Fort Meade Alliance Executive Committee members joined several Anne Arundel County officials and community partners to recognize the employees of the National Security Agency by designating November 4, 2015 as “NSA Day.”
“Although we have employees worldwide, Anne Arundel County is our home,” said Judi Emmel, NSA’s Associate Director of State, Local and Community Relations. “In fact, over 8,000 NSA civilians call Anne Arundel County home. It is a great place to work, a great place to live, and we are very proud to be a good neighbor and partner in this community.”
The NSA was established on November 4, 1952 by President Harry Truman. During the December 7 reception at the NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh presented a proclamation to NSA Executive Director Corin Stone and praised the work of NSA employees and the impact the agency has on the county’s economy.
“To be the home of NSA is such a source or pride for our citizens,” Schuh said. “The men and women who work here wake up every morning of every day thinking of nothing except keeping us safe. These people are the best or the best, and they are our friends and our neighbors.”
Schuh was joined by Anne Arundel County Council Vice Chairman Peter Smith and Councilman Andrew Pruski, who also praised the work of the NSA and pledged their ongoing support.
View photos from the reception online here.