8,000+ mile relay across the US concludes today in White Plains, N.Y.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 24, 2018 -- Today, in advance of Memorial Day weekend, the fourth annual PepsiCo Rolling Remembrance relay, which memorializes military members who have lost their lives while serving the United States and honors surviving families, concludes at PepsiCo North America Beverages headquarters in White Plains. Rolling Remembrance helps spread awareness for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots), an organization that provides children who have lost parents in the line of duty with resources to help them receive a college education. To date, PepsiCo has raised approximately $560,000 for Fallen Patriots.
In a cross-country relay, 37 PepsiCo drivers—who are also U.S. military veterans—transported an American flag, originally flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, between 50 locations spanning the United States. PepsiCo employee group VALOR, which supports veteran PepsiCo employees and veterans in communities across the country, plans the annual event with the goal of bringing the flag across the country in time for Memorial Day.
A video recap of this year's relay can be viewed by following this link.
"Since its creation in 2015, Rolling Remembrance has grown every year, with more and more associates getting involved and helping to raise awareness and funds," said Jim Farrell, Vice President of Logistics, Distribution and Transportation for PepsiCo North America Beverages. "We are proud to be an organization that employs and supports veterans and we are grateful for partners like Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation that allow us to give back."
To donate to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, please visit http://www.fallenpatriots.org/rr.
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation has provided approximately $22 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to more than 1,100 military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 dependents across America have been left behind by troops killed in the line of duty over the past 35 years. Help today by visiting fallenpatriots.org/rr .
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