Meritor helps create military lounge at Detroit airport

A $5,000 grant from Meritor, Inc. is helping to fund a new Freedom Center Military Lounge that opened today in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal.

The 800-square-foot reception and hospitality center, located near Gate D-17, offers seating, Internet access, TV and free beverages and snacks. The lounge is open to all members of the armed forces and veterans and family members traveling with them.

“Meritor takes great pride in our commitment to the U.S. armed forces and the heroes who make sacrifices to protect our freedom,” said Tim Burns, vice president, Defense & Specialty, North America. “We hope that active-duty warfighters and veterans passing through Detroit make good use of the Freedom Center’s amenities.”

Since 2011, Meritor has committed $75,000 to support the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center lounges are operated by the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Designed around a mission of “serving those who serve us,” the organization’s first Freedom Center opened in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal in 2011.

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