[photogallerylink id=50928 align=right] [lastfm link_type=""]Rodney Atkins[/lastfm] has partnered with Applebee’s to launch the world’s largest ongoing military thank you campaign, honoring vets and active duty soldiers worldwide. Atkins launched the campaign with an announcement on NBC’s Today show and then followed that up with a live performance for a crowd of civilians, veterans and military in New York’s Times Square.
Guests of honor included Pinnacle Five, comprised of senior enlisted members from all branches of the US Military, as well as Disabled American Veterans and Military.com the largest military and veteran membership organization consisting of ten million members. The Thank You Movement offers messages of thanks to our veterans and troops.
Atkins has always made time to support the U.S. armed forces and their families, often visiting with soldiers, volunteering at various base concerts, and spending time with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 2012, he will participate in a USO tour of military bases abroad. Likewise, Applebee’s has served more than two million free “thank you meals” to the military on Veteran’s Day for the past two years, and will continue the tradition this year.