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Memorial Day: Tipping our Hats to the Military

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We have a long history of supporting and hiring the men and women who fight for our Freedoms.  We’re proud that many of our 45,000+ Employees have served or currently serve in one of the military branches. And even though we know that Memorial Day honors those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedoms, Southwest is committed to commemorating this and other military holidays, and to upholding our longstanding partnerships with several military organizations, including:  The Armed Forces Foundation, The Mission Continues, The Wounded Warrior Breckenridge Family Adventures, A Million Thanks, The Honor Flight Network, and the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, just to name a few. Because our Company is so connected to our military personnel, we would like to “tip our hats” to honor these brave and selfless servicemen and servicewomen.  We’ll be allowing all Servicemen and Servicewomen the opportunity to pre-board during Southwest and AirTran flights.  Once onboard, all Customers (21 and over) may enjoy a free drink, on us. We appreciate your help in supporting our troops. And no matter where you are on Monday, please take a few moments to honor the memory of all those who have given their lives for our Freedoms.