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engage Giving miles for Good Paying TribuTe US Airways partners with the Carolinas Freedom Foundation to say thank you this Veterans Day. by Tara Titcombe On November 9, the city of Charlotte will honor and celebrate the nation’s veterans. The uptown streets will be filled with spectators waving flags as marching bands and former military members walk in the Salute to Veterans parade organized by the Carolinas Freedom Foundation. The foundation was formed in 1995 by Quincy Collins, a former prisoner of war and retired Air Force colonel, to promote patriotism. While it works year-round with organizations and groups to honor veterans, this weekend in November is a special time. The day before the parade, the foundation hosts the Freedom Breakfast. “We invite veterans and have about 700 community, civic, and government leaders attending,” says Obie Oakley, executive director of the foundation. “The breakfast has become an integral event, and it’s especially emotional.” Family members are presented with a hand-painted portrait of their fallen loved one, and ★ Photos (from toP) by michael overman and Jdedmon Photo/courtesy of cff (2) others are sworn in to become U.S. citizens. “When you listen to what they pledge, it reminds us of our own obligation as citizens,” Oakley says. During this weekend, US Airways is a proud sponsor of the breakfast and the parade. “Because of our partnership with the airline, we’ve been able to build our Veterans Day events into something significant for our community,” Oakley says. “We can just do things better.” From top: US Airways volunteers, young supporters, and spectators Giving Back in Numbers US Airways is proud to give back to veterans and to those currently serving our country. In the past five years, the airline has shown strong support. 1,160 US Airways employees who have volunteered with veterans’ organizations 4,029 Total hours employees have volunteered with these groups $880,000 Corporate contributions to veteran and military organizations $1.2 million Donated to the Fisher House Foundation, which helps care for injured service members, through US Airways’ Miles of Hope program november 2013 171

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - November 2013

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: A Caribbean Christmas
Hub Crawl: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Wine & Dine: Mead
Wine & Dine: Smith & Wollensky
Wine & Dine: Silver Oak Winery
Style Spotlight: Holiday fashion for men and women
Great Escapes: Nova Scotia
Great Escapes: Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg
Adventure: Cyclocross
Adventure: Wandering Manhattan
Gear Up: Time, Space, and Labor Savers
Travel Feature: Madrid, Bite by Bite
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Destination 48: Phoenix
Military Colleges and Schools
University Spotlight: Auburn University
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot and Ankle Surgery
Must Read: Running Like a Girl
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Carolinas Freedom Foundation
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - November 2013