Saying Thank You on Veterans Day
This Veterans Day, we want to take a moment to express our thanks to the brave men and women who have served our country.
Here at Uber Charlotte, it is our privilege to partner with the service members, veterans and military spouses who have served our country. Today, Charlotte riders can thank a member of the UberMILITARY community in person by selecting the “UberMILITARY” vehicle view and requesting a ride with an UberX veteran or military spouse driver partner.
For every UberMILITARY ride taken on Veterans Day, Uber Charlotte will donate $1 to a local nonprofit organization that helps Charlotte veterans successfully transition home after military service by identifying their education, employment and health care needs and connecting them to available community, state and federal resources.
There are a number of service members partnering with Uber and moving riders around our city every day. We’d like to introduce you to a few of them. *Partner stories edited for length.*
Name: David A.
Military Service: Army National Guard
Uber Partner Since: November 2013
David joined the Army in 1973 and also served in the Army National Guard.
“I love people and I love driving for Uber. Driving for Uber has been a real blessing and I am very grateful.”
Name: T.C. A.
Military Service: Marine Corps.
Uber Partner Since: August 2014
T.C served for eight years during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
“It has been a pleasure meeting people from all walks of life. I enjoy the fact that Uber prevents DUI’s and everyone appreciates it. It is always a fun and safe experience.”
We’ve also rounded up Uber-approved recommendations to help you honor our veterans in the Queen City:
First In Flight | Carolinas Aviation Museum
Uber on over to the Carolina Aviation Museum at 4672 First Flight Drive to enjoy a history lesson on the evolution of military aviation in America. Learn from the stories of the people who helped to shape our country’s aviation heritage and see real life fighter planes and jets. The museum is open from 10 am to 4pm. Veterans receive free museum admission on Veterans Day, November 11.
Survivor Stories | Eyewitness to World War II
Escape to the historic Duke Mansion in Myers Park (400 Hermitage Road) on Sunday, November 9 to hear from Charlotte Observer reporter David Perlmutt who will be sharing the stories of World War II veterans. Hear about the lives of Henry Hirschmann, a Holocaust survivor who joined the U.S. army in rebellion; and Andy Andrews of Black Mountain, part of the third wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Explore a remarkable part of history from 3pm – 5pm.
Have a great Veterans Day!
Team Uber Charlotte
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