posts tagged with Memorial

Remembering Burnetta B. Williams

When I first met Burnetta Williams 30 years ago, I could tell there was something special about her. She exuded a quiet power and confidence that gave me the feeling she could handle big jobs.  And how! She was a brilliant, results-oriented leader who took on the most challenging tasks with humility and grace.  Her passing on December 13 is a loss to FedEx and the many lives she touched along her journey.     

Sustaining the Dream of Equality of Opportunity

mlkmemorial.jpg ...Diversity can be a source of strength for any society that embraces it. In my own experience, I’ve found that people from different backgrounds bring unique insights. They are far more likely to understand the broader implications of a policy or business decision because of an enhanced, or even a different, perspective.

As a result, they are able to generate more, often better and creative solutions to the problems we face as a business and as participants in our larger society...

Assisting with the Hero Portraits September 11 Memorial

This past Thursday September 8 on the corner of Central Park South and 6th Ave, the Hero Portraits September 11th Memorial was unveiled. It was the culmination of a two year effort on behalf of the Hero Portraits organization led by chairman and founder Darryl Lynn in honor of this year’s 10th anniversary of 9/11. The memorial, a 9 ft high 11ft wide structure in the shape of an American flag, held the portraits of first responders to the attack on the twin towers on September 11th 2001.