Gary Sinise and Collective Soul Help Salute Our Nation’s Heroes
On Wednesday, November 11, for the 15th consecutive year Golden Corral will once again thank thousands of active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while also raising donations for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). A tradition started 14 years ago to celebrate our nation’s heroes, Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Night has served more than 4.4 million complimentary meals to military personnel and generated more than $10.2 million dollars in guest contributions to support community-based service initiatives for veterans.
“The entire Golden Corral system is very passionate about supporting our military service men and women, and we believe thanking them with a free dinner buffet is one way to show our immense appreciation for their service to our country,” said Lance Trenary, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral. “We are very honored to have raised more than $10.2 million for the DAV over the years and look forward to adding to that total again this year.”
Golden Corral has enlisted Gary Sinise, celebrated actor/humanitarian, and Collective Soul, the platinum award-winning band, to record public service announcements for Military Appreciation Night. Sinise and Collective Soul are all actively involved in supporting active duty and retired military personnel through a variety of organizations and initiatives including tours to military installations overseas.
“This is the 11th year I’ve had the pleasure to partner with Golden Corral in supporting our troops, past and present, through Military Appreciation Night,” said Sinise. “The number of meals given away and amount of money donated in the past 14 years really distinguishes Golden Corral’s commitment to the military. I’m proud and happy to help raise awareness for Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night.”
Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 11 to any person who is or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves. State and local DAV representatives will be on-site at all Golden Corral locations coordinating the collection of donations from customers. While only current and former military qualify for the free meal, everyone is encouraged to come out and show support for our veterans. For more information on Military Appreciation Night, please visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.