Breitling pays for veterans’ memorial visit

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Breitling has made it possible for 65 American D-Day survivors to visit a memorial in time for the 70th Anniversary of the historic day.

A US $100,000 donation from Breitling to the Honor Flight organization paid for 65 South East Florida veterans to travel to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, in time for the 6th June commemorations.

Later in the weekend, the veterans were greeted by Senators Elizabeth and Bob Dole at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

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The Honor Flight Network was established to send war veterans to visit the memorial dedicated to their service in Washington, DC, free of charge. It has so far funded the journeys of more than 118,000 veterans.

To mark the association Breitling has also released a 2014 Honor Flight limited edition timepiece, with proceeds going to the organization, based on the iconic Breitling Navitimer 01 timepiece. The watch features the Honor Flight logo on the caseback along with the words ‘Honor Flight- One Last Mission’. Each piece is individually numbered on the side of the case to represent the limited edition of only 100 pieces. The watch is equipped with Breitling’s inhouse Caliber 01.

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