American Airlines has long-standing ties to the nation’s armed forces. With more than 6,000 employees who are active military or veterans, the airline places a strong emphasis on these initiatives via in-kind contributions to nonprofit organizations.
American is involved in a wide variety of military charities that work to support our men and women in uniform, veterans and their families. Our initiatives include providing support to organizations such as Air Compassion for Veterans, Hero Miles, Snowball Express and charter flights for Salute to the Troops, Seats for Soldiers and Honor Flights. Through these and more charitable efforts, American continues to help make a difference in the lives of those serving our country.
APRIL 13 – THE SOARING VALOR FLIGHT
AMERICAN AIRLINES SUPPORTS “SOARING VALOR FLIGHT” FOR CALIFORNIA VETERANS WITH THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION.
The Gary Sinise Foundation Mission:
At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by
honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders,
their families, and those in need.
We do this by creating and supporting unique
programs designed to entertain, educate,
inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
I was invited to this event at Los Angeles International Airport and it was a wonderful experience being able to connect with our veterans and hero’s who fought for our freedom. Prior to the event I was able to meet Gary Sinise and it was a true highlight. This event is special as my grandfather served the United States & earned his Purple Heart during his service as a United States Marine, while also being recognized by President Jimmy Carter. As I shared with Mr.Sinise, I am a strong supporter with anything that relates to our troops and giving them the support and attention they need.
WHERE DID AMERICAN FLY OUR VETERANS AND HEROS?
They flew from Los Angeles (LAX) to Phoenix (PHX) and on the final destination New Orleans. The purpose of this trip was to take the Veterans to the National World War II Museum. Gary Sinise is driven and dedicated to our troops
American Airlines presents Veterans Day ceremonies and also hosts Sky Ball that supports the Airpower Foundation, Salute to the Troops gives wounded soldiers a Las Vegas weekend, Seats for Soldiers ensures wounded vets and reservists front-row seats at a basketball game, Snowball Express gives fallen military heroes’ children and spouses fun and support and hosts military members, vets and their families at the Armed Forces Bowl. American also supports Hero Miles, the Air Compassion for Veterans and Honor Flights.
With zero doubts the partnership between American Airlines and The Gary Sinise foundation goes hand in hand as American has always been driven to support those who serve our country. Being present in the moment to see our veterans jet off was truly special and this wouldn’t have been possible for the Team at Wagstaff World Wide.
I encourage you all to make a donation here as all those funds will go directly to our troops.