Ford has been a longtime supporter of the military. Among its many philanthropic efforts over the years are programs such as Operation Drive One, which involved raising money for troops and their families through test drives of Ford vehicles, and Pride and Honor Flight, for which Ford sponsored two flights for World War II Michigan veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
In fact, since 1974, Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund have provided more than $6 million to veteran organizations. And the Blue Oval™ was also honored with the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, given to America’s employers providing outstanding support to employees in the National Guard and Reserve.
While we’re on the subject of those serving, Ford is working with NBC on a new reality show, “Stars Earn Stripes,” in which celebrities compete in military challenges. And the show will feature Ford trucks! Check out the series debut on Monday, August 13, 2012!
Did you know that many Ford employees either have served or are currently serving our country? There are some great stories there, and this video gives you just a glimpse inside Ford at some of the many people who are retired military, serving through reserves and that serve their community and country in some other form.
And now we are excited to announce a new program, one right here on Ford Social. If you are an active, reserve or veteran service member in the U.S. military, we want to see a photo of you and hear about your service! Click here to upload it. We also know that many of you are police officers or firefighters, so we’d like to hear about that too!
Don’t forget to grab the Ford U.S. Forces badge to show your pride!