HARRISBURG – Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) and Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) introduced a resolution this week designating the week of August 15-21 as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week in Pennsylvania.
Senate Resolution 157 pays tribute to the thousands of Pennsylvania employers that hire and make accommodations for members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Reserve components of the U.S. military. The resolution also recognizes the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who serve in these positions.
“It is essential that Guard and Reserve members have the support of both their families and employers so that they can focus on their mission,” Stefano said. “With this resolution, we pay tribute to the thousands of Pennsylvania businesses who go out of their way for the service members they employ – whether it is for drill weekends or called to service.”
“National Guard and Reserve service members play a key role in protecting our national security and ensuring the readiness of our military,” Corman said. “The brave men and women who leave their homes and families to answer the call to serve deserve our deepest respect and admiration, and we are fortunate that so many employers help to sustain that model by supporting their employees.”
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week is also recognized nationally.