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Keepsakes From Another Continent

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...Sixty seven years ago, Army Private First Class John Alfred D’Amore served in US armed forces in Belgium during WWII. During that time, he was in love with a woman, Rose Archie, who later became his wife. Fitting with his lastname D’Amore literally meaning “of love”, the young soldier carefully and secretly carried a keepsake box of photos and love letters from his fiancée Rose. As the ravages of war ensued, the keepsake box was lost but the soldier safely returned home to marry his sweetheart and build a family.

It was only this past June that the small wooden box was rediscovered by a woman cleaning an attic in the Ardennes region of Belgium and the adventure of finding its rightful owner began.

When FedEx Express stepped in to ensure the keepsake box arrived safely in the hands of John Alfred D’Amore, the surprise package was delivered in its rightful style-- hand delivered by FedEx couriers who are also US Veterans....[Read More]

Making Metros Greener

Every time I visit a U.S. city, I try to find a path, park or greenway so I can be in nature and see the city from a different angle. Without doubt, these parks and pathways are filled with local citizens enjoying these outdoor resources.

Viable parks, waterways and greenways make cities come alive. They are vital to not only the ecosystem, but the health of the city – attracting talent, creating fitness options, and offering outdoor learning labs for children and families. For FedEx, these spaces provide communities with safe places for children to play, reduce carbon and create communities that will prosper.