Ford Motor Company's assistance to veterans started more than 90 years ago. "Ford's support of DAV goes back to the 1920s, when Henry Ford donated vehicles to transport World War I veterans to our second national convention," said Marc Burgess, DAV national adjutant and CEO.
"Ford Motor Company Fund has made possible DAV's Transportation Network, which links our nation's heroes to life-saving care and honors their service," he added. "They also underwrite the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship, which encourages volunteerism among future leaders. Ford Fund's support of our World War II veterans is in keeping with its historic commitment to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans."
Ford has supported memorial funds for several military memorials, including the National World War II Memorial, American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Ford Fund also is sponsoring a flight on June 19 through Honor Flight Cleveland, and a flight in September through Honor Flight Network of Kansas City. This represents more than $50,000 in financial support to Honor Flights this year, similar to the level of support Ford Fund contributed last year.The Ford Veterans Network Group, one of the company's corporately supported Employee Resource Groups, sponsors activities in support of its veterans, military personnel and their families. Ford employs more than 7,000 U.S. veterans. About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. The Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. Ford Driving Skills for Life teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and retirees each year work on projects that better their communities in 30 countries. For more information, visit http://community.ford.com. About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com. SOURCE Ford Motor Company