Recently Browning received a special gift from the officers, NCOs and soldiers of Charlie Company, 201st Engineer Battalion stationed in Afghanistan.
The gift is a beautiful, new American flag. On January 16, 2009 this special American flag was flown over Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom -- in honor of the Browning company.
This flag is now on display at the Browning corporate offices in Morgan, Utah, and is considered a treasured gift by Browning employees. It means so much to us because it came from the great men and women who are risking their safety and lives to preserve and strengthen the freedoms we cherish so much.
A few days after we received the flag, on a snowy February morning prior to putting the flag on display, several of our employees who are veterans held a special ceremony to hoist this special flag over the Browning headquarters. This flag has been flown only twice, in Afghanistan and at Browning.
At Browning we honor those who serve our nation so bravely. Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with all of you.