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TAMKO Supports Honor Flights for Veterans

Missouri-based building products company has a history of honoring veterans

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has provided financial and flight support for Honor Flight trips through Central Missouri Honor Flight, one of the 131 hubs in the national Honor Flight Network that operates in 46 states throughout the U.S. The Honor Flight Network helps transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice.
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“Veterans protect our freedoms and all that we love in America, which is why TAMKO, a company proudly based in the heartland of the USA, is dedicated to continually honoring veterans,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “As a company, we’ve been transporting wounded veterans and their families through the Veterans Airlift Command Hero Flights program for more than a decade now. And, we hire veterans. In fact, more than 12 percent of our workforce has a military service background.”

Additionally, TAMKO provides annual support and volunteers for the Field of Honor event in Frederick, Maryland, a tribute honoring those who died serving their country and a fundraiser to support men and women returning home from combat. TAMKO also recently donated building materials to a Homes for Heroes project in Colorado benefitting Sergeant Kristie Ennis, a Marine Corps veteran seriously injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

Since the inception of the Honor Flight Network in 2005, more than 200,000 veterans have been flown to their memorials, at no cost to the veterans. Currently, more than 35,000 veterans remain on a flight wait list. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with veterans who may be terminally ill. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization run primarily by volunteers and funded by charitable donations.

About Honor Flight Network

The Honor Flight Network (HFN) was cofounded in 2005 by Earl Morse, a Physician Assistant and Retired Air Force Captain who is the son of a Korean and Vietnam War veteran, and Jeff Miller, a small business owner who is the son of a WWII veteran.  The HFN mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends. As a non-profit organization run primarily by volunteers and funded by charitable donations, the HFN operates 131 hubs in 46 states. For more information on the HFN, visit their website at www.HonorFlight.org.

About TAMKO


TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at www.tamko.com.