November 8, 2018
(Dayton, TN) La-Z-Boy Tennessee’s VP and GM Don Mather led the call in honoring the many veterans who work at the company’s Dayton facility during their annual Veteran’s Luncheon at the National Guard Armory.
Human Resources Director, Janet Earnhardt, says she’s very thankful for all the company’s veterans, stating, “We really appreciate the veterans that work for La-Z-Boy. They take care of our company and take care of our country.”
“We really appreciate the work they do everyday and how they lead their coworkers. So we’re really pleased to be able to give an event to really honor those folks.”
The event was keynoted by one of Rhea County’s most decorated and respected veterans, Colonel Brock Harris who served as an intelligence officer across the globe.
Colonel Harris stated the United States Armed Forces wasn’t the greatest military force in the world because of our superior weapons systems or advanced technology. Harris insists our military advantage rests solely in the quality and competency of our soldiers and non-commissioned officers who fulfill their duty.
Harris praised our veterans not only for their contributions in the military but also for their continued service as civilians.
“Anytime I get to be around soldiers and folks who served in the military, I’m honored,” stated Colonel Harris.
“So today it was my honor to be able to come out and talk about the contributions that have been made and continue to be made by our soldiers, our service members, and our non-commissioned officers specifically today.”
La-Z-Boy veterans enjoyed a steak dinner with all the fixings catered by Evelyn’s Catering. Brock Harris now serves Rhea County as President of Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre and Project Facilitator, Rhea Heritage & Scopes Trial Museum renovation.