American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) recently announced that it shall felicitate thirty Congressional Medals of Honor to the military heroes of nation. The honors will be passed on to the recipients on March 25, 2015, the Medal of Honor Day in the annual event called American Airlines Sky Ball. In order to assist the airline, a range of Americans will volunteer for the cause.
Honouring the Deserved Ones
The senior executive of American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL), Elise Eberwein, says that this is the company’s way of honouring the highly distinguished members of the U.S. Armed Services. Importantly, AAL has been doing so since past five years.
For dedicating the medals to the deserved ones, a dinner entitled Circle of Honor, which is the annual event of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, was also organized. This dinner was organized at New York Stock Exchange, where patriotism and courage of the armed forces employees of the nation was celebrated. Later, the guests boarded a chartered flight of American Airlines from New York to JFK and finally to DCA.
A luncheon ceremony collectively organized by a few bodies shall be held, after the medal recipients are felicitated.
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Take
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation believes that the efforts of American Airlines allow them to promote representative agenda of the Medal of Honor. The CEO & President of the Foundation, Ron Rand said that with the support of Airlines, it is able to honor the deserving recipients. It is worth noticing that the Airlines Company has had a long withstanding with the Foundation (since 2009). The American Airlines Sky Ball is being joined by the Foundation too, both of which, collectively raise financial aid for Character Development Program of the latter. This program is the all-inclusive educational outreach project of the foundation.