Homes for Heroes mission has always been to Thank Every Hero in the Nation. After the tragedy of 9/11, Founder and CEO Ruth Johnson wanted a way to give back to our nation’s heroes for all they do for our community and country. So, Ruth sold her brokerage and started Homes for Heroes. Read More “Homes for Heroes Celebrates 20 Years of Service With Purpose”
History of International Firefighters Day
On December 2, 1998, there was a wildfire near Linton in Victoria, Australia. Of the several firefighters that responded to the call, a rig with five firefighters were engulfed as the winds changed. Firefighters Garry Vredeveldt, Chris Evans, Stuart Davidson, Jason Thomas, and Matthew Armstrong all died as a result.
JJ Edmondson, a volunteer Lieutenant and firefighter in Victoria, Australia, made it her New Years Resolution to create a day internationally to celebrate and thank all firefighters around the world. After discussing with firefighters around the world, it was determined that May 4th would become International Firefighters Day (IFFD). May 4th is also St. Florean Day, who was the patron saint of firefighters.
February 19th, 2021, marks the 80th birthday of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. With a rich history of service promoting domestic peace and prosperity, the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve is one of our most reliable sources of homeland disaster relief and maritime education. Coast Guard Reservists live by the motto “Professionalism, Patriotism, Preparedness!“, and are primarily concerned with reacting to and containing the affects of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Read More “U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday”
This year has been hard on everyone. But when things get tough, the bravery and indomitable spirit of our heroes shine through even brighter. As we end the year, we look back at the accomplishments of our heroes in 2020.
Are you ready for the kids to be back in school or do you prefer the summer vacation way of life? Regardless, times are changing soon for families across the country as kids head back to school. That means some things need to get done so your family is prepared. To make going back to school 2019 easier, we’ve assembled 14 helpful tips to get the family ready and save you some money!
May 19-25 marks National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week and during this week we are taking the time to honor those who are EMS professionals. But, more importantly, honoring them because they have dedicated their own lives to preserving the lives of others.
We were lucky to speak with a Minnesota EMS professional who was able to open our eyes to the amazing world of EMS, along with sharing her own story and why she chose this profession. However, before reading her story, we are going to give you a little history lesson on how EMS even became a thing.
Now get to reading and remember to thank an EMS professional this week. Some of us may not be here without them and you never know when you may need them.
We want our printable Valentine cards to provide light-hearted humor, and admirable appreciation for heroes like you who serve this country and our communities everyday. We also wanted to give you something to share with the important people in your life, so we made some free printable Valentine cards. These printable Valentines give you an easy download to print and write a little something special for that person. Read More “Printable Valentine Cards for Heroes”
Veterans Day is about honoring the sacrifice of all men and women who proudly served in our armed forces. It’s a day for remembering that freedom isn’t free, and there are men and women who worked and fought to protect those freedoms and our beloved country. It’s a day to honor a tradition of service that ensures all Americans enjoy the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Memorial Day is a day for us to honor those who fought and fell in battle while fighting for our country. They sacrificed their lives for the continuance of our nation alongside those who are still alive to tell us their stories of courage and bravery. On this Memorial Day, Homes for Heroes would like to honor all of those that gave so much.
May is known as our National Military Appreciation Month, and we want to celebrate the Air Force. Airmen and women join the Air Force to protect the United States at all costs. They are always training for battle, and they take on unspeakable feats, all to protect our freedom. Homes for Heroes wants to say thank you to the United States Air Force