News | Nov. 24, 2015

DLA Distribution Red River honors Veterans

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, hosts an annual Veterans Day event to show appreciation to all veterans for their hard work and dedication throughout the year providing the most effective, efficient and best value logistics services for the warfighters.

The ceremony, emceed by Carla Mericle began with the national anthem performed by DLA Distribution Red River employee Joe Cummings. Additionally, Robert Hinckley, a DLA Distribution Red River employee and Vietnam veteran recited “The Name on the Wall,” a poem about a soldier who died in Vietnam.

“Over a third of the work force consists of veterans,” explained DLA Distribution Red River commander Army Lt. Col. Anthony Stoeger. “It is fitting that we recognize those who not only servied in the armed forces, but continue to serve our country everyday by supporting the warfighters throughout the world.”

The program concluded with a cake cutting ceremony consisting of four cakes to represent each military branch; Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. A slide show featuring DLA Distribution Red River’s veterans was featured during the event.

“As a veteran, I look forward to this program each year,” said Willie Houff, supply management specialist supervisor. “It is a great time to see DLA Distribution Red River veterans all in the same place. It is also a reminder that everyone still cares for our veterans by making this event happen and giving our veterans some recognition for their service.”