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Brown Bear Car Wash thanks veterans and current service military on Veterans Day with 3,381 free car washes

Nov 23, 2016
Brown Bear Car Wash honored veterans and current service military last Friday (November 11) with 3,381 free washes at 23 tunnel wash locations across the Puget Sound area. During the past decade, family-owned Brown Bear has provided 283,381 free washes saluting former and current service members on Veterans Day, and to celebrate the company’s “birthday” each August.
Brown Bear has also proudly donated $11,916--$1 for every car washed on Veterans Day--to  Puget Sound Honor Flight. Over the past three years, Brown Bear has donated $30,316 to support Honor Flight’s mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. For more information visit
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About Brown Bear Car Wash:
Vic Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle in 1957 with one location at 15th Ave West. Through its parent company, Car Wash Enterprises, Inc. Seattle-based, family-owned Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 48 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 a leader in the environmental movement. Widely recognized for its environmentally-friendly practices, Brown Bear uses gentle, biodegradable cleaning detergents at all its locations.

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