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Snap-on sponsors solo Honor Flights for its associates and franchisees.

Snap-on Inc. hosted its initial "solo" Honor Flight In Washington, D.C. Oct. 5 and 6 for the company's associates and franchisees who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. It is the first company to partner with the Honor Flight Network to send its own military veterans to visit Washington, D.C. memorials erected in their honor.

Snap-on formally announced its sponsorship of the "Honor Flight Network" with a $50,000 donation earlier this year. As a result of that donation, more than 50 associates and franchisees participated in Honor Flights to view their memorials. Twenty-five veterans, traveling from 13 different states came to the nation's capital as a part of the first flight; among them was former Chairman and CEO of Snap-on William Rayburn, a World War II veteran. The group was joined by Snap-on Chairman and CEO Nick Pinchuk, also a veteran.

Due to the overwhelming number of veterans who applied to be a part of the Honor Flights, Snap-on will make a second $50,000 donation to fund two additional flights scheduled for spring 2014.
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Date:Dec 1, 2013
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