TAMKO President & CEO David Humphreys Donates to Field of Honor Event

Thanks to the generosity of TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys, TAMKO’s Frederick, Maryland manufacturing facility was able to sponsor a Field of Honor event on Memorial Day 2016 to pay tribute to past and present military service members and emergency responders. Put on by the Knights of Columbus, the event featured a display of […]

Thanks to the generosity of TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys, TAMKO’s Frederick, Maryland manufacturing facility was able to sponsor a Field of Honor event on Memorial Day 2016 to pay tribute to past and present military service members and emergency responders. Put on by the Knights of Columbus, the event featured a display of 250 American flags in solemn formation in front of the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Ijamsville, Maryland.

As part of the event, community members had the option to sponsor flags in honor of individuals. Following the event, the community sponsors took their flags home as a more permanent tribute.  All proceeds from the event benefited Building Veterans, a nonprofit organization that supports veterans suffering from PTSD and substance abuse, and provides professional and life skills training.

The Field of Honor event also included a children’s patriotic poster contest, as well as a presentation from Retired Air Force Colonel John Fer. On his 53rd mission over Vietnam, Fer was shot down, captured, and held in a prison camp for six years. Two of those years were spent with former Republican Presidential Nominee, Senator John McCain.

TAMKO and David Humphreys are no strangers to supporting the military and their local community.  TAMKO is a corporate partner of the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), an organization providing free air transportation to post-9/11 combat wounded military service members and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a network of volunteer owners and pilots. TAMKO’s leadership has volunteered its corporate pilots and planes to transport injured military personnel and their families on several occasions.

In the past, TAMKO also partnered with 100,000 Jobs Mission, a nonprofit organization that works with employers to find jobs for military veterans. With the help of TAMKO and others, 100,000 Jobs Mission exceeded its goal of finding 100,000 jobs for veterans by 2020 ahead of schedule.

 

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