Carnival Cruise Line Thank You Burgers
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Carnival Cruise Line has thanked the troops with a first ever social media powered barbecue at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar In San Diego.

Thank You Burgers were served on Independence Day by a joint event by Carnival Cruise Line and Operation Homefront. They thanked the men and women in uniform by hosting the world’s first social media powered barbecue for military troops at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. The event was also attended by Carnival Vista godmother Deshauna Barber, Carnival Chief Maritime Officer William Burke and Operation Homefront CEO John Pray.

Carnival Chief Maritime Officer William Burke, said:

“We wanted to create a platform for Americans looking to connect with the military and show our gratitude for their service during the July 4th holiday,” said Burke.  “We all want the troops to know how grateful we –and our country – are for protecting our freedom and this unique social media-powered barbecue is a fantastic way to show our appreciation.”

The hashtag #ThankYouBurger was used to drive the event on July 4th and thousands of people used the hashtag across social media channels. Messages were transmitted in real time to a tech-enabled grill at the military base in San Diego. The burger buns were then served with printed message on.

Carnival Cruise Line has extended its thank you mood by donated $25,000 to help military families. Well done Carnival and thank you to all the men and women not just in the U.S. but around the world keeping us safe.