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MUSKEGON, Mich (WZZM) -- A Muskegon funeral home will host a free meal to thank veterans.

The owners of Clock Funeral Home say Memorial Day and Veterans Day are too busy for veterans, so they are starting a new tradition.

The funeral home is inviting any veteran to stop in on Wednesdayfor a free dinner with a variety of chili dishesand baked items. Those who attend will also receive a small gift to hang on theirChristmas trees.

Staffmembers have the funeral home decorated and they hope to say "thank you" to 50 or more veterans on a day veterans have fewer commitments.

"We know thereare way too many things and not enough hours in the day for them to get to all the places they are invited to," says Jodi Clock of Clock Funeral Home.

The Veterans Appreciation Dinner is open to any area veteran. It runs from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 5. The funeral home is located at 1469 Peck Street in Downtown Muskegon.