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Northeast Ohio bars, restaurants reserving tables in honor of 13 US Marines killed in Afghanistan

One of the victims, Maxton William Soviak, was from Erie County.

CLEVELAND β€” Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on August 26, 2021.

Restaurants across the Greater Cleveland area paid tribute to the 13 American service members killed Thursday in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, including Erie County native Maxton William Soviak.

Niko's Bar and Gyros on Friday reserved a table in honor of the 13 American troops who were killed in the events in the middle east. Additionally, the Northeast Ohio restaurant announced that they will donate a portion of proceeds raised in the coming weeks to those affected by the attack in Kabul. 

This table will be reserved today for the 13 Americans that lost their lives. Also, starting today until September 11th, every beer sold a $1 will be donated to the families.

Posted by Niko's Bar & Gyros on Friday, August 27, 2021

"If they were to walk in here, all of them, and they sat at a table and told me they just got back from Afghanistan, I would've bought them a round of drinks," owner Niko Moulagianis told 3News.

The Ironwood Cafe in Westlake also posted Friday afternoon that they would reserve a table for the troops killed in Afghanistan, sharing the message with their Facebook followers.

Today we reserved a table for our 13 Americans not coming home. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Posted by The Ironwood Cafe Westlake on Friday, August 27, 2021

"It's something just so small that I can do," general manager Shannon Vazquez said. "It hit home to me. ... We need to take care of our military, recognize our military, the fallen servicemen."


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