At ABC Supply, we believe in the American Dream and the freedom to pursue our own aspirations. We believe in this dream so much that we’ve incorporated many American ideas and symbols, from our name to our colors, to reflect our love for this country. Through our American Pride Core Value, we also honor those who have served or are currently serving in the United States military.
We respect members of our armed forces and consider them members of our ABC Supply family. Here are a few of the many ways our associates recognize those who have served or are serving our great nation.
- What started as an effort by Town & Country Metals in Jacksonville, Florida, to support an associate and member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve became an annual Veterans Day celebration that continues to grow. The event recognizes associates, customers and families with military backgrounds, and thanks them for their service on a day full of food, prizes and music.
In recent years, Town & Country Industries, ABC Supply locations in Jacksonville (5130 Phillips Highway and 834 Lane Ave. N) and the ABC Supply branch in Saint Augustine became involved with the event, donating prizes for the raffle that benefits the Coast Guard Foundation, which is committed to providing educational assistance to the men and women of the Coast Guard and their dependents.
- In 2009, Patrick Hoy, an outside sales associate at ABC Supply’s Savage, Minnesota, branch began escorting American heroes for Honor Flight Twin Cities, which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge to visit the memorial built in their honor.
Being a part of these opportunities allows volunteers to personally thank veterans. In the words of Patrick, “It is the most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life.”
- In 2011, Bill Sabin, a U.S. Navy veteran and inside sales representative at ABC Supply’s Mentor, Ohio, branch started setting up an annual 9/11 memorial in his front yard that features 2,977 American flags to represent those lost in the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania; 50 firefighter helmets (one for each state); and a metal sign that reads “9.11.01.” This tribute is also Sabin’s way of honoring the heroes of the day: civilians, first responders and law enforcement.
The display evokes emotional responses from those who see it, Sabin says, which “helps people grieve and heal at the same time.”
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