Northrop Grumman Delivers Flowers To VA Patients

BILOXI (WLOX) -- Northrop Grumman has turned a let down for its company into a pick me up for our servicemen and women. Thursday afternoon the company made a special delivery to the V.A. Medical Center in Biloxi.

They came in by the armful - ginger flowers boasting brilliant red buds.

"Nothing like flowers brightens up an area where residents and patients stay at V.A. medical center," says Dianne Neureither, Associated Director for Patient Care Services.

The flowers were meant for a ceremony celebrating Northrop Grumman's contract with the U.S. Air Force to build refueling tankers on the Gulf Coast.  But with the contract now on hold, the company decided it would still put the flowers to good use and honor our nation's veterans.

V.A. volunteers say the flowers came right on time.

"We really didn't know what we were going to do for the Fourth of July," says Linda Tabor, V.A. Voluntary Service Assistant.  "We're going to put the flags in them, and I think they're going to look very pretty for the holiday.

Tabor says now that they have the flowers and flags, there's only one thing missing.

"All we need is some fireworks."