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PepsiCo's "Rolling Remembrance" Honors Veterans and Supports Military Children

PepsiCo's commitment to veterans and their families took center stage as the 9th Annual Rolling Remembrance made its way through Ohio, with stops in Lima and Twinsburg. Mayor Scaffide had the honor of attending the Twinsburg event, where he expressed gratitude for PepsiCo's dedication to the community and support for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

This remarkable initiative involves a 14,000-mile relay of an American flag, flown in combat, to raise awareness and funds for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. PepsiCo's veteran drivers, numbering 55 strong, pass the flag from Seattle to New York, symbolizing unity and remembrance across the nation.

Mayor Scaffide shared his appreciation for PepsiCo's efforts, emphasizing the significance of supporting children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Through Rolling Remembrance, PepsiCo has raised an impressive $2 million to-date, providing vital college scholarships and educational counseling to military children.

In Lima, Chief of Staff Shane Coleman delivered remarks on behalf of Mayor Sharetta Smith, underscoring the importance of honoring veterans and supporting military families.

Originating in 2015, Rolling Remembrance aligns with both April's Month of the Military Child and May's Military Appreciation Month, highlighting the enduring commitment to those who serve and sacrifice for their country. The flag itself holds deep significance, having flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012.

Mayor Scaffide addressed the crowd in Twinsburg. He was joined by Twinsburg mechanic Dustin Sandor (U.S. Army), who passed the flag to veteran driver Steve Seidenwand (U.S. Army).


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