Boeing’s Three Day Centenary Celebration Kicked Off on July 15
Boeing is celebrating its 100th birthday with a three day long Founders Day Centennial Celebration starting July15. 3,000 or more Boeing employees, retirees and family members of the workers gathered on Friday at the Museum of Flight, Seattle.
The celebration includes an array of planned activities, including different centennial displays at museum as well as events planned later at EEA's Air Venture. The planned festivities are expected to attract close to 100,000 present as well as ex-Boeing employees and families during the weekend.
While addressing the gathering, Boeing CEO and President Dennis Muilenburg said, "Few companies have achieved as much as we have. Today we celebrate that legacy together while imagining what comes next."
Present at the occasion was June Boeing, 90, the widow of William Boeing Jr. and also founder William Boeing's daughter-in-law. She recalled received a gift of Boeing's original incorporation papers which were filed on July 15,
1916 in Seattle.
Cheers greeted, Mawut Mayen, a manager with Boeing who is one of the "lost boys of Sudan" and fund a happy ending of his refugee story at the company. He said, "I have a great future ahead of me."
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