On March 27th 2012, a man walked into Bennigan’s in Borger, Texas, bought a beer and wrote a note in memory of a fallen soldier, his friend LTJG Francis “Frankie” Toner. It was the third anniversary of Frankie’s death in Afghanistan, and the man asked that the beer and note be left on the bar that night to honor Frankie’s sacrifice.
We were so touched by this gesture, we asked our guests across the country to do the same for their military heroes. Thus began Bennigan’s Wall of Heroes.
Bennigan’s is proudly continuing this tradition, while raising funds to support America’s heroes. Here’s how you can help:
For every #WallOfHeroes photo uploaded, Bennigan’s will donate $1.00 to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, an organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, and their families.
Click here to view the Wall of Heroes.
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*Maximum donation capped at $5000. $1 per photo for photos taken at a local Bennigan’s with a purchased drink. Deadline for photos is 9/8/2013. Any information you provide will remain confidential. It's the Bennigan's policy not to sell, distribute, rent or in any way make available your personal information to a third party. ©2013 Bennigan’s Franchising Company, LLC.
Bennigan’s is proud to support the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes through our Wall of Heroes campaign.
Since its establishment in 2004, the Coalition (www.saluteheroes.org) has provided an invaluable lifeline to thousands of America’s wounded warriors. Its mission is to help severely wounded veterans of the War on Terror, and their families, to recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in the effort. The Coalition is distinguished from other veteran-focused organizations by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans’ homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. Its gift checks cover meals, medical and utility bills, clothing, car repairs and even baby diapers.
The Coalition’s signature annual event, the Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute, will be held December 9-12, 2013, in Orlando. The conference is a four-day educational and motivational event designed to prepare wounded veterans and their families for the challenges that lie ahead. This all-expense paid event features seminars, workshops and panel discussions with experts from government, the private sector and other veterans service organizations. Attendees receive advice and guidance on topics such as career counseling, housing, VA benefits, healthcare and personal development. Other sessions focus on PTSD, marriage counseling and financial planning, in addition to a Career Fair.
Bennigan’s Wall of Heroes is making headlines across the country. Check out the coverage below, and let us know if you see a story somewhere that we’ve missed.