Consumer goods manufacturer Melaleuca was recently recognized by the United States Department of Defense for being a military-friendly, patriotic employer.
We here at Texas Military Justice fully support our brave men and women in uniform. Ours is a free nation largely because of the sacrifices made by our military.
When we think of patriotism, we think of honoring our constitution, protecting our rights, and celebrating our freedom. We have high praise for employers who do the same.
Melaleuca is an Idaho-based company that makes and sells a variety of consumer products. The company has been around since 1985 and is well known in its local community for its patriotism.
The company and its CEO, Frank VanderSloot, sponsor the annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration—a Fourth of July fireworks display over the Snake River. It’s the largest such show west of the Mississippi River, and it’s put on to pay tribute to our country’s heroes. The event is set to music and spleen word that honors the members of our military and their families for their sacrifice in defense of liberty.
Recently, Melaleuca was honored by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) on two separate occasions.
The first was an award presented by the DOD’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR recognized Melaleuca for its efforts in taking care of an employee while he was serving on active duty for the Army National Guard.
Melaleuca made sure his benefits were covered and his family was looked after while he was away. The company also made sure his return to his civilian job was as smooth and stress-free as possible.
The second honor given to Melaleuca was the Seven Seals Award, one of the most prestigious civilian awards handed out by the DOD. Melaleuca was given the award for its continuing work to support Idaho’s citizen soldiers and for publicly recognizing the sacrifices made by our nations soldiers and veterans.