WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union proudly joined the USO in supporting last night's free concert at the Kennedy Center—the National Symphony Orchestra Salutes the Military—in honor of all U.S. military service members and their families.
The NSO Pops presented a free performance, entitled Home for the Holidays, for 2,300 military service members and their family members in the Kennedy Center's main Concert Hall.
Last night's concert was the first in a series of NSO events sponsored by PenFed in honor of the U.S. military.
PenFed President and CEO James Schenck and Chairman of the Board Ed Cody, both military veterans, emphasized the importance of supporting our nation's defenders and their families.
"This time of year, millions of Americans enjoy spending time with loved ones. However, military deployment cycles have no regard for holidays, birthdays or any other times that families hold dearly," said Schenck. "Military families are special people who willingly go without the comforts that many of us too often take for granted. At PenFed we are humbled to have the opportunity to partner with the National Symphony Orchestra to show our appreciation for the services and sacrifices of the men and women who fight and win our nation's wars."
"It truly is a pleasure to be able to bring so many service members, veterans and their families together at these special concerts," said Cody. "While we honor those in attendance, our thoughts and prayers are also with those currently serving around the globe—many in harm's way—and their loved ones who bravely endure long and frequent separations so that we remain free."
About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, PenFed Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving over 1.5 million members worldwide with more than $21 billion in assets. Its long-standing mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost-effective manner, while being responsive to members' needs. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking, and a wide range of other financial services with its members' interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union serves a diverse population, and no military service is required to join. We offer many paths to membership, including numerous employee groups and association affiliations. It's easy to apply. We invite you to come see why you belong at PenFed Credit Union. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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