JUST IN: After TRASHING Veterans, One Of America’s FAVORITE Restaurants Makes PATHETIC Attempt To Make It Right

“I would encourage everyone now to visit Dave & Buster’s,”~Grandville post commander Mike Hawes.

The meeting came Friday, less than a week after Victor Murdock and three other members of the post’s Sons of American Legion chapter were told they were not allowed to wear their vests and to remove them inside the Dave & Buster’s on 28th Street in Kentwood.

Their vests feature various patches, including a U.S. flag and an eagle. Dave & Buster’s dress code prohibits patches and similar items because the company says they could represent gang symbols.

Officials with the Dallas-based restaurant chain told legion members the gang symbols are not as obvious as one might think.

“Just like a certain ball team’s hat, and stuff like that. So it really makes it hard for these businesses, we understand that,” Hawes said.

But veteran supporters rallied against the chain when word spread about the gaffe, prompting Dave & Buster’s Vice President Ed Forler to fly out to MI Friday.

Mike Hawes said the company officials apologized and vowed to work with the American Legion to review their dress code policy and educate employees about veterans groups.

In a statement emailed to 24 Hour News 8, a Dave & Buster’s spokesperson reiterated their pledge:

“Dave & Buster’s and The American Legion are both proud to be partnering in efforts to support the Legion’s important work in the community. Based on recent constructive conversations with Legion leadership, Dave & Buster’s is reviewing its dress code policies and working to educate its team members about the Legion’s mission and their programs.”

Ed Forler, Vice President of Operations for Dave & Buster’s, added, “We sincerely apologize if our actions offended members of the American Legion family, active military members, or veterans. Our legion partners have provided valuable feedback that will help us maintain a fun, inclusive environment in which everyone, especially members of the military/veterans, has a great experience. D&B continues to be a strong supporter of the American Legion along with our veterans and military members.”

I am sure most will see this as a win and will let a handshake and some words settle the issue.  However, words are easy and shaking a hand to save your reputation and chain of restaurants, well that is a no-brainer.

This kinda thing drives me insane, this should not be a dead issue until actual mindsets and CHANGE has happened.  We must stand for what we believe in and stand tall and fearless for what is right, our nation is still too PC.

I wouldn’t have shaken their hands and played nice, I would have asked for the companies NEW policy that shows the actual changes.  Then throw the word out and have people go check a local D&B for the NEW policies and a written apology to every single man and women that has ever wore a uniform for this great nation, for those that have paid the ultimate cost for freedom.

Until that happens Dave & Busters, your company is a NO-GO, and forever will be.  Some may disagree with me, you have that right because of men and women dedicated to protecting your rights and freedoms.

AFF’s Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

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