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ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2003 -- When it
comes to giving jobs to veterans, firms from Texas, Ohio and Florida are
the toast of the nation's largest veterans organization.
"For An Exceptional Record In The
Employment Of Veterans" in 2002, the 2.8 million-member American
Legion bestowed its National Outstanding Employer of Veterans Award to
ACS State and Local Solutions of Lake City, Fla.; TRW of Killeen, Texas;
and Johns Manville of Defiance, Ohio. American Legion National Commander
Ronald F. Conley presented the awards to corporate representatives today
during a General Session of The American Legion 85th National Convention
at America's Center here.
"I urge all employers to follow
the collective example set by these three companies," Conley said.
"Hiring veterans is good for the companies and good for the
country. The employers benefit because veterans have the discipline and
work ethic that feed productivity. The nation benefits because the best,
brightest and healthiest men and women will continue to consider
military service as long as they believe serving their country will make
them more marketable to employers. I salute these firms for doing the
Founded in 1919 in Paris, The American
Legion fights to preserve the employment rights of veterans and honors
companies that give veterans a square deal in job and training
opportunities. The organization drafted what would become the GI Bill of
Rights, which, among numerous benefits, helped veterans to attain the
education and training that improved their lot in life and contributed
to the growth of the U.S. economy.