September 25, 2022

MISSION BBQ customers donate $550,920 to sponsor veterans’ wreaths to be placed on National Wreaths Across America Day 2022

“We remain proud and humbled to support Wreaths Across America and the incredible work they continue to do to remember, honor and teach,” said Bill Kraus, co-founder of MISSION BBQ. “It’s clear that this mission is positively impacting our communities and continues to be one that our customers, like us, want to support.”

Wreaths Across American is best known for its annual wreath laying ceremonies across the country at more than 3,100 participating locations, but their year-long mission is to remember the dead, honor those who serve and their families. , and to teach the next generation the value of freedom. Throughout the year, stories of service, sacrifice and success are collected and shared by WAA volunteers in nearly every community across United States.

“The MISSION BBQ model of giving back to the communities they serve through the generous support of their loyal customers is a wonderful example of how one person or group can have a big impact,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “We are so grateful, not only for the donation that will place sponsored wreaths, but also for their continued support of the mission to remember, honor and teach, every day in the communities where their employees and customers live and working.”

“We wouldn’t have the freedoms we have today if it weren’t for veterans of our country who have stood by us time and time again,” Kraus said and Steve Newton, founders of MISSION BBQ. “We are humbled by the wonderful support from our customers and all the good that will be done for our so deserving American heroes by remembering their lives, their service and their sacrifices.”

American Heroes Cups are available year-round, retailing at $4.99 with $2 of every mug purchased is donated to a charity supporting national military veterans and their families, as well as local first responders. Customers are encouraged to bring their American Heroes Cup back on future visits to the restaurant and receive $0.99 refills.


MISSION BBQ opened its doors on September 11, 2011, 10 years after the world changed. We think there’s nothing more American than barbecue. And no one is more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve our communities and our country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police and first responders, all of our loved ones in service. We crossed this great country of Texas for Kansas City, from the Carolinas to Saint-Louis… to discover the secrets of a good barbecue. Every day, we strive to bring you authentic barbecue made from the freshest, most delicious ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who made our country great, given by the people who won them. . Stop by at noon while we sing our national anthem. Everyday.

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About Wreaths Across America:

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992 The organization’s mission – to remember, honor, teach, – – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December in Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and cemeteries. other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

For more information, to sponsor wreaths or to register as a volunteer, please visit

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