Home Depot remembers John Lewis
The life of U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis was being remembered in many places across the country following his death July 18.
Lewis represented the 5th Congressional District of Georgia, which includes most of Atlanta, Home Depot’s backyard. The world’s largest home improvement retailer paid tribute to Lewis with an obituary on the company’s web site.
“Congressman Lewis was a beloved friend of countless Home Depot associates, many of whom were his constituents in the 5th Congressional District of Georgia,” reads the article.
“In addition to several visits Lewis made to The Home Depot’s Store Support Center, associates had the opportunity to meet him and experience his warmth and generous spirit firsthand at company-supported programs such as birthday celebrations and Georgia Legislative Black Caucus events.
“On his last visit to The Home Depot’s Store Support Center he delivered passionate and inspirational remarks to a standing-room-only crowd of Home Depot associates.”
The article concluded: “We will truly miss Congressman Lewis, but we will always remember him as one of the most inspirational leaders of our time who never lost his relentless tenacity for justice and equality.”