在武装部队日, 荣誉飞行网络收到来自 Mission BBQ 的惊人捐赠

在出现在 “狐狸 & 朋友周末” 在星期六早晨, 比尔克劳斯和史蒂夫牛顿, Mission BBQ 联合创始人, 从英尺宣布. 迈尔斯, 佛罗里达, 捐赠超过 $ 500,000 to the Honor Flight Network as part of their work in honoring all of America’s military, past and present.

Mission BBQ is the story of a couple of best friends that had a love of barbecue, 但更重要的是, a love of country — and wanted to build something that meant something,” said Bill Kraus.

And so we did open our first location on Sept. 11, 2011 — to serve, honor and thank our American heroes,” 他加了.

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Kraus said that his groupstand[s] alongside wonderful organizationsin America such as the Honor Flight Network — and isforever thankfulfor all that they do.

To show its gratitude, his group presented a check in the amount of $ 533,462 to the Honor Flight Network as part of Mission BBQ’s ongoing devotion to, and support of, America’s military heroes.

American veterans in this photo are shown taking part in an Honor Flight Network event.

American veterans in this photo are shown taking part in an Honor Flight Network event. (Honor Flight Chicago)

The money was raised through the sale of Mission BBQ’s American Heroes cup, he said on Saturday morning.

The Honor Flight Network, said Matt Shuman, president and chairman of the board, “以来 [its founding in] 2005 has flown just over 250,000 veterans to Washington, 直流电, to visit the memorials raised in their honor.

Veterans are assisted during a trip, courtesy of Honor Flight Network, to Washington, 直流电, to visit and experience the memorials recognizing and respecting their service and sacrifice.

Veterans are assisted during a trip, courtesy of Honor Flight Network, to Washington, 直流电, to visit and experience the memorials recognizing and respecting their service and sacrifice. (Ashley J. DiMella/Fox News)

It’s an amazing and humbling experience,” 他加了.

Honor Flight Network has over 130 hubs — and veterans come from all over the nation to visit the memorials in D.C., he also said.

The group isincredibly thankful to their friends at BBQ Mission,” 他说, so that they can serve more of America’s veterans.

A veteran is shown here during an Honor Flight Network event.

A veteran is shown here during an Honor Flight Network event. (Ashley J. DiMella/Fox News)

They still have 50,000 veterans on the wait list to make that trip and visit the memorials, 他说.

现在, they will be using the generous donation to help make that happen for those who await a trip.

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Last year at this time, the folks at Mission BBQ donated more than $ 1M to the USO.

May God continue to bless our American military heroes and their families.

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