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MISSION BBQ Donates $1.4 Million to Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation 

Generous Gift Will Support Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF) announced that MISSION BBQ is making a new donation of $1,440,000 in support of the Foundation’s work to plan, fund, design, and build a Memorial on the National Mall to honor America’s Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) heroes. This is the second year in a row that MISSION BBQ has contributed more than $1 million to the Foundation. 

“This extraordinarily generous contribution is a major step toward our $100 million fundraising goal, and the Foundation is profoundly grateful for it,” said GWOTMF President and CEO Michael “Rod” Rodriguez. 

“I also want the world to know that MISSION BBQ’s exemplary support of our mission goes far beyond this financial contribution. Their CEO Bill Kraus has been a faithful supporter for many years, including as a strong leader on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. MISSION BBQ has also given us a platform to tell Americans about our work by inviting a Foundation representative to every store opening. They also co-sponsored our first-ever Ruck the Reserve in March of this year. We couldn’t be prouder to have an organization so dedicated to veterans and their families in our corner.” 

“Honoring America’s heroes who have worn the uniform is at the core of what we do as a company, and this gift to the Foundation is just one way we say thank you,” said MISSION BBQ Co-Founder and GWOT Memorial Board Member Bill Kraus.” We know how important it is that Gold Star families, veterans, their families, and many other Americans have a Memorial on the National Mall where they can honor, heal, be empowered, and unite. We are privileged to give back a portion of what we have been blessed with to this worthy cause.” 

About the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

Formed in 2015 by veterans, military spouses, and supportive Americans, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designated by Congress to lead the effort to plan, fund, and build a GWOT Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Our sole mission is to construct an inclusive place of honor for both uniformed and non-uniformed personnel who served and sacrificed as part of global counterterrorism operations since September 11th, 2001. The Memorial will be a place for Americans to honor, heal, be empowered, and unite. The Memorial will be entirely funded by donations; no federal government funding will be used. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Learn more by visiting our website. And be sure to follow our progress on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

About Mission BBQ:

MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on Sept. 11, 2011, 10 years after the world changed. We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody 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 officers, and first responders—all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis…to discover the secrets of great BBQ. Every day we strive to serve you authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made our country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at 12 noon as we sing our national anthem. Every day. For more information about MISSION BBQ, visit