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TASTY DAY: Celebrating National Root Beer Float Day For A Good Cause

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(WLNS) - It's known as the tastiest and most refreshing day in America, especially during the summertime.

Today A&W Restaurants across the nation are celebrating "National Root Beer Float" day.

Keith Mulder, owner of the A & W restaurant in Grand Ledge, explains that for the second consecutive year, participating A&W restaurants in the United States will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day today by giving away root beer floats and supporting the "Wounded Warrior Project".

Patrons will be encouraged to make a donation to WWP, which supports a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families. During the 2013 celebration of National Root Beer Float Day, A&W Restaurants donated more than $100,000 to WWP and hopes to increase this level of giving this year and in years to come.

Anyone visiting a participating A&W Restaurant between 2:00 p.m. and closing time will receive one small root beer float free of charge upon request.

In return, guests will be encouraged to make a donation to WWP. Donors will be able to give directly at participating restaurants or online at www.rootbeerfloatday.com.

Over 50,000 servicemen and women have been injured in america's recent military conflicts. In addition to physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

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