Official Ceremony by Sprint's VETS Employee Resource Group to Take Place at Arlington National Cemetery on Independence Day
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:S) VETS Employee Resource Group members, representing more than 700 military veteran and reserve service members at the company, will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. on July 4. The official ceremony will honor service members still unaccounted for, and to all those who have served, or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Laying the wreath at the sacred tomb is U.S. Air Force veteran Wanda Satryb, vice president of customer service and U.S. Army veteran Karen McAbee, release manager for omnichannel operations. They will be assisted by U.S. Army Reserve Col. Tim Donnellan, Sprint client director for global wireline business and Chris Felix, vice president of federal and public sector.
The group builds on the company's strong reputation for recruiting veterans through marketing, community service outreach and military transition programs, while providing its veteran employees with professional development and mentoring opportunities. Sprint also supports several different military philanthropic endeavours and offers world-class wireless, wireline and IoT (Internet of Things) products and converged solutions to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
"I am truly humbled to take part in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider," said Satryb. "To do so on the fourth of July, a day when we remember the sacrifice the soldiers represented by this tomb made to defend our very independence and liberty, is a privilege that I never would have imagined. It is a proud moment for me to be able to honor those who lost their lives – as well as those who have served and are currently serving our country – defending the freedoms we are blessed to enjoy today."
"This is a great opportunity for veterans at Sprint to show our respect to fallen, for without their sacrifices, America as we know and love, would not exist. While we can never fully repay the debt we owe those who lay to rest in Arlington, it is an honor and duty to keep their legacy alive," said Donnellan. "July 4th is a perfect day to remember the fallen because they are the ones who brought us freedom. As I have learned in my 32 years of military service, the best part of Freedom is giving it to others, which is why I am privileged to be part of this ceremony."
Media interested in covering the ceremony, scheduled for 12:15 PM on July 4, can RSVP by contacting Justine Fauci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-827-0200.
To learn more about Sprint's efforts to serve those who serve, visit https://business.sprint.com/industry/government/.
Sprint (NYSE:S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.6 million connections as of March 31, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint's legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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