Veterans working at Sierra Bullets were recognized for their service to their country at an assembly held at the plant, located at 1400 West Henry, on Friday.
A total of 21 former and current members of the military work at Sierra Bullets, or 15 percent of the workforce. They represent a grand total of 153 years of service to the US, according to the company.
Les Robinson from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, presented the “Flag of Freedom” award to the company.
Sierra Bullets formally signed a pledge in February to support Missouri veterans, as part of the Show-Me Heroes program, established by Gov. Jay Nixon in January 2010.
Show-Me Heroes showcases Missouri businesses that are willling and eager to hire veterans when they return home from service.
The Flag of Freedom award consists of a plaque featuring an American patch from the combat uniform of a member of the Missouri National Guard worn while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Photos courtesy Dan Hickman, Sedalia News Journal.