National Superheros Day
It’s National Superheroes Day. Normally this would be a fun day to pay tribute to our favorite imaginary superhero—Superman is mine—but the extraordinary circumstances of the recent weeks/months have made it clear there are real superheroes in our midst, and they’re doing monumental tasks that comic book superheroes never imagined having to do. So today, let’s celebrate the real heroes in our communities.
Those heroes include people on the pandemic’s front lines: Doctors, nurses and every medical worker whose work life has collided with COVID-19. They continue to show up for work, day after day, facing unimaginable situations and having to quarantine from their own families. Yet, even knowing the risks they face, they still come to work. That is the very definition of courage and heroism. You have our deepest, most profound thanks and gratitude.
We also offer thanks and deep gratitude to first responders and law enforcement, who are dealing with unprecedented conditions and unknown risks as they work to keep people across the U.S. safe. They too are running up against the pandemic as they respond to legal and safety issues.
You may not know that as a food supplier, E.A. Sween is an essential services business. Today I need to thank every employee across the country as they continue working together to safely get our products into the hands of people who need them. Every worker, every delivery person, every employee working from home, is a hero. We cannot thank you enough for your work keeping our plants open and our trucks on their delivery routes. And our thanks to all the store owners and employees who keep their retail businesses open to sell these products, and all of our supplier and distribution partners who help us get products to those retailers. We’re always grateful to them, but perhaps never more than now.
We’re proud to provide extra financial compensation and extraordinary safety protocols for the front-line employees for the risks they take every day. We salute everyone within the E.A. Sween family. We couldn’t do it without you. Today—and everyday—you are superheroes.
E.A. Sween Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Tom H. Sween