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This Super Bowl Sunday, our troops abroad are poised for yet another victory. Regardless of who wins the game, United States soldiers stationed throughout Afghanistan and Kuwait will fortunately be able to watch it while enjoying a feast comprised of a time-honored staple of the American diet.
Pizzas 4 Patriots is teaming up with the world’s leading international express shipping provider, DHL Express, to quarterback the special delivery of 21,000 pizzas to U.S. servicemen and servicewomen on Super Bowl Sunday – America’s biggest day of the year for eating pizza.
Simply awesome. In a move constituted by pure, unrivaled, and endearing patriotism (similar to minor-leaguer Vance Albitz’s Gloves4Troops initiative), the great people behind this effort will send 168,000 slices across the ocean.
“Since 2008, we have had the pleasure of providing our brave U.S. servicemen and women overseas with the most delicious, authentic ‘slices of home’, letting them know we care and we are thinking of them,” said Ret. Master Sergeant Mark Evans, founder of Pizzas 4 Patriots. “While our soldiers’ presence in the Middle East continues to become smaller, they still need to know that we appreciate the sacrifices they make for us, our families and our country.”
Once in the Middle East, the shipment will be distributed to Camp Bastion, Bagram Airbase and Kandahar – all in Afghanistan – as well as Camp Arifjan in Kuwait and various Forward Operating Bases in both countries. DHL Express will provide door-to-door, final delivery for the distribution, working closely with the U.S. military to ensure the pizzas are delivered fresh and ready at the various military bases.
Since its inception in 2008, Pizza 4 Patriots has spearheaded the effort that’s seen over 122,000 pies sent to U.S. Military personnel stationed around the world.
Delivering fresh pizza 7,000+ miles away? No other country in the world pulls that off.
Here’s hoping our troops continue to stay safe, enjoy the biggest game on earth and their little slice of home.
And may God bless the United States of America.
[via Market Watch]
Image via U.S. Army