SEATTLE — As a way of saying “thank you,” Brown Bear will offer free Bear Essential washes to all current and former members of the military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, according to a press release.

The Nov. 6 release stated that Brown Bear is a chain of 42 carwashes in Washington state that also operates a network of gas stations and c-stores. It is one of the largest privately-held carwash chains in the U.S.

Companies preparing for free washes on Veterans Day

“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 U.S. Marine veteran. “It reflects our bond to the communities we serve, including a large armed services presence here.”

The offer will operate on the honor system with no verification required. Drivers have to identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to a wash attendant.