Today, the nation takes a moment pay respect to those who serve and who have served in the military, both home and abroad.
One way you can honor our vets on this day is to download the Ford Social U.S. Forces badge and share it on your social networks to show your own support of the armed forces, all year long.
We hear from lots of veterans and those on active duty who are Ford fans, and we want to share some of their stories and comments with you:
Allen M. drove his 1959 Ford to Texas to begin his active duty service. Craig M. tells us, “When I came home in 1968, my wife met me at the airport in a 1965 Ford Galaxy 500.”
For Ryan B., who recently joined the Marines, it’s the thought of buying a new Ford Mustang when he completes his service.
And even though Roger G. is a disabled vet, he still appreciates that his Ford Econoline gets him wherever he needs to go.
Ford has been committed to vets for quite some time, supporting them with donations, sponsoring trips to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and providing vehicles to the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. Ford proudly support the men and women of our military with hosted programs such as Operation Drive One – 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 vets in Michigan to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read more about the efforts Ford makes to support veterans here.
And Ford has had connections to vehicles through the years, as well. A 1941 Ford fire truck nicknamed Rags served the U.S. Army for years. It was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield during World War II, restored, and is now on display at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga. Read more about Rags the fire engine here.
Thank you, veterans—on Veterans Day and every day.
Have a story about how you took your Ford with you into active duty, how you bought a shiny new Mustang when you came home, or how your family surprised you with a four-wheeled welcome home present? Share it!