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June 25, 2008 > Ferrellgas Nominated for the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Ferrellgas Nominated for the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., one of the nation's largest propane distributors, was recently nominated for the 2008 Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is given annually by the U.S. Secretary of Defense National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to honor American employers of National Guard or Reserve members for their exceptional support above the requirements of federal law.
According to a letter signed by the Executive Director of the ESGR, L. Gordon Summer, Jr., the nomination demonstrates appreciation for the exceptional leadership, support, and personal devotion Ferrellgas provides to the National Guard and Reserve.
"We are honored to be nominated for this prestigious award," said Service Center General Manager Robert Hover. "We know that anyone can help make a difference, which is why we take pride in supporting our employees' quest for success, especially when it comes to those employees and their families currently doing their part to keep our country safe."
The Freedom Award is the highest in a series of ESGR awards that include the Patriot Award, the Above and Beyond Award, and the Pro Patria Award. The 2008 recipients will be announced mid summer and honored in Washington, D.C., at the 13th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony September 18. For additional information visit
To learn more about Ferrellgas' products and services, call the Ferrellgas office at (707) 869-0634, or visit
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., is a Fortune 1000 company and, through its operating partnership, Ferrellgas, L.P., serves approximately 1 million customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Ferrellgas employees indirectly own more than 20 million common units of the partnership through an employee stock ownership plan.

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