Hello Mr. Smith. I hope this finds you well. Last night my dad, Gary Frey, worked his final swing shift at the FedEx Global Operations Control center. For the last 27+ years, he has been a member of your team serving in a variety of roles in GOC and Charters. He has had a remarkable run, traveling the globe and working on challenging and unique assignments ranging from the Flying Tigers merger to helping make sure that a panda bear was safely transported from China to the United States on an MD-11 wide body.
Today, his birthday, he woke up a retired employee of FedEx. I'm sure he and Mom, married now 40+ years, will reflect upon a number of memories in the weeks and months ahead, many of which would not have come to pass had it not been for his employment with your company.
So thank you Mr. Smith. Yes, for providing Mom and Dad the means by which they were able to maintain contentment for our family year after year, but more so for standing by the "People, Service, Profit" philosophy you have championed as founder and CEO of FedEx since 1973.
We wish you and everyone at FedEx continued success in the years ahead.
P.S. The future FedEx pilot pictured above is Lucas Glaeske, Dad's six-year-old grandson. He, too, is a raving FedEx enthusiast.