Comcast Volunteers Honor Veterans and Military Families on Wreaths Across America Day
On Saturday, December 16, Comcast NBCUniversal employees teamed up with the military community in support of Wreaths Across America, a national tribute to fallen veterans and their families.
This was Comcast’s eighth consecutive year participating in the annual day of remembrance. The initiative was led by the Veterans Network (VetNet) Employee Resource Group, mobilizing hundreds of volunteers nationwide. From the historic cemeteries of Virginia to the revered memorials of California, team members came together to lay wreaths in honor of our nation’s heroes.
At Comcast NBCUniversal, we deeply value the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. We’re proud to participate in this meaningful tribute, and it’s an honor to stand with our teammates across the country—especially those who have lost loved ones.
Saturday’s commemorative activities held profound personal significance for Sabrina Rodriguez, a Community Account Representative with Xfinity. At Houston Memorial Cemetery, she paid homage to her grandfather, David Martinez, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
“Visiting my grandfather’s resting place, I’m reminded of the incredible sacrifices he made for his country and his family,” Rodriguez said. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to reconnect with his memory and honor the service of those who have bravely defended our freedoms.”
Rodriguez’s role in the Comcast Texas Region’s VetNet and her volunteer work with veteran serving organizations are a testament to her grandfather’s influence. Her recent contributions at Camp Hope and Combined Arms are only snapshots of her ongoing dedication to the military community.
Jerry Shoemake, a Technical Operations Supervisor, also found a deep connection to the day's solemn tribute in Houston. With his son, Linden, at his side, he carefully placed wreaths against the headstones of his uncles, Jarrell Lynn Harrison and Larry Wayne Hatcher, both of whom served in Vietnam.
"My family has a legacy of military service that spans from the American Revolution to Vietnam. Each wreath we lay is an enduring salute to our nation’s heroes and the values of service and sacrifice that have shaped our family across generations,” Shoemake said. “It’s an honor to share this tradition with my son, and I feel a deep sense of appreciation knowing I'm part of a company that stands behind us.”
In addition to Texas, VetNet members volunteered to lay wreaths at cemeteries in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Comcast NBCUniversal remains dedicated to honoring and supporting the military community, not only through annual events like Wreaths Across America but also through our continuous efforts to make a positive impact in the lives of veterans and their families. To learn more, please visit our Military Engagement webpage.