On Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, the CSD Transportation Department took the time to recognize the veterans among the bus drivers by inviting them to set up a display of their military memories. According to Kathy Wilde and Lori Jensen, this is a tradition spanning at least 15 years.
The drivers who have served in the military are invited to bring awards, medals, pins, pictures, anything from their time during service to display outside the transportation office. This year three drivers participated: Kristen Henrie, Floyd Mackley, and Michael Madsen - Van Hamaker and Dave Bigelow are also veterans but did not choose to participate.
Jensen said of the tradition, “It is so cool, and they’re really proud of [their accomplishments]. They love to bring their stuff, especially Floyd [Mackley]...he’s the one who has two purple hearts and he is so proud of that.”
Thank you to our bus drivers who are veterans for your service, and thank you to all who served.
Photo Credits - Justin Wilde, District Transportation Director