Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Honors Veterans with Wall

How can we say "thank you" enough? How can we make it mean something?

Scott Theriault and members of the North Berwick Pratt & Whitney Veteran's Council had some good ideas.

"It's something to be proud of, it was a vision. To see the vision come to reality is phenomenal," Theriault said from the North Berwick, Maine, plant.

Inspired by the Veterans Wall in East Hartford, Connecticut, members of the council worked with Connecticut Pratt & Whitney employees to create a similar monument.

"We worked on it for awhile," Theriault said.

Almost 200 names on a plaque face out onto a main artery of the plant, men and women who share a love of country and company. Logos of the armed forces are clearly seen overhead, flanking the American and Maine flags.

"I think it's very significant that a company does that for its employees. It's a long tradition with Pratt," said Burnell Bailey, a member of the council. Bailey flew KC-135s for the Air Force and has been with Pratt & Whitney for six years.

An official dedication of the wall took place earlier this month, a company's "thank you" will now rest here forever.

"I actually got goose bumps when we pulled that curtain down," Theriault said.

How do we say "thank you?" In North Berwick, the path leads here. It's a walk worth taking.

"It's just a small token of Pratt & Whitney's appreciation to the veterans for serving," Theriault said.

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