Casey’s Honors Veterans with Rolling Remembrance

The company partnered with PepsiCo for its annual relay for children of fallen soldiers.

April 10, 2024

On Monday, April 8, Casey’s partnered with PepsiCo to pay tribute to our nation’s fallen service members and military families during the Rolling Remembrance relay. First started by PepsiCo in 2015, Rolling Remembrance is a 14,000+ mile long relay of an American flag from Seattle to New York to benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Using normal business routes, PepsiCo’s extensive network of U.S. military veteran drivers pass off a flag to each other at different relay points. The flag was on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter on a combat mission in support of U.S. and coalition ground forces in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012.

A Casey’s store in Ankeny, Iowa, served as a designated stop along the route.

At the event, attendees heard from Casey’s President and CEO Darren Rebelez, PepsiCo’s Logistics, Distribution and Transportation Senior Director Matt Laneve and Children of Fallen Patriots Development Associate and program beneficiary Sheridan Skurupey-McDonald.

“At Casey’s, our purpose is to make life better for our communities and guests every day, including supporting and honoring our service members and their families for their selfless sacrifices,” said Rebelez. “We're proud to partner with PepsiCo through meaningful opportunities like Rolling Remembrance and Children of Fallen Patriots to provide impactful scholarships to children who’ve lost a parent in the line of duty.”

In March, Casey’s unveiled an all-new sandwich lineup.