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Ford Puts a T-Shirt on Spirit of Detroit Statue to Celebrate Volunteer Corps

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Spirit of Detroit Statue with Ford Volunteer Corps t-shirt

That statue thinks it’s people

If you happen to be in Detroit through the end of November, you might notice something a bit different about the iconic Spirit of Detroit sculpture. Namely, the 26-foot bronze statue of a loin-clothed man holding up tiny bronze people in its right palm and an exploding Death Star in the left is suddenly decked out in a blue Ford Volunteer Corps shirt. This is an effort to celebrate a decade of the Ford Volunteer Corps and its embodiment of the same spirit that the statue represents.

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“The Spirit of Detroit embodies the can-do spirit of a great American city and is a source of inspiration for the people of southeast Michigan,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “We’re honored to see this iconic Detroit symbol wearing the Ford Volunteer Corps T-shirt like the Ford employees who strengthen our community and create a better world.”

Ford also announced today that it will once again have a significant presence in America’s Thanksgiving Parade; with the theme of “Innovation through Performance,” Ford will lead the parade with a 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang and Focus RS, and more than 40 Ford F-150s and other Ford vehicles will be pulling floats and carrying people all along the float’s route.

Ford will also have its own float celebrating 10 years of the Volunteer Corps and highlighting the new vehicles of the Ford Performance Brand.

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