Florida Agencies Pledge Support for Guard and Reserve

Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana signing the Statement of Support in 2011. Photo courtesy of the Florida ESGR.

It’s an annual  event recognized throughout the state – the the Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Day.

Yet, the ceremonies held at several sites Thursday aren’t nearly as important as the mission. The ESGR helps employers provide  year-round support to the men and women serving in the Reserves and the Florida National Guard. That employer support also extends to the military families especially when their Guard or Reserve member is deployed.

Several state agencies including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Corrections and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission signed the ceremonial support agreements this year as did local agencies like the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities,” stated Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder, chairman of the Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in a written release.

The ESGR is a volunteer organization which provides employers free education, consultation, and mediation if necessary.

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