Culver?s restaurants to sponsor fundraiser for Honor Flight
Culver’s of Merrill, 3349 E. Main St., is among the 162 participating Culver’s restaurants located in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan to participate in a Tuesday, May 21 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 restaurants will donate 10% of their sales on that day to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight Hub that serves the Northern Wisconsin area.
“We’re happy for the opportunity to support the Honor Flight network and we hope our guests will be 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.
The Honor Flight network gives top priority to senior Veterans such as World War II survivors and those terminally ill who fought in later conflicts. Honor Flight has been sponsoring trips for veterans since 2005.
“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 1,029 Veterans in 11 flights from 2010-2013, and has four flights scheduled in 2013. Cost of one Never Forgotten Honor Flight is about $80,000 per trip, but is free to the Veteran. Since 2005, Honor Flight Network has honored more than 100,000 veterans to thank them for their service to our country.