Veterans across the Heritage Family were asked to participate in the Indianapolis Colts annual Salute to Service pre-game flag ceremony on November 26, 2023. A home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to commemorate them and their families.
Over a year ago, Sales Manager John Masterson of US Aggregates and Ben Hardy went to a Colts game to watch the flag ceremony when they came up with the idea to see if The Heritage Group would make this a community event. Hundreds of veterans and their families helped wave the American flag during the national anthem for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
A complete field-length 1,200-pound flag is unfurled as part of the pre-game ritual. The coordinated actions of hundreds of volunteers are needed to accomplish this task. Ben and John worked with Strategic Experiences Director Sara Morris to plan this enormous event. With the assistance of a special event committee, formal invitations were sent to all Heritage employees who qualified as veterans over a few months. T-shirts were designed and ordered, transportation was arranged, and day-of plans were assembled to keep attendees excited and entertained.
“I’ve never worked for such a good company that honors our military veterans in this way. It’s just very humbling and an honor to be part of this event and work for Heritage,” said Brian Frank, Transport Driver for Heritage Transport, LLC, and United States Navy veteran.
Check out some of our Veterans below at the Salute to Service.
Our Heritage family’s dedication to helping veterans is a bright example of how we continue to improve our society, giving those who bravely served our country life-changing experiences.
To learn more about our commitment to our veterans, visit our Veterans page.
Check out The Heritage Group Salute to Service video below.
Heritage Construction + Materials (HC+M) is part of The Heritage Group, a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. HC+M has core capabilities in infrastructure building. Its collection of companies provides innovative road construction and materials services across the Midwest. HC+M companies, including Milestone Contractors, Asphalt Materials, Inc., and US Aggregates, proudly employ 3,000 people at 55 locations across seven states. Learn more at www.heritagebuilds.com.About Asphalt Materials, Inc.
Asphalt Materials is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. Over its 66-year history, Asphalt Materials has prioritized safety and created a people-focused culture around asphalt expertise and innovation. Through its commitment to building long-term relationships with employees, customers, and vendors based on trust and confidence, Asphalt Materials creates solutions to issues affecting customers and our communities. Asphalt Materials is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of businesses. Learn more at www.asphalt-materials.com.About Heritage Research Group
Since 1980, Heritage Research Group, our in-house R&D laboratory, has helped The Heritage Group companies, customers, and partners evolve and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace. Today, Heritage Research Group provides innovative products, processes, and training that constantly improve how our companies serve their clients and delivers solutions to the myriad of challenges our clients face. It also creates new technologies that fuel further business opportunities for The Heritage Group. Learn more at www.thgrp.com/heritage-research-group.About Milestone Contractors, L.P.
Milestone Contractors is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. Milestone Contractors is a fully integrated heavy construction company specializing in highway, bridge, asphalt and concrete paving and site development. Over its 30-year history, Milestone has built a reputation for prioritizing safety, quality, people and innovation. Milestone Contractors is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of companies. Learn more at www.milestonelp.com.About US Aggregates
US Aggregates is a privately held, family-owned business headquartered in Indianapolis. With over 20 operations across Indiana, US Aggregates has been a customer-focused, innovative provider of high-quality essential stone, sand and gravel used in road construction, site prep and utilities, agriculture and erosion control. The company also specializes in industrial minerals like dolomitic and high-calcium products. Since 1967, US Aggregates has built a reputation for prioritizing safety, quality and community. US Aggregates is a part of The Heritage Group’s family of companies. Learn more at www.usagg.com.