Vermeer Corporation held a special flag-raising event in support of Vermeer team members who have served or are actively serving in the United States military.
The iconic flags in front of the Vermeer Global Pavilion were removed after the tornado on July 19, 2018 destroyed many of them.
At 8 a.m. on Nov. 8, Veterans of the Vermeer group came together and raised the flags for the first time since July 19, 2018. Vermeer couldn’t think of a more deserving group to lead this important moment in their rebuilding process than those who have served and fought for our country.
While every Vermeer team member has an impact on their customers and the world around us, Vermeer honored those who personally uphold our freedom and our country through their sacrifices. In addition to holding veteran recognition events in their areas, all Vermeer team members were encouraged to wear red to Remember Everyone Deployed. The Vermeer team proudly supports our nation’s veterans.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Vermeer team,” said Billy Fox, security and emergency preparedness manager and veteran of Vermeer. “This is such a cool thing to see a company encouraging this show of support to our veterans, those continuing to serve in National Guard and Reserve components and those that are deployed. We are very fortunate to work for a company that is so mindful of their military community and values their contributions. Today was another milestone reached in our rebuilding efforts on the Vermeer Mile and it was a privilege for the Veterans of Vermeer to be a part of that.”