National Beef honors veteran employees

Vincent Marshall
Opie Astorga, National Beef human resources director, and Marilyn Treto, National Beef human resources assistant manager, meet with veterans at the meatpacking plant during Veterans Day to give commemorative flags to employees for their military service.

National Beef Packing Co. honored its veteran employees for Veterans Day this year.

Through Flags of Valor, National Beef purchased commemorative flags to honor employees.

“During such an uncertain time in our lives, I am thankful that National Beef is continuing the tradition of celebrating their military veteran employees,” said Frank Boyer, team leader in the 101st Airborne for the U.S. Army and now safety manager in Hummels Wharf, Pa. “Our team always looks forward to National Beef’s special celebration of employees who’ve served our country. It’s nice to know they support our dedication to our job and our country.”

According to National Beef, this year’s observance took place in nine cities, including Dodge City, building on efforts from the last several years.

“National Beef recognizes the sacrifices military veterans make,” said Arnie Van Berkel, a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force from 1969-1975 and now a field marketing manager. “To receive a token of appreciation and acknowledgement this Veterans Day is special, and to know we’re supporting Flags of Valor makes it all the more appreciated.”

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