Monday, March 25, 2013
Holland honored for helping heroes
Holland President Scott Ware was present to receive an honorary American flag, which was once proudly flown in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on September 11, 2011 over Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The flag was received in recognition for over five years of participation by Holland in the bi-annual (sometimes quarterly) care package drive for American troops overseas.
According to Holland St. Louis linehaul driver and board member of Operation Homefront, Roy Gillespie, Holland has been responsible for much of the "heavy lifting" in these drives: sorting, handling, and delivering innumerable care packages--with the combined efforts of drivers, dock hands, management and operations personnel throughout the Holland network.
In addition to the care package drive, the St. Louis service center--the home base for Holland troop-supporting operations--helped Welcome Home the Troops last January in association with Operation Homefront.
Holland thanks Operation Homefront and H.E.R.O.E.S. Care for the extremely meaningul award.
We look forward to continuing our joint efforts in supporting our great nation's military men and women.