I started at Boeing as an Aero Engineering summer intern, then stayed for a quarter century before recently retiring. I can honestly say that the pride Boeing people feel for our products is very real and personal.
Whenever anyone would ask what I liked best about working for Boeing, my answer was always the same: the people. The privilege of working with the most brilliant people on the planet is priceless, as was getting to do some of the coolest work one can imagine.
Best wishes to the younger generation in continuing the legacy. It ain't easy, but it's worth it!