The 67 veterans, pictured here, made for Honor Flight Southland’s largest flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
Wilton, Conn.–A group of 67 veterans from the Los Angeles area had the chance to fly to Washington, D.C. and visit the memorials dedicated to their service this week, thanks to Breitling’s support of an organization called Honor Flight Network.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit volunteer organization that transports veterans to the nation’s capital free of charge, to visit and reflect at the memorials there. This most recent trip, organized specifically by Honor Flight Southland, was the largest flight to date to depart from Los Angeles.
“Time is running out for many of these veterans, and we are fortunate to work with Honor Flight Network to give them ‘one last mission’ and honor them as they so rightly deserve,” said Breitling U.S.A. President Thierry Prissert.
Breitling is a longtime supporter of Honor Flight Network, helping to fly more than 400 veterans to Washington in support of the organization’s mission. California-based jeweler Westime, a Breitling partner, has joined the watch company in donating to the organization.
To further support Honor Flight Network, Breitling has introduced the special edition Honor Flight Navitimer 01, a timepiece that features the Honor Flight logo on the case back along with the statement “Honor Flight – One Last Mission.” The watch is equipped with the watch brand’s in-house Caliber 01 chronograph movement, and proceeds from its sale will go to further support the Honor Flight Network.
“It is a privilege to work with Breitling and Honor Flight Southland,” said Westime President Greg Simonian. “Our veterans give so much for our country, so it feels very meaningful to thank them with the trip to see the memorials in Washington, D.C.”