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To Honor and Serve: Celebrating Veterans Day


The following blog post was co-written by Rachel Barry and Ashlee Smith.


When an Employee starts their career at Southwest Airlines, they bring with them their own unique background, perspectives, and personal experiences. Those perspectives combined with their skills help them to do their jobs in impactful and meaningful ways. Julio Salazar joined Southwest Airlines three years ago. With him, he brought the important lessons he learned during his service in the Navy.


Julio says the best part of being deployed is getting mail—particularly hand-written letters. That’s why he regularly takes the time to write and send care packages to deployed service men and women. We’re proud to employ veterans like Julio and to celebrate them and all veterans today and throughout the year. Patriotism runs deep at Southwest Airlines. We’re proud of the more than 8,000 Employees who have served or are actively serving, and the 1,300 military spouses currently in our ranks.



Our brand colors may be red, yellow, and blue, but our support is for the red, white, and blue.