Award is highest recognition bestowed by federal government
May 13, 2010
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today congratulated
Newmont Mining Corporation of Elko and Legacy Sports International of Reno
after they were named finalists for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support
Freedom Award. Marking its 15th anniversary this year, the Freedom Award
is the highest recognition given by the federal government to honor employers
for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National
Guard and the U.S. Reserve.
“I congratulate Newmont Mining Corporation and Legacy Sports International for
their outstanding support for our military men and women,” Reid said.
“Our country faces challenges at home and abroad, and the preparation of
our military—and the ability of its members to earn supplementary income while
stationed at home—is essential to our country’s well-being. I commend these two
companies for providing stable employment opportunities to the men and women
serving our country.”
Newmont Mining Corporation and Legacy Sports International have been selected
from more than 2,500 companies nominated nationwide and are two of 30 national
finalists. The Department of Defense will select 15 winners this summer
and present the winners with an award on September 23, 2010 in Washington, D.C.