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Southwest Airlines and The Mission Continues

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Tune in to tonight’s MLB All-Star Game pre-game show at 6 pm CT/4 pm PT on Fox and see a feature on a nonprofit organization called The Mission Continues.  This organization’s mission is to build an America where every wounded and disabled veteran can serve again as a citizen leader, and honor the fallen by living their values through service.  The Mission Continues awards fellowships to empower wounded and disabled veterans to serve in their communities. Southwest Airlines is proud to be the sponsor of three Mission Continues Fellows.  Southwest Airlines has also sponsored The Mission Continues Veterans Day event in St. Louis for the past two years.

“Southwest Airlines has been a gracious sponsor of our organization, and they helped us grow nationwide,” said Eric Greitens, Chief Executive Officer of The Mission Continues. “Today, The Mission Continues has served 66 Fellows, and have had over 7,000 veterans and civilians volunteer with our organization.”

Eric Greitens is a Navy SEAL who served and was wounded in Iraq. After returning from the war and visiting with wounded Marines at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Eric found that without exception, the Marines all had a desire to continue serving their country. Shortly after Eric's return, he and his good friend Kenneth Harbaugh founded The Mission Continues.

Eric and The Mission Continues will be highlighted in a video during the pre-game ceremony.  Celebrity Matthew McConaughey will be introducing The Mission Continues.

Southwest Airlines believes in extending our famous Customer Service beyond our airplanes and into our communities. We’re proud to support an organization that not only supports our country’s bravest individuals, but also shares our passion for service.

For more information on The Mission Continues, visit www.missioncontinues.org.