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UIS Staff Recognized for Patriotism
Today, staff members at UIS were recognized for their patriotism with an award from ESGR, or Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
The idea is to honor the sacrifices made by so many patriotic employers year after year. Nominees are chosen by guard and reserve members or their spouses.
Recipient Keith McMath remembers his college friends who served.
"I knew they were in the military," McMath said. "I knew there was the guard responsibilities, the weekend response. But it was a little bit different when they left and didn't come back at the end of the weekend."
ESGR's 54 state committees actively promote these awards to strengthen the relationships between service members and employers. All employers who are nominated receive the Patriot Award plaque and Patriot lapel pin.