|Pearl Harbor - Hawaii|
GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 22, 2013) - In honor of Memorial Day, Wrangler Western Wear - the iconic American denim maker and manufacturer of western apparel - is proud to announce the fourth annual Wrangler National Patriot Tour presented by American300. As part of the brand’s patriotic program, Wrangler will send a team overseas to show appreciation and support to American military service members on behalf of the entire western community.
The Wrangler National Patriot Team, led by the brand’s own Jeff Chadwick, is made up of western industry representatives including two-time World Champion PRCA bareback rider Kaycee Feild, former Miss Rodeo America Maegan Ridley and country music artist Lucas Hoge.
“The Wrangler National Patriot program was founded in 2009 to pay tribute to service members who lost their lives or suffered injuries fighting for our country’s safety and freedom,” said Jeff Chadwick, director of special events, rodeo and equine for Wrangler. “We’re all honored to be a part of this fourth annual Memorial Day tour, spending time with brave men and women and offering gratitude in person.”
The tour which was scheduled to visit bases in northern Africa had to be re-routed this week due to tensions in the middle east. The Cowboy’s will now put there boots in the dirt and on the ship decks of the Pacific Command. “ After three years in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s nice to be heading West this year,” said Kaycee Feild, who joins his World Champion father Lewis Feild in supporting American300 Tours throughout the year. “We’ll be spending Memorial Day with Troops on very hollowed ground at Pearl Harbor, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be on this Memorial Day.”
With the help of local rodeos across the country, professional cowboys and cowgirls, and patriotic Americans everywhere, the Wrangler National Patriot program raised more than $750,000 since 2009 – with additional funds being reported daily. Wrangler donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Wrangler National Patriot logo apparel to support wounded or fallen American veterans and their families. This year in anticipation of the 5th anniversary of the program, Wrangler and American300 will have Wrangler Western Wear Cowboys visiting the troops during: Memorial Day, July 4th and Veteran’s Day at remote locations around the World.
To find out more about how you can get involved in the Wrangler National Patriot program and its cause, and to receive tour updates including photos and videos of troops, visit www.facebook.com/WranglerWestern and www.American300.org and www.facebook.com/thewarriortours