Memorial Day is a day when Americans pay tribute to those who have died in service and those that serve today. As we enjoy the day today, I know I will also be thinking about those men and women who are not with us.
Here at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters we too honor our soldiers. As I’m sure many of you have heard from service men and women is the importance of coffee while in the field; especially good coffee. It is a comfort from home and a small luxury while on duty.
As we’ve talking about before, we work with a great organization called Holy Joe’s Café. They provide coffee in a café setting at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers can go to the cafés for spiritual guidance from the Chaplains, listen to music on open mic nights, or just enjoy a great cup of Green Mountain Coffee.
And we’re happy to report that the troops in Afghanistan are fully stocked just in time for this Memorial Day! Thanks to FedEX over 40 pallets (that’s 17,500 lbs) of Green Mountain Coffee were flown for free to Kandahar Airfield. We’re excited that FedEx could take on this delivery to let the troops know we're thinking about them over the holiday weekend.
Below is a video of the coffee arriving. The footage shows – that is a lot of coffee!!