SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — One of Springfield’s largest employers is launching new initiatives to honor the region’s veterans and their families.
As part of it’s commitment to veterans. Smith & Wesson unveiled plans to refurbish its Veteran’s Memorial.
The gun maker Thursday hosted an event at it’s “Veteran’s Memorial flagpole” in front of their Roosevelt Avenue headquarters.
Smith & Wesson has been providing jobs in Springfield for more than 160 years, but it’s the company’s involvement in the community that also stands out.
“We want to ensure the men, women, and families who’ve made such profound sacrifices for our country continue to have access to the critical services and support programs they need and deserve,” says James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, who helped unveil the plans for the refurbished memorial, adds that the announcement Thursday is a $200,000 commitment from the company.
Thursday’s event coincides with National Military Families Month and was also planned in anticipation of Veterans Day.