Weekend of Honor (WOH) was created out of thankfulness for servants. All across the world individuals give all they have, with their loved ones normally feeling the brunt and burden of their efforts. There are feelings of loneliness and times when they question whether it is all worth it. WOH is a small token of appreciation to validate servants' and their families' efforts.
Sometimes thank you is not enough and actions are required. WOH plans to support these individuals with educational support for their children, annual vacations for the family, and special occasions as they arise.
The first WOH was held July 7th thru 9th in Dallas, Texas, on the one year anniversary of one of the attacks on law enforcement in America's history. The 2017 Weekend of Honor earned more than 1.5 BILLION media impressions (how many people have the potential to see your articles/TV segments/etc. based on broadcast viewership numbers, newspaper circulations, etc.) Click link to see the coverage book:
WOH 2017 was filled with activities of strength, appreciation and hope.
Mending Broken Hearts Dinner
Mending Broken Hearts Dinner was designed to provide a platform for those who would like assist in ending senseless killings involving police officers. On July 7, 2016, the city of Dallas, Texas and American Law Enforcement nationally was shaken to the core.
On that bloody day four Dallas Police officers and one DART officer were killed and many others were physically injured. Countless Americans were affected mentally and emotionally.
So often after tragedy we ask ourselves, Why? Let’s try to get to the root of the problem and prevent this type of loss in the future.
Events that occurred immediately before the shooting:
July 5th Alton Sterling was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
July 6th Philando Castile was shot in Falcon Heights, Minnesota
July 7th Dallas Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa were killed in Downtown Dallas
Mending Broken Hearts Dinner will serve as a defusing platform as we prepare to mend broken hearts. Too often we have one–sided events, thoughts, and agendas. In order to mend broken hearts, one must bring both sides together.
PRESIDENTIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Service Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen for their contribution to our nation. Established by Executive Order by George W. Bush, the award was established to honor volunteers that give hundreds of hours per year helping others through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
In January 2002, President George W. Bush called upon all Americans to give two years or 4,000 hours of their lives to service. The Council was created to further this goal, encouraging Americans of all ages and backgrounds to become more engaged in civic activities.
Council members provide leadership, serving as "Ambassadors of Service" for the President's vision of fostering a culture of citizenship and volunteer service in the United States.