Salem, N.J. -- Mannington Mills partners with Honor Flight, a national non-profit organization that offers veterans free one-day trips to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service. For the past three years, Mannington has been a sponsor of the Southern New Jersey chapter of Honor Flight through employee volunteerism, and by providing lunches and backpacks for veterans and volunteers during their trips.
Recently, Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey awarded Mannington with a special recognition plaque for the company’s ongoing participation.
“Over the years, many of our associates and members of their families have served in our nation’s military,” said Keith Campbell, Mannington Mills chairman of the board. “Both of my parents served in WWII—my father was a Marine and my mother was with the WAVES. Through Honor Flight, we have a unique way to honor those who have given so selflessly of themselves to our country. To receive this recognition from Honor Flight is very special indeed.”
Mannington became aware of Honor Flight through one of its associates—Glenn Munyan, IT network service support specialist. Munyan serves as an Honor Flight “guardian” who cares for veterans during the trip, along with his wife and daughter who are also volunteers. In New Jersey, the program is hosted by Williamstown High School where it’s both a school and community-wide activity. Each trip begins with a brief ceremony and breakfast. Students cheer as the buses depart with a full police and motorcycle escort. In D.C., veterans visit the Air Force, Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Korea, and WWII memorials. On the way home, there’s “mail call” with heart-felt letters from family, friends and students.
Mannington supports a number of charitable programs across the U.S., focusing on communities where it has operations.
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