Our corporation, leadership and coworkers are thankful for those employees who have served or are serving in the armed forces. We’re proud to call you our friends and colleagues.
Our support of these employees' efforts was recognized on Aug. 21, when we became one of only 15 employers nationwide to receive a Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest federal recognition for exceptional employer support to National Guard and Reserve employees.
To be chosen from among nearly 3,000 nominations is quite an achievement. We were nominated for the Freedom Award by Corey Virtue, a Black Hills Power construction services rep and a soldier in the South Dakota Army National Guard. David Emery, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Black Hills Corp., accepted the award on behalf of Black Hills Corp. during a ceremony at the Pentagon, with Corey at his side.
To everyone directly or indirectly attached to the armed forces, whether in the past or present, we thank you for your service.
You can watch the entire 2015 Freedom Award ceremony below.