Feeding BBQ to the Troops

by zydecopaws on April 23, 2010

It’s no secret that I like to BBQ for other people. And that I am deeply appreciative of those that serve in our Armed Forces so that I can enjoy all the freedoms we are afforded in this country. I might not agree with the decisions as to where they are sent, but I have an enormous respect for their service to this country. Now if I could just find a way to thank them with BBQ…

It turns out there is a way to do this even though I don’t live anywhere near a military base. Pete Benac, a fellow BBQ fanatic and Twitterholic (@SpiritBBQ) runs an organization called American Spirit BBQ.


American Spirit BBQ is part of a nationwide movement called Operation BBQ. Their mission is to cater military homecoming and farewell events free of charge as a small way of saying thanks for a thankless job. All of this is done by donations. 100% of the money they collect goes directly to feeding the brave men and women of our armed forces. Pete and other volunteers take care of all the cooking and serving of food; no one is making a dime off of this.

The other day we sent them a donation to assist them with their mission and to support what we feel is a worthy cause. I’d like to suggest that this is an opportunity for all of you reading this to do the same. You can find out more about upcoming events on their Facebook page, or go directly to their home page and make a donation. It’s easy, click on the donate button and use either Paypal or a credit card.

Come on, you know you want to. It’s for a good cause, and it is tax-deductible. Give a soldier a plate of BBQ. We don’t ask for much around here and don’t bother you with a lot of ads and other commercial interests, so humor us and go give a few bucks. I know times are tough for a lot of folks out there, but sacrifice the cost of a cup of coffee or two for those that are willing to sacrifice life and limb for your freedom.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Edmund Burke:

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

We now return you to your regular BBQ programming…

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