TravelCenters of America Celebrates Veterans Across the Nation
WESTLAKE, Ohio, October 31, 2023 – TravelCenters of America, part of the bp family of brands, is continuing its tradition of honoring veterans and armed forces members throughout November at TA, Petro, and TA Express locations nationwide.
Starting November 1, TA will launch its annual Round Up campaign supporting the Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF), a non-profit focused on successfully transitioning veterans into their next career. Customers at participating locations will have the opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar amount, with the difference donated directly to SOTF. This campaign will run throughout the month and end on November 30.
“The enormous impact of these courageous individuals will always be recognized within our organization,” said Debi Boffa, CEO of TA. “Last year, TA was able to help over 200 Special Operations veterans through our nationwide Round Up campaign. We hope to surpass that number this year with the help of our passionate team members and generous guests. Thank you to all who have dedicated their lives to protecting others.”
On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023, active-duty military, veterans, and reservists are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at participating quick-service or full-service restaurants. Veterans will need to present their proof of service prior to ordering. Proof of service can include a Uniformed Services ID card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans’ organization membership card, photograph in uniform, DD214 form, a citation, or commendation.
In addition to these offerings, TA engages in efforts that advocate for veterans year-round. TA hosts events at military bases to promote job opportunities within the company, and works with SOTF, Recruit Military and the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to help veterans looking to enter corporate careers. TA also provides monetary support to Wreaths Across America – an organization committed to placing wreaths on veterans’ graves across America’s national cemeteries and Folds of Honor- an organization providing educational scholarships for children and spouses of fallen or disabled American military service members and first responders.