All active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service can enjoy a FREE meal on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, at participating Country Pride restaurants within TravelCenters of America truck stops nationwide. This is the fifth year that TravelCenters is honoring military with free meals in its restaurants on Independence Day.
“We will also be honoring all of those who gave their life defending our country by preparing Fallen Soldier Tables at our restaurants,” says Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “A single place setting at an empty table represents the wish that fallen men and women of our armed forces could be present to dine with us.
“Having set these tables on patriotic days over the last few years in our restaurants, employees at our sites have seen and shared in the emotion and memories of those who lost friends and loved ones while serving. It’s a moving and special experience for everyone.”
On July 4, any veteran, active duty or reservist from the military get a free meal of their choice from a special Military Only menu, by simply showing proof of service to their server prior to ordering. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniform Services ID Card or Retired ID Card; Current Leave and Earnings Statement; Veterans Organization Card; Photograph in uniform; DD214; or Citation or Commendation.
There are two Country Pride full-service restaurants in the metro Denver area: in Commerce City at I-70 & I-270 at exit 278 (Quebec St.) and in Wheat Ridge at I-70, exit 266. There’s also one in Limon and in Grand Junction.