For the third straight year, PepsiCo employees across the country traveled almost 7,000 miles to honor and remember military members who have lost their lives while serving the United States, and honor the surviving families. With immense gratitude, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is proud to announce that Rolling Remembrance was a remarkable success.
After beginning in Seattle, Wash. on April 24, the annual relay, “Rolling Remembrance,” concluded in White Plains, N.Y. just in advance of the Memorial Day holiday. Using normal business routes, U.S. Military Veteran PepsiCo North America Beverages drivers passed off a flag to each other at 42 different relay points.
“PepsiCo's partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots directly benefits children of military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Valor - Rolling Remembrance has generated tremendous national awareness and financial support to help us provide college and vocational school scholarships to the thousands of children who have lost a parent in the line of duty,” explained David Kim, Co-founder and CEO of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “We're very grateful to PepsiCo for their commitment to military families. They do more than donate - they inspire people to get involved."
The “Rolling Remembrance” flag was originally flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom 2012. As the flag moved from region to region, drivers and PepsiCo North America Beverages representatives showed their support locally by cheering on the drivers and taking photos to share on social media – #RollingRemembrance
“This is such a special event because it engages our employees in an appreciation for service members, while helping to fund a brighter future for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty,” said Jim Farrell, vice president of Logistics, Distribution and Transportation for North America Beverages at PepsiCo. “We’re extremely proud to say this year’s Rolling Remembrance was the longest and most successful yet.”
PepsiCo’s dedication to help us fulfill our mission has been inspiring, and it is our sincere hope that it will continue to be shared with such accomplishment. While incredibly generous, nearly 20,000 children from all across America are still in need of future assistance. Fallen Patriots continues to work to honor those who are no longer with us by giving to those they left behind.