Breitling sent a group of 65 World War II veterans from Florida to a D-Day memorial through it’s support of Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization that aids veterans travel for free. Breitling has donated over $200,000 to the organization to help fund its various projects and events.
Veterans from southeast Florida who valiantly stormed the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago, visited the national memorial dedicated to their dedication, courage, and service in Bedford, VA on June 6. They were met and greeted by 300 other D-Day survivors.
In the past, Breitling produced a special edition timepiece “Honor Flight” limited to 56 pieces. The proceeds of which were donated to the organization. This year, Breitling has introdcued a new timepiece that will have its proceeds benefit the organization as well.
The new 2014 Breitling Honor Flight watch is a Navitimer 01 timepiece, and is equipped with Breitling’s exclusive in house chronogragph movement, the Caliber 01. On the caseback is the logo of Honor Flight and the inscription “Honor Flight–One Last Mission”.
“To be able to celebrate and recognize D-Day survivors on the 70th anniversary of such a monumental day in history is truly a unique way to thank them for their service,” said Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert. “Time is running out for many of these veterans, so we’re honored to have the chance to work with Honor Flight Network to give them ‘one last mission’ and honor them as they so rightly deserve.”
“Many of these veterans will not be around for the next anniversary, so we are truly honored that Breitling was able to make this happen with their substantial donation,” said Jeff Miller, co-founder of the Honor Flight Network.
View the video below for Honor Flight Network & Breitling event.