SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of U.S. military veterans, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), today, held its second annual Veterans Day ceremony at its corporate headquarters to recognize and honor the selfless sacrifices made by so many service members.
Ingram Micro associates collected $1,540 for donation to the Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
"We are so proud to celebrate this important day and recognize not only our veterans, but the veterans' family members who also made tremendous sacrifices for our country," said Robert Gifford, executive vice president, Ingram Micro Global Logistics. "It is my privilege to present this check to the Semper Fi Fund. On behalf of the Ingram Micro associates here in Santa Ana, we want to thank you for your service."
Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton kicked off today's ceremony with a presentation of the national colors, while the band, Resounding Joy, a nonprofit organization that provides therapy through music, performed a bevy of tunes.
"At Ingram Micro, we are grateful to get the opportunity to recognize and thank the veterans among our employees and in our community for their service," said Sam Kamel, senior vice president of corporate strategy, Ingram Micro Inc. and a Navy veteran. "We sincerely hope this donation to the Semper Fi Fund will make a positive impact on a service member's life."
The event concluded with a cake-cutting ceremony held with military swords and recognition of the oldest and youngest veteran present.
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Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.
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