of veterans are already confirmed to attend the event on Saturday. Scott Crump Toyota is located along Highway 78 in Jasper.