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Ford Fund Sends World War II Veterans to visit Memorial

Ford Fund Sends World War II Veterans to Visit World War II Memorial in D.C.

  • Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring two flights for World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • The first of two flights will transport Michigan World War II veterans on Nov. 4
  • Ford has provided more than $6 million in support of veterans since 1974
Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally Visits with VeteranFord Motor Company
President and CEO
Alan Mulally Greets
WWII veteran Richard
Melcher at the airport
before the trip
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 4, 2011 - One week before Veterans Day, Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring a Pride and Honor Flight for more than 30 World War II Michigan veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. 
The veterans, all in their late 80s and 90s, and their guardians will receive a festive send-off on Nov. 4 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Ford employees and others. After their arrival in Washington, D.C., the veterans will be greeted by members of Congress and Ford employees at the Memorial, and will receive letters of appreciation from Ford employees, family members and others.
The daylong trip is being organized as part of the Honor Flight Network. A second flight for Kentucky veterans will take place on D-Day on June 6, 2012.
"This is a small gesture in recognition of the service and bravery of these soldiers some 70 years ago," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. "For many, this will be their first visit to the national memorial dedicated in their honor."
Ford Motor Company recently received the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for its assistance to Ford employees in the National Guard and Reserve. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Department of Defense for America's employers who provide exceptional support to their employees. Ford is one of 15 companies nationwide selected for this award out of more than 4,000 nominations.
Ford Motor Company has a long history of supporting veterans and military personnel. Since 1974, Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund have provided more than $6 million to veterans organizations, including ongoing support to the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. With support from Ford Fund, 156 vehicles have been added to the network, which provides free rides for disabled veterans to and from medical appointments.
The Ford Veterans Network Group, one of Ford's corporately supported Employee Resource Groups, sponsors activities throughout the year in support of its veterans, military personnel and their families. Ford has about 30 U.S. employees actively serving in the military and employs about 700 U.S. Reservists and Guardsmen, along with more than 7,000 U.S. veterans.
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About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and American heritage and community life.  For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 27,000 Ford employees and retirees work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com.

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