Browning Proudly Salutes America’s Veterans.
November 11th marks our nation’s celebration of Veterans Day. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of WWI, which was then known as the Great War. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns in Europe fell silent.
The founder of our company, John M. Browning, used his mechanical genius to design some of the most reliable, accurate and durable military firearms ever created to arm America’s servicemen and women. For almost 125 years Browning-designed firearms have served with distinction on the land, in the air and on the high seas, protecting the lives and liberty of Americans, both at home and abroad.
Some of Mr. Browning’s designs, like the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) have long been retired from active military service. Others, like the Model 1911 .45 Automatic pistol and the .50 M2 Browning heavy machine gun still soldier on with front line and special operations units around the globe.
On this most important day, all of us at Browning wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the courage, dedication and sacrifice of every member of America’s Armed Forces, past and present who has served the cause of Freedom.