Citizens thank veterans with meat donation

Veterans helping veterans. The Montana Veterans Meat Locker distributed meat to veterans at Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday.

Each veteran received some combination of 12 to 15 pounds of deer, elk, moose, beef and pork.

Hunters donated big game and ranchers contributed beef and pork.

The church served a meal with the help of the West End Exchange Club.

Church members gave veterans winter clothing and groceries.

Fourth Avenue Meats processed the meat at a discounted rate.

The Billings-based meat locker gave a total of about 1,500 meat to veterans on Saturday.