Pekin Insurance agencies recently donated $20,000 to the Honor Flight Network, an organization that transports veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.
The donation was raised through its network of independent agents who participated in the annual Tour of Honor Contest sponsored by the company. As part of the fundraiser, Pekin Insurance agents donated money for every life insurance application that was submitted.
"This is a small tribute to those who gave so much," Pekin said in a press release. "Pekin Insurance and its independent agencies thank the men and women who made the sacrifice and commitment to fight for the freedom and safety of our country."
Founded in 1921, Pekin is represented by almost 1,500 independent agencies in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin. The company offers several lines of insurance including auto, home, business and life.
Honor Flight Network was founded by Earl Morse and Jeff Miller. Morse, a physician and retired U.S. Air Force captain, met Miller, a small business owner, while attending a summit in Washington D.C. The two men, who are both sons of World War II veterans, combined their efforts to create the Honor Flight Network. Since the end of 2017, the organization has escorted more than 200,000 veterans to their memorials at no cost.