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"Lights for Peace" Flag Honors J. G. "Roma" Dussault, Survivor of the Attack on the USS Bunker Hill

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During the month of December, the 4th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class, Joseph G. “Roma” Dussault, a plane captain, serving in the United States Navy during WWII. Dussault survived the bombing of the USS Bunker Hill on May 11, 1945 by a kamikaze pilot. Here is the story, in Dussault's own words as well as excerpts of an interview with Dussault, by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy from his book, Danger's Hour.

 

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How Do I Get a Tax Deduction for Buying a Vehicle for My Business?

With less than one month left of 2019, Empire Ford is strongly urging Massachusetts business owners to act on the Section 179 Tax Deduction. If you're planning to invest in a commercial vehicle for business-related needs, you must purchase this van or truck by the end of 2019 to deduct the cost from your annual taxes. At your New Bedford Ford dealership, we have a robust selection of durable, hardworking commercial vehicles that qualify for this Section 179 Deduction.

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Thanksgiving Meals Delivered to Local Shelters

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Empire Ford spent the Friday before Thanksgiving delivering donations of turkeys, hams and canned goods to five local homeless shelters. "Every year, Rick Torres, the owner of Empire Ford, provides Thanksgiving dinners to local shelters in New Bedford," stated Linda Ferreira, Marketing Director for the store. This year they delivered donations to the Harbour House, the Sister Rose House, the Grace House, the Donovan House and the Ruth Street Shelter."

We were happy to help and very humbled by the appreciation and amazing workers at each of the shelters," stated Ferreira. 

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“Lights for Peace” Flag to Honor Cpt. Edward V. MacLean

  

During the month of November, the 3rd Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of Captain Edward Vincent MacLean, of Fairhaven.

Mr. MacLean served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1957, earning the rank of Captain over fifteen years of service. MacLean’s greatest military achievement was surviving a landing in a 200ft. hedgerow field near Normandy, France, aboard a CG-4A Waco Troop…

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EMPIRE FORD HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR GNBVT DURING DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL EVENT

 

Empire Ford was a proud sponsor of a Drive 4ur School event at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School on October 5th which raised funds for the school’s After Prom. Tyler Torres, Empire GM is pictured here presenting a check for $2820 to Jenn Gaspar, GNBVT Media Tech teacher & Class Advisor. Funds were raised during a Ford-sponsored Drive 4ur School event to help keep kids safe during New Bedford Voc's After Prom Party.

“The After-Prom Committee would like to thank Empire Ford for hosting the Drive 4 UR School event, in support of Greater New Bedford…

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Paulo Pereira, Shop Foreman, Speaker at Alma Del Mar School

 

Our Service Dept. Foreman, Paulo Pereira, was a special guest speaker at the Alma Del Mar School in New Bedford. Paulo spent time talking about his job since the three Kindergarten classes were studying different professions. The kids were eager to ask questions and Paulo thoroughly enjoyed his time there! Thank you to Ms. Stanford, Mrs. Depina and Ms. Palmieri for inviting Empire Ford to their school! Empire Ford treated the Kindergarten classes to pizza the following week during “Character Day” at the school.


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Empire Ford and Fort Taber Continue the Tradition of Flying the "Lights For Peace" Flag

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We at Empire Ford, located in New Bedford, could not be more excited to work with Fort Taber to continue this impressive tradition. In September of 2018, a change was made for the "Lights For Peace" flag. This flag used to fly above the Old Glory Tower, located in the North End of New Bedford. Joseph Theodore who was a respected World War II veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, and David Bancroft, the owner of the fire tower, worked tirelessly to ensure this flag was continually flying for 48 years. We are excited to be a part of…

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Discover the All-New Ford 7.3-Liter V8 Engine Models

1272 × 550​Here at Empire Ford, we’re proud to introduce New Bedford drivers to the all-new Ford engine, now producing best-in-class output and torque for gas-powered vehicles. Come by your local Ford dealership to experience it in person today.

About the Engine

The new 7.3-liter V8 engine is a capable powerhouse. Enjoy a 430-horsepower output that allows you to navigate rough Massachusetts roads with ease and confidence. You'll also experience 475-pound-feet of torque to give you expert handling on all your journeys.

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EMPIRE FORD HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE


According to the American Red Cross, they are in the midst of an emergency blood drive shortage and the demand is higher than ever. Blood drives help to “meet the needs of the seriously ill or injured,” and “are essential for the treatment of accident victims, surgical disease patients, those receiving cancer treatments, premature babies and others.”

Empire Ford employees came together to give back to the community by donating blood during the blood drive along with other generous donors from the community. The American Red Cross collected 21 units of blood during the blood drive, 4 of which were…

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