Take a look at this December 1972 “Christmas Message” that appeared in Delta Digest, a monthly publication by the Public Relations Department of Delta Air Lines. Delta has come a long way in 38 years. Now they’re one of the official sponsors of the annual Gay Pride parade.
A Christmas Message
To: All Members of the Delta Family
As we celebrate the birth of Christ during this Christmas Season, we are also honoring the way of life that He taught the world. His doctrines with their unquestioned truths and integrity provide the basic rules governing man’s ideal behavior. It is when these principles are forgotten or ignored that we must substitute complicated laws to govern our relationships with one another and appear in court to settle our disputes and even fight wars to halt encroachments and unreasonable demands of one upon another.
When we stop to take note of the volumes of man’s law lining the walls of an attorney’s library, witness the backlog of cases in our courts and review the wars fought throughout history, we can then clearly realize how often man has forgotten and neglected Christ’s message.
During this Christmas Season, may each of us reflect on our heritage. We are truly blessed at Delta with the privilege of working with a group of people who have established their relationship with one another on Christian principles. We treat our fellow employee with respect and consideration. Our confidence and trust in each other is built on the principles of fair play and the Golden Rule.
It is hope that all nations and all people will some day learn to abide by the simple rules of human behavior expounded by Christ. Then the world will experience the happiness, security and peace of mind which only come from His way of life.
On the joyous occasion of Christmastide, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
D. C. Garrett, Jr.
W. T. Beebe
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer