Frontier Communications is focused
on Memorial Day
During a poignant visit to the Stamford, Connecticut headquarters of Frontier Communications, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Parry, parents of CPO U.S. Navy SEAL Brian Bill, killed in combat in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, asked employees to help honor and remember him.
Their presence was part of a company-wide commitment to focus attention on the real purpose of Memorial Day: A day to reflect upon those who sacrificed themselves in the cause of freedom. It is a time to remember the fallen and the loved ones who will forever mourn the men and women who were their sons and daughters, husbands and wives, uncles and aunts.
Frontier organized a series of special events to help honor and remember. Within the company, it began with Stamford employees listening somberly as the Parrys spoke about Brian. He died doing what he loved and was trained to do, but everyone in the room saw parents aching for their beloved boy. The Parry’s have channeled their grief into raising awareness of the Honor and Remember Flag, now on permanent display at Frontier headquarters. It is next to a Flag of Honor for those who perished on 9/11.
In addition, a video by Frontier's President & COO Dan McCarthy and Michael Golob, SVP of Engineering & Technology, both veterans, gave employees personal insight into their feelings about duty, honor and country.
At 50 of Frontier's larger facilities, Honor and Remember Flags are displayed in remembrance of those who died in service to our country. Frontier is a proud member of the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces, the 100,000 Jobs Mission and Joining Forces, an initiative from the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama to assist military families.
Military veterans comprise more than 10 percent of Frontier’s workforce and company’s leadership has committed that 10 percent of all future hires will be veterans or military spouses.
Left to right: Dr. Parry, Mrs. Parry, Gregg Barratt, AVP Talent Development, and Cecilia McKenney, EVP HR & Administrative Services