Reflect and Honor – May 2021

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Dear Members,

While enjoying the warmer weather and the start of summer festivities, I hope you will join me in pausing to reflect on the sacrifices of our country’s veterans and their families. I am especially thankful for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedoms.

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

At Benton REA we are grateful to have many veterans among our employees, and we are proud to serve veterans and their families within the local community.

Not only do we pause on Memorial Day to remember the sacrifice and service of those who gave everything, but the month of May holds several other military anniversaries and events, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7 and Armed Forces Day on May 15.

On each of these important dates, please take a moment to reflect on the risks taken and the sacrifices made by those in the military, and to remember those who gave their lives in defense of the freedoms we all get to enjoy.


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Michael J. Bradshaw

General Manager

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