In the midst of the bustle of the holiday season, we are honored to pay special tribute to our fallen veterans by sponsoring thousands of wreaths to be laid on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. At national cemeteries from California to Virginia, volunteers with hearts full of gratitude take part in this moving annual tradition.
For the fourth year in a row, our employees were proud to be a part of USO-Metro’s Project Elf. In support of this popular program, we “sponsored” children of junior-enlisted service members and helped to fulfill their gift wish lists. Our “elves” not only did the shopping, they also volunteered at the gift pick-up event, wrapping the gifts in advance and ensuring the pickup was easy and festive.
When it comes to holiday gifts for children, the giving can be as much fun as the receiving. At BAE Systems sites across the U.S. including Endicott, New York; Honolulu, Hawaii; Jacksonville, Florida; and San Jose, California, our employees donated new unwrapped toys to the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. We are proud to support this longstanding program that gives so much joy and hope to children in need.