By John Griffin
Posted on10 November 2012.
The Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade is hosting wounded warriors this Thanksgiving.
It's easy to give thanks on Thanksgiving for the many blessings we have received over the course of a year that we can see and feel. It's a little harder to remember to be grateful for all of the sacrifices others have made on our behalf. But the folks at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., are offering us one such chance.
The hotel working with the organization Wounded Warriors on a Thanksgiving dinner program that will benefit soldiers who are being treated in the area. For each meal that is donated, the hotel will match it, so the soldiers can bring someone along to break bread with them.
The cost of a meal is $39.95 plus tax and a 21-percent service charge, the same as it is for any adult attending the popular buffet, which will be in the hotel's ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Word has only now gotten out about the offer, but in just a couple of days, 25 sponsorships had been pledged, and the hotel was hoping the final list would top 100, general manager Delfin Ortiz said.
How do you sponsor someone?
When people call to place their reservations for Thanksgiving dinner, they are asked if they want to sponsor a wounded warrior. The cost will then be added to their bill. A few people who are planning on having their turkey dinners at home have called to sponsor soldiers, Ortiz said.
"There's been such an incredible response from our community," he said. "This is what Thanksgiving is all about."
If everything works out, the plan is to make the sponsorships a tradition at both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you want to sponsor a wounded warrior, call (210) 699-5803.