PHOENIX, Ariz. – Today, Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) kicked off Veterans Day celebrations in Phoenix with more than 500 Republic Services employees and veterans.

McSally also attended veterans events at Patriots Park with Western Alliance Bank and Honeywell Aerospace Global HQ

“It’s great to be with you today and it’s really wonderful that Republic Services is having this day to celebrate veterans,” said McSally. “We have 500,000 veterans in Arizona and I am honored to be one of them alongside so many of you here today.”

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Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Veterans play a critical role in helping serve their 14 million customers in 41 states and 240 markets every day. The company prioritizes recruiting veterans and active military at all levels of its organization and proudly employs over 2,500 veterans and active service members nationwide.

Republic Services today officially launched their second business resource group for employees – V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans, Advocacy, Learning, Outreach, Recruiting). The V.A.L.O.R. mission is to create an inclusive culture that attracts, retains, develops and values Veterans and their families throughout the organization and in our communities.

Leading up to Veterans Day, McSally introduced a slew of legislation honoring Arizona veterans. 

On November 8, McSally introduced legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community outpatient clinic in Gilbert after U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Arizona. 

On November 5, McSally joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce a resolution urging the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative postage stamp series honoring women veterans of the Armed Forces.

On November 5, McSally introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to veteran treatment courts and allow those who served our nation to receive the care they need.