Veteran appreciation is a staple of construction culture, and the Lexington, Kentucky, plant of Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, embodied that on April 21.
On that day, workers came together to honor nine employees who are veterans of the U.S. military. The event offered a perfect way to thank these Oldcastle Infrastructure team members for their service and learn more about the contributions they made through their service.
Thank You to Our CRH Vets
Among the diverse group of Lexington Company men who served in various military branches, eight have completed their service and one is an active duty National Guardsman. They've served both in peacetime and stretches of war.
The veteran appreciation event included a very nice four-course steak dinner with all the trimmings. Linda Bradford and Tammie Morris had the pleasure of serving the meals to our veterans – ensuring they had everything they needed.
And everything was naturally decorated in red, white, and blue, right down to the utensils.
The honored veteran employees were:
- Paul Ray
- Allan Lewis
- Curtis Jones
- Steven Toungate
- Justin Faulkner
- Scotty Moore
- Ronald Kitzmiller
- Alfred Mullikin
- Thomas Crawford
“We are extremely proud of and grateful to Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington’s veterans, as well as those throughout our company and our country," said Tammie Morris, Lexington Plant Accountant. "We can’t thank our veterans enough for their service and sacrifice, but we hope this recognition expressed it in some small way."
Lexington plant manager Mark Pedron said the veteran appreciation meal was a show of Oldcastle Infrastructure support from the latest generation to all those past.
"Oldcastle Infrastructure Lexington salutes you,” Mark Pedron added.
Thanking a veteran at work serves as a meaningful reminder to all Americans about the importance of supporting those who have served, from the greatest generation of WWII vets to the newly returning veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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