Estes employees have a long-standing history of patriotism, from honoring the past service of our men and women in uniform to sending well-wishes to those currently serving. It’s in this spirit that Estes is proud to work with worthwhile support organizations for outreach to active-duty U.S. service members and remembrance of those who have given their lives to defend our freedoms.
In 2012, Estes worked with Give2TheTroops and NCPacks4Patriots to collect items for care packages sent to U.S. service men and women deployed in combat and disaster-relief zones around the world. We collected 10,235 pounds of goods from employees, customers and the community for delivery to regional facilities, with final distribution to the troops in time for Christmas.
Estes also supported Wreaths Across America (WAA) to help remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who gave their lives to preserve our nation’s freedoms. Each December, WAA coordinates the laying of thousands of fresh evergreen holiday wreaths on gravesites to honor fallen veterans at more than 750 cemeteries nationwide. Estes delivered a total of 12,376 wreaths last year to 38 sites across the United States.
These community efforts—as captured in this short video—spring from a genuine gratitude for the sacrifices made by America’s men and women in uniform. Expressing that gratitude through outreach opportunities such as these represents a small though important way we can Encourage the Living, Honor the Fallen.