An honored man who always honored his associates
Sam was always the first to credit Walmart’s success to the associates who worked for him, and he made sure that information regarding the company’s objectives and results was not just held by top executives, but shared by all.
In 1992, Sam Walton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush for “his strong commitment to service and to the values that help individuals, businesses and the country succeed.” This is the highest honor our country can bestow on a private citizen, and it was during his acceptance speech that Sam first publicly expressed Walmart’s proud mission moving forward...
"If we work together, we'll lower the cost of living for everyone... we'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better life."