Hour of Honor

Hour of Honor Humana

Fred Rogers, the incomparable Mister Rogers once said, When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping”. 

In this day and age, those words resonate louder than ever as we deal with more challenges than ever, and yet the helpers are still there, guiding us through difficult times. T
hose are the people we like to say thanks to with our Hour of Honor. 

If you know someone who is making a difference in our community that everyone should know, go to the Hour of Honor page at ez14430.com and tell us about them. 
The last Friday of each month on the Breakfast Club we introduce you to these special people by letting them share their story on the air, giving us the chance to recognize their special spirit and say thanks. 

Thank you to our partners at Humana for helping support our recognition of great hero veterans. Humana is proud to serve veterans. If you have recently turned 65 or become Medicare eligible, they would be proud to help you with your Medicare decisions or any questions that may arise. They can teach you about health plans which will provide you with access to products and programs to help support a healthy life! Humana is also proud to be the national Medicare Advantage plan provider to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Please reach out today so they can help you navigate the Medicare plan options best for you and your loved ones. 720-759-2872.

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October 23, 2020

hour of honor

Chaplain Andy Meverden retired December 2014 as the senior chaplain for the Colorado National Guard.  Enlisting in the US Army two weeks after graduating high school in 1972, he began his active military duty military career as a Brazilian language linguist and military language instructor.  The first 14 of his 40-year military career, he served as an enlisted Soldier in Military Intelligence, Psychological Operations and Armor (M60A1 Tank Commander) before commissioning as an Army Reserve chaplain in 1989.  Over the past 26 years as a chaplain, he served in Military Police, Hospital, Aviation, and Special Forces units. He deployed in 2002-2003 to Afghanistan with the Colorado Army National Guard Green Berets.  ​There he established conversational English classes for Afghan High School boys and girls.  He also led humanitarian missions to rescue orphans, widows, and the local ex-patriot community in Kabul, Afghanistan.  "Chaplain Andy," as he is best known, served on 40 casualty notification teams to Colorado Families. He conducted over 500 burials of Colorado veterans since September 11, including the burial of WW2 General Omar Bradley's driver, General Douglas MacArthur’s statistician, and Medal of Honor recipient, Private George T. Sakato.  The son of a WW2 Soldier and Italian war bride mother, Chaplain Andy knows the pain and pride of honorable military service during war and peace and Humana and EZ 1430 are proud to share an Hour of Honor with him.

 

October 30, 2020

volunteers of america

This week Humana and EZ 1430 are proud to recognize the Volunteers of America, Colorado Retired Senior Volunteer Program and super volunteer Dan Berg who is the link between two remarkable programs that serve Veterans in need.  The VOAC/RSVP Socks for Vets program has evolved into a wonderful collaboration with community partners, Soldiers Angels , Sock It To Em Sock Campaign and RSVP Project Warmth volunteers. The Program has a packing day once a month where our team packs socks, toiletries when available, knitted hats/gloves/afghans and other donated items to pass out to Veterans and their families at the monthly Soldiers Angels Mobile Food bank. Prior to COVID the volunteers were also passing out these items at the Volunteers of America Colorado Bill Daniels Veterans Service Center during their community lunches for homeless veterans.  To date over 12,000 pairs of socks have been provided to homeless veterans and those in need of this basic necessity.  Dan Berg has been a lead volunteer for this program and when COVID-19 began to sicken so many he saw another need, masks.  In fact the man who had never sewn anything in his life bought a sewing machine, taught himself how to use it and began making masks for veterans.  The number now totals over 1000 masks Dan has made himself!!  The VOAC/RSVP Mask project took wings several weeks into the pandemic when masks were first starting to be talked about and the shortage of PPE was so glaring. Thank you VOAC, the RSVP Program and Dan Berg, one of those special people that make our community amazing. Humana and EZ 1430 are proud to recognize you with an Hour of Honor!!!

 

November 6, 2020

spirit of flight

The Spirit of Flight Center is located in Westminster and was founded by this week's Humana Hour of Honor guest, Gordon Page. The Spirit of Flight Foundation's History Gallery offers a truly unique display of historic aviation history. The world-class collection blends general and military aviation to inspire the wonders of flight.  Many one-of-a-kind aircraft and unique flight artifacts and memorabilia have been acquired to honor the men and women who have contributed to aviation history and to also educate the general public on the efforts to build and fly aircraft.  Also on display at SOF is a full-size bronze statue of  Amelia Earhart. Located near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport allows for pilots to fly in and be shuttled to the facility.  As for it's founder, Gordon Page, starting at an early age he was obsessed with anything that had to do with airplanes. Compelled to always look up to see what was flying overhead, he quickly developed the ability to identify anything with wings. Since then, Gordon has spent his life Chasing Planes. He is a Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, he supports many veterans programs across the metro area and is currently working on a restoration project near and dear to the Colorado Freedom Memorial and you can hear about all that and more in this week's Humana Hour of Honor interview.

November 13, 2020
2020 Toy Drive

2020 toy drive

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