For Immediate Release
BGE is proud of its employees who have served in the U.S. armed forces and thanks all veterans for their collective sacrifice and service
BALTIMORE, (Nov. 11, 2014) – In recognition of Veterans Day and in gratitude of the sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today honored more than 250 employee veterans and thanked them for their service. BGE presented its employee veterans with a commemorative military dog tag and a letter of gratitude and appreciation for their service. In addition, many BGE employee veterans participated in the Veterans Day March and Ceremony in Baltimore City this morning.
"At BGE we are proud to honor more than 250 employees who have proudly served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces with a commemorative Veterans Day military dog tag as a token of our gratitude and appreciation for their service," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer, BGE. "For more than two centuries, Americans have fought to preserve the freedom that our forefathers so valiantly earned, standing firm against those who would deny the most basic rights of others. From one generation to the next, men and women have answered the call to serve our nation with courage and commitment. Many BGE employees have lived by that ideal through service to our country and dozens of BGE employees company-wide are actively serving in the reserves or National Guard. Many other BGE employees have completed their service and now hold the respected title of American veteran and we are proud to work alongside these courageous men and women each day."
Today’s Veterans Day tribute and participation in the Veterans Day March and Ceremony was organized by the company’s employee resource group, EMAC (Exelon Militaries Actively Connected) Baltimore Chapter. EMAC’s mission is to provide a support network for Exelon employees with prior, active or reserve duty military service. This includes support for those with family members who are or have previously served. The EMAC employee resource group not only serves as a group of inclusion for all employees, both veterans and non-veterans, but members also provide community outreach, philanthropic and volunteer support throughout central Maryland.
BGE and parent company Exelon continue to expand efforts to recruit veterans. BGE is dedicated to its commitment to America’s men and women in uniform and veterans, seeking opportunities to employ them throughout the company where their unique skills and talents can be utilized.
G.I. Jobs magazine today ranked the Exelon family of companies 50th on its 2015 Military Friendly Employers list, which recognizes the top 100 U.S. employers for military recruiting and retention and policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
For photos of BGE EMAC members participating in the Veterans Day March and Ceremony visit BGE’s Flickr site at www.flickr.com/mybge.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 655,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.