Local Pepsi plant honors veterans’ families

Pepsi Northwest Beverages LLC in Mount Angel is taking part in a nationwide initiative by PepsiCo to raise money for fallen heroes’ children.

The Rolling Remembrance campaign is a 7,000-mile long relay of an American flag from Tacoma to New York during the month of May to benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. The campaign started last week, with the tractor trailer stopping in Mount Angel on Tuesday.

The two-year-old campaign is in honor of Memorial Day and having a physical tractor trailer, driven by Pepsi drivers who are also veterans, raises awareness for the cause while also delivering product on regular delivery routes.