Ford Fund Sends World War II Veterans to Visit World War II Memorial in D.C. on D-Day; Announces $200,000 Grant to DAV
(PressMethod) - Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring two flights for World War II veterans to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of D-Day
About 75 veterans from Michigan and Kentucky are participating
Ford also announces a $200,000 grant to the Disabled American Veterans, bringing its total support for veterans to more than $7.3 million since 1974
On the 68th anniversary of D-Day – the landing of 150,000 Allied troops on Nazi-fortified beaches in Normandy – Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring two Honor Flights for about 75 World War II veterans from Michigan and Kentucky to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The trips are organized as part of the Honor Flight Network.
Ford Fund also is announcing a $200,000 grant for the purchase of eight vehicles to the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network, bringing to 164 the total number of Ford vehicles in the DAV fleet for transporting disabled veterans. This is in addition to $50,000 in grants for DAV's Winter Sports Clinic and the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. The No. 21 Ford Fusion driven by Trevor Bayne at a NASCAR Memorial Day weekend race sported the DAV logo in honor of Ford's longstanding partnership with DAV, which includes more than $6.5 million in donations since 1996.
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