Honor Flight receives Lansing team welcome

honor-flight-300x192pxIt was the first-ever Honor Flight out of Lansing, Michigan, with the organization sending veterans to our nation’s capitol to visit memorials dedicated in their honor.

It was a giving opportunity our team in Lansing simply couldn’t pass up.

The office took advantage of our new Cares program to provide the time to participate. The team gave donations and wrote thank-you letters that were distributed to the 62 veterans when the Honor Flight returned to Lansing.  In addition, seven members of the Lansing office assisted with the ceremony that was held for the returning veterans, which included logistics such as the placement of signs, tables, etc., assisting with wheelchairs, and staffing a table for family members and friends to create signs for the returning vets.

“Members of the team were able to speak with family members and friends of the veterans and found out the veterans were surprised at the number of people that turned out to thank them for their service,” said Zach Puchacz, Lansing team member. “Stephanie Ward from our office led the effort to assist with the Honor Flight; she was inspired with the idea by witnessing an Honor Flight in person while waiting for a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C.”

Zach added that the experience was great, not only for the veterans but also for younger generations. “As a member of a younger generation, I feel it is important that these veterans are thanked for the freedoms that we enjoy today.”

Mead & Hunt teams across the country also recently completed fundraising efforts for Military Appreciation Month, which was in May. The funds went to a variety of organizations supporting veterans and our military, such as the Gary Sinise Foundation and QL+.

Kathy Schumann

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Kathy Schumann connects with co-workers by sharing their stories and experiences – helping employees see how they fit into the big picture of Mead & Hunt. “I have the best job. There’s a great sense of purpose helping co-workers be engaged and challenged by their work experience,” she says. When she’s not blogging, Kathy is editing e-newsletters, building the intranet and forming Mead & Hunt running teams.

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