Amidst the rhythm of our daily lives, there exists a distinct group - exceptional, unassuming, and often unnoticed. They are veterans and active-duty service members. These are the souls who selflessly serve, and sometimes risk it all, for our country and us, strangers they'll never know.
We asked you to nominate a veteran for the chance at an all-expenses-paid trip for your hero and a guest to the 2023 Armed Forces Bowl. From the dozens of entries we received, we have picked two winners:
My name is Ashley and I would love to nominate my husband Adam for the amazing opportunity. He served in the US Navy from 2006-2010. He says that he remembered watching the twin towers fall in 2001 when he was just in 8th grade and decided right then and there he wanted to serve our great country.
It was our honor to experience your stories. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to ensure all of America’s heroes get the support and recognition they deserve. We received so many incredible nominations - here's an illustration of the most common words used to describe these heroes:
MORE WAYS TO HELP
If you want to help support America’s veterans, please consider donating to the charity of your choice. Here are a few great options: