Pilot Flying J Sponsors Nashville Salutes

Funds support Medal of Honor Character Development Program

Aug 06, 2015, 10:00 ET from Nashville Salutes

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville Salutes: A Tribute to Our Nation's Most Honored Heroes announces the addition of Pilot Flying J as a "$25K Gold Sponsor". Funds raised support the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's (CMOHF) Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP). The CDP is a set of curriculum aimed at middle and high school students teaching character traits while practicing academic skills like writing, critical thinking and analysis of complex text.

Nashville Salutes is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Nashville and Middle Tennessee to celebrate and honor the nation's living Medal of Honor recipients for the values and character they exemplify while supporting their CDP program. Nashville Salutes will host 27 of the nation's living Medal of Honor recipients as they arrive in Nashville for events scheduled August 6-8, 2015.  Both the Governor and Nashville Mayor have declared the week of August 3-9 as Service and Sacrifice week.

Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, serves as a Gold Sponsor of Nashville Salutes and the Congressional Medal of Honor "Service & Sacrifice" Week, as proclaimed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. "As an Army veteran myself, I understand and appreciate the sacrifices these heroes have made," said Pilot Flying J Chairman Jim Haslam. "Pilot Flying J supports our military and veterans through Operation Tank Full of Love, Wreaths Across America, East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association and the Fisher House Foundation, and our 24,000-plus team members respect and uphold the legacy of our nation's Medal of Honor recipients." "It's a privilege to be able to give back to our service men and women," Haslam added. "They do so much for our country, and Pilot Flying J is proud to be able to do something for them."

For more information about Nashville Salutes: A Tribute to Our Nation's Most Honored Heroes, or to see a full list of scheduled events, please visit mohnashville.com. For additional information about the CDP education initiative, visit www.cmohedu.org.

Katelyn Fish

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SOURCE Nashville Salutes