WESTLAKE, Ohio, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For six weeks this summer travel season, customers are encouraged to visit TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters TA® and Petro Stopping Centers®) to support military heroes. Again this year, TravelCenters is honoring the sacrifice of active military personnel and veterans by encouraging restaurant guests to order a meal in support of the National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families.
From June 28 to August 5, participating Country Pride and Iron Skillet locations will donate $1.00 to the NMFA for each entrée ordered from a select group of menu items. "Nearly one in three truck drivers is a military veteran," noted Tom O'Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters. "These brave individuals served our nation in the armed forces and continue to serve by safely delivering goods across our country." In addition, on July 4, active and retired service members will receive a free meal chosen from a menu of signature favorites.
"As a veteran myself, I am proud our company honors those who have served our country," said Paul Weaver, GM of the Iron Skillet at the Petro Atlanta location and a veteran of the United States Navy, having served 20 years. "This observance allows diners to enjoy a meal and offer a thanks for the sacrifices made to secure our freedom."
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.
About National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org. For more information about NMFA history, visit NMFA Historical Timeline 1969 to Present.
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