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Truck stop offering free meal to veterans and active military on July 4


A popular truck stop chain plans to celebrate Independence Day by buying a meal for current and former members of the U.S. Military.

TravelCenters of America has announced that all active military, veterans, and reservists are eligible to receive a free meal at participating Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurant locations on July 4.

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To receive the free meal, proof of military service is required. You can click here to learn more about the requirements for proof of military service.

In addition to free meals for military members, Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants will also be celebrating the holiday by setting up  Fallen Soldier Tables — empty placing settings at tables to honor those who lost their lives serving their country.

“Independence Day stands for freedom and it’s our privilege to honor those who have fought for our freedoms,” said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President, Food Operations at TA Restaurant Group. “It’s very rewarding for our company and restaurant employees to serve free meals to military men and women on America’s birthday. Our servers often hear past and present service members share heartfelt memories about their time in the military revealing the true heroes they are.”

TravelCenters of America says that it has served more than 50,000 free meals to current and former military members in the years it has participated in the Fourth of July free meal promotion.


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