At Battle Born Batteries, we are honored to support a local organization that helps to aid and support veterans. The wonderful work that the team at Honor Flight Nevada does is something our company wanted to sponsor. Our company believes in fostering an environment where veterans get the recognition they deserve.

About Honor Flight Nevada:

Our company is proud to hire hardworking and upstanding veterans. It is an important mission for us to support and something near and dear to the hearts of our founders, Denis and Sean.

With a goal to transport America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honoring their services and sacrifices, Honor Flight helps every veteran who is willing and able-bodied to get on a bus or plane.

Adam Wygnanski is a Director for the organization, and several years ago a friend of his retired from law enforcement and went on an Honor Flight as a guardian. He attended a pancake breakfast and volunteered to become a guardian as well. Adam served in the Marines and was excited to soak up the historical stories from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans. He now has been on more than 15 flights as a guardian, taking care of veterans and making sure their needs are met.

“Honor Flight has so much impact in our community and the huge impact on the veterans that go on these flights. I even saw one vet that has an Honor Flight Nevada tattoo on his leg!” Adam said.  “We receive so many letters of thanks from the veterans who have been on trips, and from family members who cannot thank us enough for making a difference.”

They also host a mail call session for attendees before the flights, and letters from friends, family, and school children are shared and read aloud. It helps them feel connected and remembered, as many have admitted to coming back to the country and receiving a chilly reception. Adam said he’s had veterans share how close they were to ending their lives before making an Honor Flight trip, which gave them something to live for. The organization has plans in December to take a group of World War II veterans to Pearl Harbor for the 80th anniversary of the attack and make sure those heroes get the recognition they deserve

He attended a pancake breakfast and volunteered to become a guardian as well. Adam was excited to soak up the historical stories from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans. He now has been on more than 15 flights as a guardian and loves his role as a Director.

“Honor Flight has so much impact in our community and the huge impact on the veterans that go on these flights. I even saw one vet that has an Honor Flight Nevada tattoo on his leg!” Adam said.  “We receive so many letters of thanks from the veterans who have been on trips, and from family members who cannot thank us enough for making a difference.”

They also host a mail call session for attendees before the flights, and letters from friends, family, and school children are shared and read aloud.

Adam said he has had veterans share how close they were to ending their lives before making an Honor Flight trip, which gave them something to live for. The organization has plans in December to take a group of World War II veterans to Pearl Harbor for the 80th anniversary of the attack and make sure those heroes get the recognition they deserve.

Several from our company attended an Honor Flight luncheon where we sponsored a table.

For more information about Honor Flight and how to get involved, check out their website and YouTube channel.

 

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