Deere donates special Gator to National Mall 

John Deere is showing its support for the U.S. military through a new partnership with the Trust for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Deere & Co., headquartered in Moline, provided three of its XUV835M Honor Edition Gator Utility Vehicles (Honor Gators) to the National Mall to be used by onsite staff throughout the mall’s Veterans Day ceremonies last month. 

John Deere, with support from the Atlantic Tractor dealership, also is donating one Honor Gator to support future events including national celebrations and observances on “America’s Front Yard.”

Visited by an estimated 36 million people annually, the National Mall hosts some of the nation’s most iconic annual celebrations including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, National Independence Day Celebration, presidential inaugurations and wreath laying ceremonies. 

Deere introduced the Honor Gator earlier this year to pay tribute to the nation’s military veterans. Featuring desert sand exterior panels, military-inspired graphics, and model upgrades, these units will be available for a limited time through John Deere dealers.

John Deere is proud of its long-standing work with current military members and their families, as well as veterans. Multiple opportunities for veterans exist within the company including DOD SkillBridge internship opportunities for active-duty military members, nationwide dealer technician positions, factory production roles at Deere’s 16 major U.S. facilities and support roles including operations, IT, data analytics and engineering. The company also has its own Military Employee Resource Group to help veterans.

For information on John Deere’s military and veteran support efforts, visit the John Deere Career Skills Program page.

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