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Adventurer C

You are not seeing double in the title.  March 12, 2010 is an important day at Southwest Airlines. No, we’re not starting service to a new city today, and we’re not launching a new product; it’s a way bigger deal than any of that.  March 12 is the shared birthday of two of the most important men in Southwest Airlines history: Gary Kelly and Herb Kelleher! 

These guys have a lot in common: they’re both really tall, they’ve both held the titles of President, CEO, and Chairman of our Company; and, of course, they share this special day.  They also have something else in common: their love of animals.  So when deciding what to get two guys who have done so much for all of us and the community, the Executive Office, Pass Bureau,  Culture, and Communications Employees decided to show them our LUV by holding a collection drive for a nearby pet shelter, Dog & Kitty City.  The shelter’s web site has a long list of needs and we did our best to collect items that will help them out, all in Gary’s and Herb’s names.

Happy Birthday, Gary & Herb, we hope you enjoy this gift from our hearts!  To see a special birthday video for Gary, click here.

Explorer C
Happy Birthday Gary and Herb. Herb you are to me the leadership mentor of all time. I read Nuts! over and over and as I finish my Masters degree in leadership I look forward to being a servant like you although you probably are a better arm wrestler than me. Happy Birthday- I will enjoy a cigar and shot of whiskey as a toast in celebration. You both are the finest. Best regards, Brian from Buffalo PS. I love flying SWA too.
Explorer C
April14, 2010 Happy birthday guys! My Bob husband & I are born in March also! Bob's is March 10 and mine is March 29. One of our Son's will be 30 on March 25th and my best friend has hers on March 16th. Last year I received a card from SWA and showed everyone for almost 6 months. Kept it in my purse. It was such a clever card and ment alot since I rave about SWA all the time and what great service we have always had. Even tried to change one of the company's that I work for to start using SWA and they finally saw how much better it really was too! Anyway, everyone said that I must fly alot. I explained that it has been at least a year at that time. But never had one before from you and just loved it. Now I see Bob has gotten one! Thanks for thinking of us and making us feel so special this great Birthday and St. Patrick's day Month! Hope, Gary and Herb, that your Bithdays are fantastic this weekend. And it is great to share the St. Parick's Month with you too and our Irsh heritage! ErIn GO Braugh! M A Feeney Westerville Ohio
Explorer A
Happy Birthday! *Has party & passes out cake, peanuts, candy corn, punch, & presents.* I think this is a wonderful idea that you are doing! I, too, LUV animals-especially dogs, & they're my favorite! Of course, I LUV SWA, too! SWA LUV & mine! :) Fact for the day: 45-65% of your cals. should come from carbs, 10-35% from protein, & 20-35% from fat.