FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2019
Amber Callahan, Vice-President of Marketing
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union
1st Advantage Foundation Raised over $15,000 at Medal of Honor Day Celebration Dinner
(YORKTOWN, VA) – The 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union Foundation hosted a Medal of Honor Celebration Dinner on National Medal of Honor day, Monday, March 25, 2019.
The event featured Medal of Honor Recipient, Retired U.S. Army, Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg. His captivating keynote inspired the audience to see the opportunity in challenging environments and to find strength to complete any mission in life.
More than 100 people attended and the event raised over $15,000 to benefit the 1st Advantage Foundation. Event proceeds will be used to support local military families, children, and veterans in need.
About National Medal of Honor Day
National Medal of Honor Day is observed on March 25th each year to honor Medal of Honor Recipients. Each branch of the U.S. military awards the Medal of Honor to those who have distinguished themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity” above and beyond the call of duty. National Medal of Honor Day is a time to remember the sacrifices of men and women in uniform who have earned this highest of military honors.
About Medal of Honor Recipient, Retired U.S. Army, Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg
Celebrated military hero, Florent “Flo” Groberg was on his second deployment to Afghanistan in August 2012 when he demonstrated ultimate selflessness by tackling a suicide bomber, saving countless lives. Florent’s bravery and actions earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s top award for valor in combat, bestowed by President Obama in November 2015.
Today, as director of veteran’s outreach at Boeing and LinkedIn’s veteran’s program spokesperson, he is a powerful and prominent advocate for veterans’ issues. His book, “8 Seconds of Courage,” reveals lessons he learned on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity on the battlefield, and their direct application and connection to executives, managers and business situations.
About 1st Advantage Foundation
The 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union Foundation mission is to fulfill the unmet needs in all branches of the local military community. The Foundation was formed to honor our credit union roots in Fort Eustis, Virginia, and supplement the numerous community efforts 1st Advantage takes on each year. For more information about the 1st Advantage Foundation, please visit 1stAdvantage.org/Foundation.