How does it work?

WZDX, along with our partners Still Serving Veterans, North Alabama Honda, Halls RV, AAMCO Transmissions and Brockwell Technologies honor the sacrifice of military families across the Valley. 

We are looking for local military personnel (active duty or honorably discharged veteran) whose commitment to country and community is deserving of special recognition. 

The courage, commitment and sacrifice shown by all who serve is beyond measure. 

So, we wish to focus this project on those who continue to serve their community as well.  Community service may be in the form of volunteerism with a local nonprofit organization or church, or it may be simple acts of kindness for others in the community. 

To be considered for this award, a nominee must be an active duty member of the military serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or an honorably discharged veteran. 

To nominate an individual, please complete the on-line form and submit an essay (500 words or less) describing the nominees service to country and community.  An entrant may nominate themselves or another individual. A panel of judges will review the entries. 

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:  Service to the country while in uniform, service to the community and financial need. 

The four nominees that are determined to have contributed the most to both their country and community and who possess a significant financial need will be declared to be award recipients. 

Each recipient will receive a check for $1,500 from Still Serving Veterans and our sponsors. 

What the funds can be used for:  Family needs, family vacation, tuition assistance, household improvements.

What the funds can not be used for: Utility bills, rent/mortgage, car payments, groceries, cell phone bills.

About Still Serving Veterans (SSV):
Still Serving Veterans is a Veteran Service Organization headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama whose mission is to serve and honor Veterans and their families, transitioning military, and members of the Guards and Reserves by assisting them in securing meaningful employments and the Veterans benefits they have earned. All services provided at no charge.  Founded in 2006, SSV has served more than 35,000 Veterans who received over $379 million in cumulative benefits and salaries, and their families nationally. In 2016, SSV’s professional counselors conducted 10,387 one-on-one counseling sessions and helped secure meaningful new careers for 737 Veterans which yielded over $34.9 million in new salaries, benefits, and services. SSV also received the 2014 Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year for the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce and the Madison Chamber of Commerce. For more information about SSV, please visit


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