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Pilot Flying J Thanks More Than 50 Medal of Honor Recipients With Free Coffee for a Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is giving away a year of free coffee and commemorative travel mugs to Congressional Medal of Honor recipients at the Medal of Honor Knoxville Convention.

As a Hero Sponsor for this year's convention, Pilot Flying J is offering the free coffee in order to continue to show its support of and appreciation for the United States military and the Medal of Honor recipients.

"As an Army veteran myself, I understand and appreciate the sacrifices these heroes have made," said Jim Haslam, Pilot Corporation founder and chairman. "Free coffee is a unique way Pilot Flying J can show the Medal of Honor recipients our gratitude for their brave actions."

Pilot Flying J frequently implements new programs to improve the driving and working experience for veteran drivers. Last September, Pilot Flying J gave free gas to nearly 1,600 veterans, active soldiers and their families for Operation Tank Full of Love. The Knoxville-headquartered company also has celebrated Veteran's Day by offering free services for professional drivers who are veterans and offers favorable employment provisions for those in the military.

"It's a privilege to be able to give back to our service men and women," Haslam said. "They do so much for our country, and Pilot Flying J is proud to be able to do something for them."

For more information on Pilot Flying J, visit www.pilotflyingj.com

About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 65,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,400 showers and more than 4,400 diesel lanes offering DEF at the pump. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Pilot Logistics Services is one of the fastest growing independent energy logistics companies in North America. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistic Services employ more than 24,000 people. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.

About the Medal of Honor Knoxville Convention
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is comprised solely of Medal of Honor recipients including men of all races, social classes and economic levels. The Society exists to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor, maintain a bond of brotherhood among living recipients and promote patriotism and principles on which our nation was founded. Each year the Society holds its annual convention in a different city in the U.S. Knoxville, Tennessee has been selected to hold this year's convention September 10 – 13, 2014.

Anne LeZotte, Communications Manager
Office: (865) 474-3028
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCE Pilot Flying J

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