RACINE, Wis., November 10, 2015 — America’s military men and women are frequently unable to see their families over the holidays. It can be a lonely time for those who find themselves far from home. As a family company, SC Johnson wants to help families spend the holidays together and is making this happen for a group of military personnel stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
As a very special “thank you” to the men and women of our Armed Forces, SC Johnson is sponsoring a U.S. Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) event and flying in the families of active duty military to spend Thanksgiving with their loved ones. As the presenting sponsor of this event, SC Johnson is reuniting these families at Naval Station Norfolk to ensure they can enjoy the holiday together. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, and members of his own family will join these military families on base for Thanksgiving.
“I am so grateful for everything members of our Armed Forces and their families do each and every day to protect our country. They sacrifice a great deal, including time away from their loved ones,” said Johnson. “Reuniting these families for Thanksgiving is one small way that SC Johnson can say ‘thank you.’ My family and I are looking forward to spending the holiday with these brave men and women and the families that support them.”
A recent consumer survey conducted by SC Johnson found that nearly four out of five Americans say that it would not feel like the holidays if they couldn’t be with their family or loved ones. As part of this special Thanksgiving Day celebration, approximately 75 military men and women from bases in the Norfolk, Virginia area will be reunited with family members for two days of family togetherness.
Service members and their families will enjoy a variety of activities, including a Thanksgiving feast celebrating family togetherness, a tour of a Navy ship, as well as a football viewing party. Fisk Johnson and members of the Johnson family will spend Thanksgiving Day on base as well, celebrating the military’s service and dedication. Three-time Grammy winner, Train, is also scheduled to perform a private concert for the service members, their families and other active duty military the night before Thanksgiving, right after the band releases its very first Christmas album, Christmas In Tahoe.
“Our service men and women work incredibly hard throughout the year and many are unable to visit their families during the holidays,” said Captain Doug Beaver, Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk. “SC Johnson’s support to unite these families for Thanksgiving is especially welcome and will make an incredible difference in the lives of these young men and women. This celebration will create memories for these families that will last a lifetime.”