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Friday, May 22, 2015

Paying respects to those who served

MemorialDayMSAsI’ll admit it; when I see Memorial Day coming up on the calendar, what immediately comes to mind is a long, sunny weekend with a cold beverage or two and maybe a swimming pool to cool off in. But each year I also make it a point to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday: recognizing those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

I’m proud to work for a company like GEICO that honors the service of current military members each year through the GEICO Military Service Awards (GMSAs). The GMSAs, held for the 27th year recently in Washington, D.C., paid tribute to a member of each service branch who volunteered their time and energy to improve their local communities by promoting drug and alcohol abuse prevention, fire safety and fire prevention, or traffic safety and accident prevention.

GEICO will continue to support members of our armed forces and veterans later this month by teaming up with the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia and the City of Virginia Beach for the second annual Warrior Week. The week-long event will give men and women throughout the country who have experienced the difficulties of military conflict the opportunity to challenge themselves through athletic events like cycling, surfing and many other activities.

So whatever fun plans you may have this Memorial Day, be sure to also take some time to remember those who served our country and support those who continue to do so today.



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