Six Flags Celebrates the Month of the Military Child

In the month of April, Six Flags will be continuing its partnership with Operation Homefront by making a $100,000 ticket donation to the organization. The donation comes on the heels of an incident at Six Flags Fiesta Texas last month, in which a War Veteran was unable to ride a roller coaster at the theme park due to limitations of the harness. In addition, April is recognized as the “Month of the Military Child.”

In a formal press release to PR Newswire, Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Six Flags said in a statement, “In appreciation for the incredible service and sacrifice made by our U.S. military members and their families, Six Flags is proud to host military families for a day full of fun and thrills at Six Flags parks.” The benevolence of the amusement park chain is not in total response to the bad publicity they received when ride hosts refused the ridership of the veteran for his own safety. The amusement park company has a long standing tradition with working with Operation Homefront. Tim Farrell, Chief Operating Officer for Operation Homefront said in a statement, “Six Flags is a great place for families, and over the years they’ve been very generous in inviting the military families we serve to enjoy all the attractions their parks have to offer,” said Tim Farrell, Chief Operating Officer for Operation Homefront.” Farrell continued, “This donation is a wonderful opportunity for the moms and dads who serve our country to have a great time with their kids.”

Six Flags released a statement to PR NewsWire, “Six Flags has a long history of supporting military personnel and their families by offering complimentary and discounted admission to its parks. The company also hosts special military appreciation days in the month of July, and in 2013, as part of its “Salute to Heroes” week, it worked with Operation Homefront and Discover® to reunite a military mom and her family. The company will announce new initiatives with Operation Homefront later this spring.”

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