Honoring our Heroes in Florida, Phoenix & Everywhere

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Honoring our Heroes in Florida, Phoenix & Everywhere

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Thank you to Tracy A., Human Resources Manager in Southern Florida, for highlighting our veterans in Florida. Here are excerpts from these interviews, along with photos:
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Military Branch: Navy
What do you remember most? Shipmates, routines, bootcamp, etc. I learned a lot about myself in the service ― I can make it at anything I put my mind and efforts into.
What does freedom mean to you? Everything.

Phillip S., Roll-off Driver
Military Branch: Army
What do you remember most? The friends I made.
What does freedom mean to you? The ability to say and do all things.

Anthony T., Convenient Site Attendant
Military Branch: Army
What do you remember most? Traveling, helping people and driving buses.
What does freedom mean to you? Being able to work and live where you want.

Chassidy H., Maintenance Clerk
Military Branch: Army
Where were you stationed? Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Hood, Texas; and Hanau, Germany.
What do you remember most? Touring European countries, meeting people and embracing different cultures.

Charlie E., Roll-off Driver
Military Branch: Army
How long did you serve: 6 years
Where were you stationed? Fort Bragg, California

Jorge A., Container Delivery Driver
Military Branch: United States Marine Corps
How long did you serve? 4 ½ years
What does freedom mean to you? It’s a very precious commodity and very fragile. Freedom gives us a strong military and strong people.

Vee N., Maintenance Clerk
Military Branch: Army
Which war did you fight in? Operation Enduring Freedom
What does freedom mean to you? Having unconditional rights to do what you want without harming yourself or anyone else.
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Military Branch: Army & Army Reserve
Which wars did you fight in? Iraq and Afghanistan
What does freedom mean to you? Everything. Without it, we have nothing.

Johnny J., Residential Side-Load Driver
Military Branch: Army
Which wars did you fight in? Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn
What does freedom mean to you? The freedom to have free will and enjoyment.

Randy O., Roll-off Driver
Military Branch: Army
What does freedom mean to you? The ability to vote, have freedom of choice and religion, and make choices that won’t condemn you.

Doug K., Maintenance Supervisor
Military Branch: Army
Which wars did you fight in? Kuwait, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Iraq
What does freedom mean to you? Freedom is what we have every day in the United States. Our biggest and most valued freedoms ― freedom of speech and freedom to worship as you desire ― do not exist in many places I traveled to.

Tiffany L., Operations Supervisor - Hauling
Military Branch: Navy
What do you remember most? The strangers who became family.
What does freedom mean to you? True freedom is living without fear; free to be whoever we choose to be no matter where we are.

Tim M., Maintenance Manager
Military Branch: Marine Corps
How long did you serve? 14 years
What does freedom mean to you? Freedom stands for securing an equal opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for everyone.

Richard S., Dispatcher
Military Branch: Air Force
Why did you join the Military? To help keep our country’s freedom, as others did before me.
What does freedom mean to you? To go wherever we want to go without fear. We are all very fortunate to have this freedom.
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Veterans Appreciation Event Photos

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“It takes a special kind of person to sacrifice, serve others and put themselves in harm’s way for other people. Men and women in the military serve with honor and dignity, and sometimes, ultimately, with sacrifice. That’s what today’s about ― to take time and honor our veterans and say thank you,” said Don.

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