Washington, D.C. – May 19, 2022 –
Anheuser-Busch today announced a $50,000 donation to Honor Flight San
Antonio, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s
veterans to provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit
the memorials built in their honor. The Honor Flight will transport 20
World War II, Korean, Vietnam veterans, including five Purple Heart
recipients and one three-war veteran. The flight also includes Honor Flight
staff and guardians who will help facilitate the trip. The donation to
Honor Flight San Antonio will be made by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation.
During their time in Washington, D.C., the veterans will visit multiple memorials, including Arlington National Cemetery and the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. The trip will also include a special reception at Anheuser-Busch’s Washington, D.C. office, where the veterans will meet members of the Texas Congressional delegation and Anheuser-Busch CEO, Brendan Whitworth, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Central Intelligence Agency.
“Anheuser-Busch's partnership with the Honor Flight San Antonio is part of our commitment to serving those who serve. It is one small way we at A-B can demonstrate our deep gratitude and support for those who have bravely served our country,” said Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, it’s an honor to share this special moment with these heroic veterans and to continue Anheuser-Busch’s rich history of supporting our nation’s service members.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much in the name of service to our country. Our nation’s war memorials were built to honor them, mourn the fallen and recognize the bravery of our servicemembers, past and present,” said Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23). “Thanks to the collaboration between Honor Flight San Antonio and Anheuser-Busch, our local veterans will be able to come to Washington, D.C., and see the monuments dedicated to their service. I hope this trip reminds our veterans how important their service was to our country and how indebted we are to their sacrifices.”
“Veterans have given so much in service to our nation. These fully funded programs go a long way to ensuring our veterans feel fully supported and appreciated following their service,” said Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29). “While we can never fully repay them for their service, the Anheuser-Busch San Antonio Honor Flight provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our brave veterans.”
Anheuser-Busch has a long history as a support and an employer of active-duty service members, military families, and veterans. Thousands of Anheuser-Busch employees have served in uniform, and the brewer has proudly supported the nation’s military by partnering with several national and regional veteran’s charities. Since 2011, Anheuser-Busch has raised approximately $20 million in scholarships for the Folds of Honor Foundation.
“We are deeply grateful to our nation’s veterans and honored to be able to provide them with the experience of a lifetime by visiting the monuments built in their honor. The sacrifices they made to defend our freedom will always be remembered and cherished,” said Brian Posten, Chairman of Honor Flight San Antonio. “Thank you to Anheuser-Busch and Silver Eagle Beverages, as well as to all of our volunteers and sponsors, for making this unforgettable experience possible.”
ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT SAN ANTONIO
Honor Flight San Antonio was formed in April 2014 and is one of over 130 Honor Flight Hubs around the country providing “The Trip of a Lifetime” to deserving veterans who have given so much for our country. We support 50 counties from New Braunfels to the Rio Grande Valley, west to Del Rio, and north to Fredericksburg.
Our sole purpose is to fly veterans (in our region) who served during World War II, the Cold War, Korean War and Vietnam War to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. We are affiliated with the Honor Flight Network, which was founded in 2005, and began flying with commercial charter aircraft in 2006 from Dayton, Ohio.
ABOUT THE ANHEUSER-BUSCH FOUNDATION
Established in 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation focuses on supporting organizations that help individuals and communities thrive. The Foundation contributes to countless community organizations every year in support of disaster preparedness and relief, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, military personnel and responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch and its foundation are united by an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities that they call home and since 2011, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated more than $221 million to charitable organizations across the country. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities, and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable and beloved beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, and Stella Artois, as well as a number of spirits and craft beer brands that provide consumers with a choice of the best-tasting beverages in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. We are looking forward to a future with more cheers where we keep dreaming bigger to provide opportunities for our people, lift up our neighbors and make a meaningful impact in the world. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn , Twitter, Facebook , and Instagram .
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