Chic-fil-A Honors our Heroes
Ever wonder why Chic-Fil-A always has a loooooooong line? It’s because they, like most of Americans, embrace our country’s CORE values: God, family, and our constitution. They believe in the American dream and their success is a product of not only taking advantage of the American dream, but protecting it and instilling those values in others. They walk the walk and talk the talk. Chic-fil-A honors God and faith and family values by being closed on Sundays. Ask a franchisee if it hurts their business… the answer is no. As a matter-of-fact, they are handsomely rewarded for their trust in God, faith in family values, and patriotism to America, land of the free and home of the brave.
Memorial Day 2018, several Chick-fil-A locations across the country celebrated our fallen soldiers by setting an empty table in remembrance of them. This helps serve as a reminder to all of those who’ve lost their lives serving our country.
“It’s a tradition in military services when you have a formal celebration to have a table for those who didn’t make it back,” retired Navy Commander Marinus Storm, who runs a Chick-fil-A in Jacksonville, Fla. said in a statement.
Tables are set with a white tablecloth “for the purity of the service members’ motives in serving their nation” and an “empty chair that will never be filled.” A single red rose, an American flag, a Bible, and a framed message about the meaning of the display sat on each table.
“People have always been touched by it, especially veterans and the generation that has children in the armed forces now,” Storm said. "There's no doubt this is an opportunity to teach people, specifically those who don't have any connection to the military, about the sacrifices our service members make and that hose losses last." u