AREVA Inc. to Sponsor 70th Anniversary Commemoration at the National D-Day Memorial
May 19, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 19, 2014 – AREVA Inc. will serve as the premier sponsor of the D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration that will be held at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. The commemoration will begin on June 6, with a public ceremony at the Memorial followed by a weekend of activities, including a United Service Organizations (USO) show, a performance by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and a parade through Main Street in Bedford.
“Nearly 10 percent of AREVA’s approximately 5,000 employees in North America have served or are serving in the U.S. military,” said Michael Rencheck, president and chief executive officer of AREVA Inc. “Sponsoring this momentous anniversary at the National D-Day Memorial is an important way to honor all veterans for their sacrifice and dedication to our country. With AREVA’s global headquarters in France, this event has a very special significance for us.”
AREVA has been a partner with the National D-Day Memorial since it opened in 2001. The company also supports national veteran hiring programs like Troops to Energy Jobs and Hire Heroes, and organizations like the Fisher House Foundation.
“We are delighted to have AREVA as the premier sponsor for the 70th commemoration,” said April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. “June 6 is a historic occasion and AREVA’s generous contribution to the event will ensure that both our D-Day and World War II veterans have an unforgettable experience.”