Military members eat free July 4 at TravelCenters of America, Petro Stopping Centers

Jun 25, 2014

TravelCenters of America , operator of the  TA and Petro Stopping Centerstravel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, , at any participating TA or Petro sit-down restaurants nationwide. Independence Day meals can be enjoyed at more than 170 participating Iron Skillet, Country Pride and other full-service, home-style restaurants within TA and Petro locations.

Guests are  invited to participate in a charity drive for the National Military Family Association’s® Operation Purple® Program at participating TA and Petro full-service restaurants from June 30 to July 1. Donations will be accepted for paper flags that will be displayed in the restaurants. Guests may write their own name on the flag or write in the name of military service personnel they wish to honor with the donation.
The National Military Family Association provides services to families in the different phases of military life – deployment, reintegration, and coming together after an injury.
“We are again honoring our service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country by inviting them to our restaurants to share a meal,” said Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters. “We will also be honoring all of those who gave their life defending our country by preparing Fallen Soldier Tables at our restaurants. A single place setting at an empty table represents the wish that fallen men and women of our armed forces could be present to dine with us."
This July 4, any veteran, activity duty or reservist from the military can receive a complimentary meal of their choice (up to a $15 value) by simply showing proof of service to their server prior to ordering their meal.
Proof of service includes U.S. Uniform Services ID Card or Retired ID Card; Current Leave and Earnings Statement; Veterans Organization Card; Photograph in uniform; DD214; or Citation or Commendation.
This is the third year that TravelCenters is honoring military with free meals in its restaurants on Independence Day. For information, visit www.tatravelcenters.com.
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