WASHINGTON D.C. April 28, 2013 – Snap-on Incorporated recently hosted its third “solo” Honor Flight for the company’s associates and franchisees who served in World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. Snap-on is the first company to partner with Honor Flight Network to send its own military veterans to visit the Washington DC memorials erected in their honor.
Snap-on formally announced its sponsorship of the “Honor Flight Network” with a $50,000 donation to the organization in 2013. As a result of that donation, more than 50 associates and franchisees participated in Honor Flights to view their memorials.
Bradley Nelson of Davenport, IA was among this honored group.
Due to the overwhelming number of veterans who applied to be a part of the two solo Honor Flights when they were initially announced, Snap-on made a second $50,000 donation to fund additional flights in 2014.
On Snap-on’s third solo flight, 26 veterans, accompanied by their guardians, visited the nation’s capital.
“This was an extraordinary experience for Snap-on to join with the Honor Flight Network in recognizing our veterans who have given so much. We salute these patriots by giving them a chance to visit the memorials in Washington D.C. dedicated to their service by a grateful nation. It means so much to those who’ve served. We’re delighted to have already conducted two Honor Flights and to make an additional donation sponsoring two more,” says Pinchuk.
“Snap-on is a great American company, and it’s a privilege for us to thank our veterans in this way. They protected our freedom and helped make possible the America we love and enjoy today. These Honor Flights give us the opportunity to show them that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.”
Two additional Snap-on-sponsored Honor Flights, each for 26 veterans and their guardians, are planned for June and October of this year.
About Snap-on Tools
Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on Tools is one of the largest non-food franchise companies in the world, selling its products and services through franchisee, company-direct, distributor and Internet channels. Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920, is a $3.1 billion, S&P 500 company located in Kenosha, Wis. with operations throughout the world. For additional information, visit www.snapon.com.