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Brown Bear Car Wash: saluting veterans and current service military with free car washes

Nov 16, 2016
Saluting our military, Brown Bear offered free “Bear Essentials” car washes at 23 tunnel wash locations to all current or former members of the military on Veteran’s Day—Friday, November 11. 

The special Veterans Day offer operates on an honor system, and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers identified themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant.

Brown Bear will also proudly donate $1 for every car washed on November 11 to Puget Sound Honor Flight. For the past two years the company has donated more than $18,400 to support Honor Flight's mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit  
Over the past 10 years family-owned Brown Bear has provided nearly 280,000 free washes for former and current service members on Veterans Day, and to the general public to celebrate the company's "birthday" each August.
A proud Marine Corps veteran, Brown Bear President and CEO Victor Odermat started the company in 1957 with a single location in Seattle at 15th Ave West. Brown Bear now owns and operates 45 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

For more information about Brown Bear Car Wash locations and programs, visit

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