Whirlpool honors veterans during morning ceremony

GREENVILLE – Recognizing the sacrifices made by so many on this Veterans Day, the Whirlpool Corporation honored their veterans with a raising of the flag ceremony Friday morning at the plant in Greenville.

A number of Whirlpool employees, that have or currently are serving, were honored as the flag was raised along with the signing of the National Anthem outside the main entrance of the factory.

“The recognition from Whirlpool is very appreciated,” said employee Keith Turner, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1980-1986 and served in Iraq as a civilian from 2003-2008.

“So thankful for a company like Whirlpool that honors veterans…allowing us to do a flag-raising ceremony to honor those who served,” stated Whirlpool Quality Manager, Jim Barger, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 2004.

“Every man and woman signed a check to the United States of America when they joined the military – in the amount of up to and including their life,” he added.

In addition to the flag-raising ceremony, Whirlpool treated their veteran employees with a lunch for each of the three shifts.

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