Congressman Chuck Fleischmann gave a brief speech and presented awards to several attendees at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve annual luncheon.
“One of the foundations of our country is the idea of the citizen soldier. The man or woman who works a civilian job, but who gallantly responds to their country’s call. Our National Guard and Reserve forces do a tremendous job defending liberty alongside our active duty volunteers, a job they could not do without the support of their employers. These employers truly support the troops: They go without valuable employees for long periods, provide care packages and financial assistance, and ensure our servicemen can return to their jobs,” Rep. Fleischmann said.
“It is my pleasure and my honor to present theses award to such deserving employers. May God bless our troops, and may those who are serving overseas know that we miss you and hope you can come home soon.”
This year’s recipients of the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve awards are:
Anetta Ferguson, principal, Hardy Jr. High School. Recipient of a Special Award for her service to our Military Men and Women.
Colon Pope, CSX, Recipient of "Boss is a Patriot" Awards
Ora Green, Jasper Machine Co., Recipient of "Boss is a Patriot" Award
Megan Lyness, GSA, Recipient of "Boss is a Patriot" Award
SGT Rodney Terrell, Hamilton County Sheriff Dept, Recipient of "Boss is a Patriot" Award
Terry Conley, Conley Service Center, Recipient of "Boss is a Patriot" Award
Chief Bobby Dodd, Chattanooga Police Department, Recipient of "Boss is a Patriot" Award
Bradley County EMS, Recipient of "Above and Beyond Award"
Life Guard Ambulance Service Recipeint "Special Award"