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.
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. Emmett Carpenter of Tuleta was among this honored group
“This was an extraordinary experience for Snap-on to join with the Honor Flight Network in recognizing our veterans who have given so much,” says Pinchuk. “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 have served. We’re delighted to have already conducted two Honor Flights and to make an additional donation sponsoring two more.”
“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.