Window World Participates in 9/11 Tribute Honoring Veterans

September 14th, 2020 by Drew Vass, Executive Editor

Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), journeyed 8,426 miles in remembrance of the lives lost on 9/11.

As the nation reflected Friday on the 2,977 lives lost 19 years earlier, Window World franchises joined the nonprofit organization Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), journeying 8,426 miles in remembrance. Headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., the replacement window and exterior remodeling company helped to present “9/11 Moving Tribute,” joining donors and participants in moving American flags to honor veterans who served after 9/11. More than 25 Window World franchise locations participated.

“Today, thousands of veterans and supporters have come together to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the veterans that served in the wars following,” said Bana Miller, director of marketing for Team RWB.

The anniversary of September 11 marks an important moment for veterans, she said, as many deployed or enlisted in response to the attacks. The event’s 8,426 miles represent the 2,977 lives lost in attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines flight 93, plus 5,500 service members who were killed in action in the wars that followed.

“The tragic events of September 11 inspired many military members to take action to protect their fellow Americans,” said Window World chairperson and CEO Tammy Whitworth. “Our nation’s veterans made numerous sacrifices for our country, and the Window World family wants to show our gratitude and respect. We are privileged to join Team RWB in its efforts to support this country’s service members.”

At Fort Bragg, participants joined in the early hours of the morning.

Sponsored by TrueCar and Peraton, Team RWB’s 9/11 Moving Tribute is designed to honor and commemorate the legacy of those individuals, event officials said. Participants pledged to walk, run or cycle miles both in-person and virtually as part of the local moving tribute. Proceeds from the sale of limited-edition gear support veterans who served after 9/11.

“It is imperative to recognize the significance of September 11 on our military community and our country,” said Mike Erwin, executive director of Team RWB. “We’re honored that thousands of supporters and our partners are joining this effort to recognize the victims, responders, and service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

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