Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremonies Held at Ashley Furniture Industries Facilities Across the Nation

ARCADIA, Wis. — On Thursday, May 23, in honor of Memorial Day, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) held a flag raising ceremony at each of their U.S. advanced manufacturing and distribution facilities. The ceremonies were led by Ashley executives from Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, along with members of their local military groups. Employees gathered to remember those who served our country and reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Ashley employees who are current or past service members were also recognized during the ceremonies.

“Patriotism is the glue that unites a country. It is important because it allows people to appreciate the efforts done by the heroes before them in order to attain the freedom that this country enjoys today,” said Joe Murphy (Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps), Ashley Furniture Industries. “The flag raising ceremonies allow Ashley’s employees a moment to remember those who have fallen and appreciate their efforts. Patriotism allows a nation to take pride of the country’s past, present and future achievements.”

Following the flag raising ceremony, a moment of silence was held to honor those who have passed in the line of duty.

“We’re proud to host flag raising ceremonies nationwide, to gather in unity as a company with our local community members to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our country,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries. “As a day of remembrance for our fallen heroes, it is important that we never lose sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day.”

Ashley Furniture Industries would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend.


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