Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale made the decision to boycott NFL to honor Veterans Day. Instead, they put their efforts towards something much more important.

After a Vietnam veteran and regular customer of Roadside Tavern expressed he felt disrespected by the National Anthem protests, the owner decided to turn the day to focus solely on the veterans in his community.

Owner Rob Johnson tells, 

“While it’ll probably costs us some money, we thought it was more important to stand with our veterans and send a message, however big or small it might turn out to be, [sic] For us, it’s not a political statement. We’re here supporting our veterans on Veterans Day weekend.”

Which I believe, regardless of your views on the current NFL/Anthem debate we can all get behind standing with our veterans.

So instead of watching the game, Roadside Tavern hosted a fund raising concert and donated 20% of sales to two local veteran groups in the area to help military families.

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