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August 3, 2015

Tapestry Unveiled at Ellis Island to Honor John Lennon

A beautiful French tapestry was recently delivered to Ellis Island’s Immigration Hall. Designed by Peter Sis, a Czech artist residing in New York. The tapestry, which shows the island of Manhattan as a yellow submarine, honors the late John Lennon. New York City proclaimed July 29th “John Lennon Day,” 40 years after Lennon received his

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July 17, 2015

“Dear FedEx, I want to fly airplanes”

Over 20 years ago, a young boy who dreamed of being a pilot sat down and wrote a letter to FedEx addressed to “To Whom It May Concern”. He didn’t know if anyone would even bother to answer. All those years later, he came to FedEx to personally thank the man who showed him how

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July 13, 2015

FedEx Increases Representation on the Executive Leadership Council

Most people are familiar with efforts to improve diversity within the corporate workforce. But what about diversity among corporate decision makers? That’s the mission of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a non-profit organization comprised of current and former black CEOs, senior executives and board members of Fortune 500 companies. The ELC is committed to increasing

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June 29, 2015

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind: FedEx Supports FIRST [Video]

FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The FIRST World Championship was later developed to allow STEM students the forum to showcase their skills and learn the value of teamwork.

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June 24, 2015

Benefits of the Road Less Traveled

As a society, we want cleaner air. We want a more vibrant economy. We want safer roads. But to have those things, we have to change. We have to chart a different course and take the road less traveled.

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June 22, 2015

Changing lives through compassion and kindness

Growing up in Wasilla, Alaska, Sam Allred was a happy, healthy and active little boy. All of that changed when he was only two and a half years old, and the battle for his life began. Sam was diagnosed with IgM Neuropathy, a very rare disease that causes the immune system to attack the kidneys.

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June 15, 2015

Living with MS

Most people wouldn’t know that anything is wrong with me. I was an elementary school principal. I held a doctorate in education. I’ve trained as an athlete my entire life: Division 1 full-scholarship softball athlete and triathlete in my later life. I’m married with an athletic and outgoing husband and three extremely active children. And

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June 11, 2015

FedEx Purple Eagle 2015 Honors St. Jude Patient Tyler West [Video]

The FedEx Purple Eagle airplane for 2015 is dedicated to 9-year-old St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient Tyler West. FedEx also announced a large new donation at the FESJC golf tournament in Memphis.

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June 11, 2015

Defending Open Skies, Not Either Side

The issue of Open Skies continues to garner attention, both in Washington, D.C. and in the national media. The Big 3 carriers are on one side of the issue, with Gulf Carriers on the other. Recently, FedEx filed comments with the Departments of Transportation, Commerce and State to consider in deciding whether to reopen Open

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June 10, 2015

Why We Need TPA

Trade bills are always an uphill battle and the current debate over Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is no exception. This is despite the clear evidence that trade creates opportunity and growth for the U.S. economy. Trade allows each of us, individually and collectively, to do what we do best and to trade with others for

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