As a way of saying "thank you" to our
military, Brown Bear offers free "Bear Essentials" car
washes to all current or former members of the military
on Veteran's Day this Sunday, November 11. See
www.brownbear.com for a list of participating tunnel
"The event is our way of demonstrating appreciation
for those who currently serve our country and have made
sacrifices on behalf of all of us," said Brown Bear Car
Wash President Vic Odermat, who founded the company in
1957 and is a proud US Marine veteran. "It reflects our
bond to the communities we serve, including a large
armed services presence here."
Odermat said the offer will operate on an honor system
and no verification or documentation is required.
Drivers should identify themselves as a current or
former member of the military to the wash attendant.
Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle in 1957 with one
location at 15th Ave West in Seattle.
Through its parent company, Car Wash Enterprises, Inc., Brown Bear
owns and operates a total of 42 car wash facilities in
Washington State as well as a network of gas stations
and convenience stores. It is one of the largest
privately held car wash chains in the U.S. and is
widely recognized within the car care industry as being
a leader in the environmental movement.