John Deere partnered with theTrust for the National Mall to support events on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., including this month’s Veterans Day ceremonies.The company provided three of their XUV835M Honor Edition Gator utility vehicles to be used by onsite staff throughout the ceremonies and one Honor Gator will remain with the National Mall as a donation to support future events.
The National Mall is visited by an estimated 36 million visitors a year and hosts some of the nation’s most iconic annual celebrations, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the National Independence Day Celebration, presidential inaugurations, and wreath laying ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
John Deere has done long-standing work with current military members and their families, as well as veterans. Multiple opportunities within the company exist, including DOD Skill Bridge internship opportunities for active-duty military members at John Deere dealership and factory locations to help them transition into the workforce full-time, nationwide dealer technicians, factory production roles at one of the 16 major facilities in the U.S., and support roles including operations, IT, data analytics, and engineering.
Veterans working at John Deere find themselves having a higher sense of purpose, helping farmers and infrastructure workers feed and shelter the world, a team-based environment with a focus on supporting the customer, a never-ending desire for improvement, competitive pay and benefits,and a dedicated Military Employee Resource Group to help veterans.
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., spans more than 1,000 acres of green space and features monuments and memorials that symbolize the nation and its democratic values. The Trust for the National Mall is a nonprofit philanthropic partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring, preserving, and enriching.