Newly Restored Patriot Guard Fire Truck Boasts Custom Windshields Donated by Guardian's Custom Glass Solutions on Display at Nashville’s Veteran’s Day Parade

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Newly Restored Patriot Guard Fire Truck Boasts Custom Windshields at Nashville’s Veteran’s Day Parade. Custom Glass Solutions Donates Windshields to Retired Firefighter Touched by Sept. 11th.

Custom Glass Solutions Patriot Guard Fire Truck

Dale Lawrence of Lawrence Glass, Debi Owens of Custom Glass Solutions and Ron Neely

“We were touched by his cause and wanted to do something to help,” says CGS Sales Manager Debi Owens.

A very special addition will roll down the streets of downtown Nashville tomorrow at the annual Nashville Veteran’s Day Parade. A fully-restored, Patriot Guard Sutphen fire engine adorned with patriotic trimmings will honor the memories of the fallen firefighters and rescue workers from the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Ron Neely, a retired Nashville Firefighter with 24 years of service, was deeply touched by the events of Sept. 11th and purchased and restored the truck and uses it in parades and events to keep the memory of 9/11 alive. At the Nashville Parade, Neely will unveil a unique pair of custom windshields donated by Guardian’s Custom Glass Solutions (CGS) based in Worthington, Ohio. Upon contacting CGS to inquire about replacing the broken windshields in his truck, the staff at CGS decided to donate both windshields to Mr. Neely.

“We were touched by his cause and wanted to do something to help,” says CGS Sales Manager Debi Owens. “Ron was ecstatic to learn his messaging ‘All Gave Some / Some Gave All’ would be permanently protected by the glass.”

The windshields were recently presented and installed with the help of the Lawrence Glass Company in Murfreesboro at no charge. “We’ve always supported our men and women in uniform and were compelled to help in any way possible when we heard Ron’s story,” comments Dale Lawrence of Lawrence Glass Company.

Neely plans to showcase his Patriot Guard fire engine at parades and other events around the country for years to come.

“I am really touched by what CGS has done and can’t thank them enough,” says Neely.

About Custom Glass Solutions
Guardian’s Custom Glass Solutions (CGS) is North America’s leading producer of large format, laminated glass systems. In addition to laminated glass, CGS also manufactures flat, bent, and tempered glass systems, offering a broad range of capabilities and the most diverse selection of products for many different transportation segments. Visit http://www.customglasssolutions.com.

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