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Upper Peninsula restaurant offers free breakfast to Coast Guard members during shutdown

Upper Peninsula restaurant offers free breakfast to Coast Guard members during shutdown.

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- An Upper Peninsula businessman is doing his part to help those impacted by the government shutdown.

The men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard are the only branch of the military not being paid through the government shutdown.

Java Joe's in St. Ignace is offering free breakfast to any Coast Guard members that come in during the shutdown.

Owner Joe Durm, said he's trying to help because bills don't stop coming when the government is shut down.

"They have car payments now, they have house payments now, they have to pay for their kids braces now," Durm said. "This is what irritates me to no end. [Lawmakers] don't even think about those people."

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