Whether it’s called Remembrance Day or Veterans Day where you live, November 11 is a day set aside in Canada and the U.S. to remember and honor those who have proudly served their countries in the armed services.
In recognition of those national observations and the individuals they honor, Amway sponsored the inaugural Honoring Veterans Contest.
From November 12 through 16, 2012, U.S. and Canadian IBOs were invited to share how they actively support, serve, or honor military veterans.
An independent judging panel reviewed all the story submissions and selected the five stories with the greatest:
- Emotional appeal.
- Scope of impact.
- Level of service.
Awards of $500 were made to the organizations featured in the stories to further the work they’re doing.
Please continue to check back as we are proudly publishing each story, giving visibility to the amazing work that’s being done and the worthy individuals served.
National Guardsman Master Sergeant Anthony Cogdill (Tony) has completed 36 years of honorable Service to his country, but not without personal hardship. In the summer of 2011, Tony suffered a serious neck injury during a training exercise [...]
Kirk Larson, Amway Independent Business Owner and chairman of the all volunteer Minnesota Veterans Home (MVH) Family Council, is passionate about supporting veterans and their families and giving them opportunities to create new, happy memories. [...]
What began in 2010 as a seven-member military support ministry is now a non-profit made up of 150 veterans, active service members, and other caring individuals. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River (BTYR [...]
Amway IBOs Joel and Ardith Griffing, of central Florida, believe that a society is only as strong as the families of which it is comprised. Having grown up with strong, supportive families, the Griffings decided [...]