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Southwest Airlines Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day and Pays Tribute to our Nation’s Greatest Generation

​ Airline donated travel for special Honor Flight in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day and participates in the #GoSilent social media campaign in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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DALLAS, May 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) proudly sponsors Honor Flight Network and donated more than $20,000 in air travel for nearly 50 Lone Eagle Veterans and their guardians to participate in a special Honor Flight and V.E. Day 70th Anniversary commemoration event in Washington, D.C.

Care Packages for Our Troops

SCE employees recently launched a company-wide effort to gather donations and thank you cards for troops serving overseas.
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Staff Sgt. Lyle Treend served in the U.S. Army as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His time spent fighting for his country overseas was difficult.

But one thing that made it a bit easier for Treend and the other soldiers was receiving care packages from back home.

Turning Sadness Into 'Good Grief' for Kids of Fallen Heroes

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As we approach Memorial Day, we honor fallen heroes and the volunteers who serve their families. Read about Daily Point of Light Award winner Judy Mathewson and nominate an outstanding volunteer you know as a Point of Light.

For many kids, Memorial Day is just a day off from school, a taste of summer break. But for some children, it can be a reminder of a loved one lost in the line of duty.

Reflecting on the Real Meaning of Memorial Day

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Calvin Johnson, Sodexo Health Care Systems President and retired U.S. Army Captain, shares his thoughts on the special meaning of Memorial Day.  In addition to the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and honor the more than 1 million men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country so we can enjoy the liberty, justice and freedom we have today.

The Worthwhile Load for Freedom

By: L. Michelle Smith
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Any military veteran can tell you it takes a steel brush to clean the marks and stains off combat boots, and they never really look brand new again. It’s similar to the memories of one AT&T Veteran who has served three tours of duty since the age of 17. Combat has left an indelible mark on Hugh Meehan’s mind and heart. 

They are changed forever.

AT&T Employees Volunteer to Honor the True Meaning of Memorial Day

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By JoHanna Martinez, AT&T Lead Staffing Manager

I’m a veteran of the U.S. Marines, AT&T’s lead military staffing manager, working mom and I have a picture of a Marine that sits on my desk.

My cousin Gene Ramirez, SSgt USMC lost his life in Fallujah, Iraq on November 10, 2004 – the Marine Corps’ birthday, oddly enough.  Gene and I are one year apart, and he enlisted shortly after I did.  I remember coming back from boot camp and telling him, “if I can do it, you can!” 

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