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WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 11, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Reflections on service and sacrifice mark Veterans Day ceremonies from California to Massachusetts as Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its employees honor the men and women of the armed services. Throughout the month of November, Raytheon is also leveraging social media to encourage citizens to express their gratitude and appreciation for veterans by using the hashtag #HT4H (Hashtags4Heroes).
"Today and every day we honor those who defend our security and freedom at home and around the world," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Corporate Affairs. "At Raytheon, we believe deeply in our mission to protect our servicemen and women and bring them home safely. We are honored to serve those who sacrifice so much."
Recognizing Military Families at Walt Disney World® Resort
The company hosted more than 1,000 service members and their families at the Shades of Green® Resort at the Walt Disney World®Resort, which is operated as an Armed Forces Recreation Center by the U.S. Army in support of all branches of the U.S. military, their families and guests. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Belle and other Disney character favorites were on hand at the annual breakfast as Raytheon paid tribute to the sacrifice of military families in service to the nation. The company also renewed its sponsorship of the Shades of Green® Resort's Raytheon Wounded Warrior Suite, which provides wounded service members and their families with a 1,200-square-foot ADA-compliant suite that can accommodate up to 10 adults and four children.
Empowering Veterans Through Education
Raytheon is committed to empowering veterans through education to help with their transition to post-military life. Programs include the Wounded Warrior Project's® Transition Training Academy, which helps wounded veterans re-integrate and re-educate themselves, andStudent Veterans of America, which supports veterans enrolled in college to help them reach their higher education goals and attain a degree. To learn more about Raytheon's armed services support initiatives, visit http://www.raytheon.com/media/armed_services/.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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