Atlas Van Lines ships American flags for veterans celebration

Donated shipment helped American Legion display 2,600 flags across Maine

November 27, 2007

Media Contacts:
Sara DeWitt, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
Kristen Fuhs Wells, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Across Maine, 2,600 American flags were on display for an American Legion Veterans Day celebration – thanks in part to Atlas Van Lines. The Evansville, Ind.-based company transported the flags from a storage facility in Sandy, Utah, to Bath, Maine, free of charge.

The flags, displayed in "healing fields" and along Interstate 95, were part of a statewide tribute to American veterans and victims of tragedy.

"Supporting the military, both those in active service and those who have served in the past, is a value we hold dear at Atlas – especially since so many of our employees are veterans," said Glen Dunkerson, president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines. "It's important to us to honor the lives of those who died serving their country and to anyone who has died tragically. To us, they're all American heroes."

Bisson Moving & Storage Co., an Atlas Van Lines agent located in West Bath, Maine, donated the handling, storage and transportation of the flags to four separate "healing field" sites across Maine, including Augusta's Capital Park. Bisson van operator Scott Morton, a 20-year member of the Sons of the American Legion, helped coordinate Atlas' involvement.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted record revenues of $986 million in 2006. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit for more information on the company and Atlas agents.