Charlotte Shows Its Support For the Troops At the Bank of America 500 Race
Nov 29, 2012
CHARLES BOWMAN: Bank of America 500 is a big day. It’s a big day for motor sports. It’s a big day for this Charlotte region. The race really helps us kick off and emphasize a bigger program that we have. And that’s support of our veterans.
JEFF CATHEY: Bank of America set up a fan zone outside of the race track. It’s an “Express Your Thanks” campaign with the fans that want to support the troops. And this is a way for them to express their thanks and to write on a flag whatever message they want. And so we’ll post them up on a mosaic and it’s going to look like an American flag when it’s all said and done.
CHARLES BOWMAN: For every flag that’s signed, we’re going to donate a dollar to Wounded Warrior Project. So people can participate, get out, sign their name, show their support.
DAN NEVINS: That money will impact the programs and services we deliver every day to the tens of thousands of wounded warriors and families that we serve. You know, we have 18 different programs to help heal the mind, help heal the body, encourage economic empowerment.
DAVID CHAPMAN: Seeing the flags is really awesome. Because the flags represent the people, and it’s nice to see the ones that appreciate what we are doing.
FAN 1: I wrote “Thank you isn’t nearly enough. We are blessed to have you fighting for us.”
FAN 2: We love you. Thank you for all that you do for our country.
DAN NEVINS: You know what, to see a place as esteemed as Charlotte Motor Speedway stand up and recognize the sacrifices that these guys have made, it brings tears to my eyes and a chill down my spine to know that, you know, what we did overseas is for a reason. On behalf of Wounded Warrior Project and the tens of thousands of wounded warriors and families that we serve, I want to thank Bank of America for the opportunity to say “Gentlemen, start your engines!”