Another Reason to Fly Southwest

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Apr 25, 2007 9:27 AM
You know, in addition to that $27 fare to Tampa you just got. Sweeeet.

Southwest is getting behind the Red Friday campaign, which encourages Americans to wear red on Fridays to show their support for the troops.

Why are they supporting it?

This post on Southwest’s blog explains why the company has embraced the Red Fridays idea as a voluntary way of showing support. A spokeswoman for Southwest told me that at the height of the current conflict, Southwest had 173 employees called to serve, 79 of who remain on military leave. So now when you see a Southwest employee wearing a red shirt, you’ll know why.

The company also sends care packages to its employees called to duty. Click over for more stories of the heroes who happen to also be Southwest employees.