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Armory honors vets with grand opening

The Armory Smokehouse has been open for a few months, but, on Monday, they hosted a grand opening ceremony.

Owners Jerry Rowe and Joe Isaac also used the event to pay tribute to those who served, with it being held on the Veterans Day holiday.

The restaurant is located at 920 Vernon St. in Ironton in the former National Guard Armory, which was built in 1937 for the 216th Engineering battalion.

It specializes in smoked meats, Amish bakery items and Angus premium steaks, as well as some seafood dishes.

The ceremony was intended as a tribute to all of the men and women that served from our very proud and patriotic area.   

Greenup County High School JROTC presented the colors, led by Master Gunnery Sgt. Paul Sites.   

Shirley Dyer, the director of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, presented a plaque to the new members.

A lunch was served to all veterans and first responders, along with the Marine JROTC.

Activities included gifts, prizes, special drink offers and discounts for veterans who showed their veterans card. Special dishes were offered throughout the day.