"WINBCO treats me like family," he said.
That's what Lane hears most about the companies that receive the Patriot Award.
"Often, it's when an employee feels part of the organization; they want to excel and the employer supports that," he said.
The business also was presented with their "Statement of Support" plaque Monday. Organizations can apply if they are willing to pledge their support.
When asked why he was willing to go the extra mile for his citizen soldiers, Christy, himself a U.S. Navy veteran, said the answer is pretty simple.
"The military, I don't care what branch, those service members, they've given everything. So what little we can give them ... they have my respect."
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