Woolrich honors wounded warriors

At a special event honoring wounded veterans last Wednesday, Woolrich CEO John Ranelli thanked eleven military service members for the “Sacrifices they’ve made and the sacrifices they continue to make everyday.”

Prior to the event Woolrich hosted the wounded warriors to a luncheon at the company’s mountain top Brayton Lodge that over looks the Susquehanna river valley.

Major General Wesley Craig, the Adjutant General of the PA Air and Army National Guard, and General Randall Marchi, Deputy Adjutant General-Army, Pennsylvania National Guard, arrived by Army Blackhawk helicopter in Woolrich last Wednesday.

Craig thanked the attending veterans for their service and presented Woolrich with a replica Liberty Bell inappreciation of the company’s support.

The decorated two-star generals presented Freedom Throws to the veterans:

John Gall – U.S. Army
Peter Engle – U.S. Army – Williamsport. PA
Christopher Reed – PA National Guard – Williamsport. PA
Greg Bowes – U.S. Army – Renovo, PA
Robert Sparrow – U.S. Army – Mill Hall, PA
Zachary Burgin – U.S. Army – Flemington, PA
Angela Watchey-Frank – U.S. Army – Lock Haven, PA
David Emmons – PA National Guard – Jonestown, PA
Jeremy Rist – PA National Guard – Montoursville, PA
Mike Bennett – PA National Guard – Pennsdale, PA
John Schloder – PA National Guard – Wilcox, PA

The keynote speaker at the event was Spencer Kimpton, CEO of The Mission Continues, a non-profit that awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans.  Following Kimpton’s speech, Woolrich CEO John Ranelli presented Kimpton a check for $5,000 in support of the organization.

Woolrich’s long-standing military tradition includes proudly manufacturing blankets for the U.S. armed services since the Civil War. In addition, the company employs a large number of veterans at the historic Woolen Mill in Woolrich, Pennsylvania.

For every Freedom Throw sold, Woolrich will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and supportive programs to meet the needs of injured service men and women.

To check out just one of the many great news stories that came out of the event, Click here .


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