Culver’s Restaurants to sponsor fundraiser for Honor Flight
Culver’s of Merrill will be among the more than 170 Culver’s restaurants in the Midwest to participate in a Tuesday, May 20 fundraising effort for the Honor Flight network, a non-profit group created to honor America’s Veterans by transporting them to Washington D.C. to visit their war memorials.
The participating restaurants located in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan will donate 10% of their sales to the Honor Flight Hub that serves their respective areas on that day.
“We’re happy for the opportunity to support the Honor Flight network and we hope our guests will too,” says Craig Culver, co-founder of the restaurant chain. “Men and women who put their lives on the line to
protect our freedom are true heroes,” added Culver.
“This is an opportunity for us to give back to those who served for all of us,” adds Culver. “For many veterans, time is running out to say thanks. We hope our guests will come to our restaurants to enjoy great food while supporting a great cause.”
The Never Forgotten Honor Flight has transported 1,314 Veterans in 14 flights from 2010-2014; and has four flights scheduled in 2014. Cost of one Never Forgotten Honor Flight is about $85,000 per trip, but is free to the Veteran. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network of 137 Hubs in 43 states has honored more than 100,000 veterans to thank them for their service to our country.
The Honor Flight network gives top priority to senior Veterans such as World War II survivors, followed by Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam eras. Terminally ill veterans go to the top of the list and are flown
first. The only qualification for a Veteran to take an Honor Flight trip is to have served in the United States military in any capacity during the following time periods: Merchant Marines – 12/7/1941 to 8/15/1945, WWII – 12/7/1941 to 12/31/1946, Korea – 6/25/1950 to 1/31/1955, Vietnam – 2/28/1961 to 5/7/1975.