On Memorial Day, The Carrington Companies Honor our Country’s Fallen Heroes

May 24, 2019

A Memorial Day Message from Bruce Rose

From “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

From the first Memorial Day observance on May 30, 1868, in the aftermath of the Civil War, to the earnest ceremonies taking place across our country this year, the people of this great nation have long acknowledged the tremendous human cost of preserving our liberty. Only by ensuring we are the home of the brave will America remain the land of the free.

At The Carrington Companies, we hope to honor the fallen best by treating our living Veterans well. Through the Carrington Charitable Foundation, we are privileged to provide ongoing support to courageous military service members and their families through our Veteran-focused Signature Programs. These programs offer diverse assistance to Veterans by providing the Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity these heroes need and deserve. Since Memorial Day 2018, we have welcomed three new Veteran families into their Carrington House homes, including U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and Purple Heart recipient Holly Katke, the first woman combat Veteran to receive a Carrington House that has been renovated and refitted for ease of use and access.

Whether you plan to observe Memorial Day with a parade, a service or a moment of silence, please reflect on the memories, and the sacrifice, of those who will forever carry a burden they refused to set aside. I am reminded of Ray Chavez, America's oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, who passed away this past November. Rosemary and I had the distinct honor of transporting Ray and his daughter Kathleen – the U.S. Navy's first female jet engine mechanic – on behalf of the Veterans Airlift Command. Ray’s service, and his life after service, embody the fortitude and character required to safeguard the cause of freedom.

This Memorial Day, on behalf of The Carrington Companies, we thank our nation's Veterans. They will always be honored and remembered.

Bruce Rose                                                                    
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

This Memorial Day, on behalf of The Carrington Companies, we thank our nation's Veterans.
They will always be honored and remembered.​