During the month of December, we recognized the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese bombed the island with no prior warning plunging us into war on the Asian front. We should all take a moment to reflect on this event and how it changed so many lives. To remember all the lives that were lost to ensure our way of life today and to never forget the sacrifices made by those men and women.
We also should recognize all the men and women who are coming home from the Middle East. To remember they stand ready to defend our freedoms when called upon as done by the ones gone before them. When you see that person in uniform, thank them for the sacrifices they make each day to allow us to keep our freedoms.
Welcome aboard to our new and returning employees:
Joseph Gray will be working at our Brandywine Two location.
Miseal Avalos is returning to our Lorton location, AAAACO Auto Parts.
Henry Finch has returned to our Construction crew.
Isaac Riggs will be working at our Rentals location.
James Laing will be working at our Eden Used Auto Parts in place of his brother Richard, who is out recuperating from back surgery.
Congratulations to Debbie Reidy at our SaveMore location in Fort Washington. Her son Michael and his wife, Shannon are expecting their first child in January and Debbie’s first grand child.
Congratulations to Brian Williams and Christine Buss on the birth of their son Bentley Michael Williams born on October 13, 2011. His brother, J.R. from Save More also had some exciting news to share, the birth of his son, Junior Williams, III who came in at a health 8 pounds 2 oz. and according to Junior is “perfect”!
We want to wish Diane Hall a get well soon. She is the wife of Ron Hall. Diane suffered a heart attack December 16th. The doctors implanted 3 stents and she is on the road to recovery.
Condolences go to the families of Jonathan Akers who lost his mother, Virginia Akers on December 19th and to Jimmy Goddard who lost his mother, Mary Jo Goddard, on December 9th. Our prayers go out to these families.
Congratulations to the following locations for remaining at 100% compliance in completing their safety meetings with their employees:
Eden Used Auto Parts
Southern Maryland Auto Parts
We would also like to congratulate Alvin Guerra formerly a dismantler at Central Small Car on his promotion to Installation Mechanic. Alvin has been with Brandywine for over six years, and will be working at our newest installation shop at Save More - this is a well-deserved promotion. Congratulations Alvin!!
We want to thank Neal Sullivan and all his helpers for cooking the great Christmas feast on December 23rd. Once again they did a great job of feeding all of us. From all of us the hard work you put in was well worth the effort. We enjoyed every bite….
And once again Walter has left us for Florida. Everyone wishes him well and look forward to his return in the near future.