Scripps-owned ABC affiliate KNXV-TV Phoenix and Sanderson Ford and Lincoln teamed up to salute brave Arizona veterans who after serving the country, are now serving the community. KNXV-TV issued a call for nominations to honor veterans who have gone above the call of duty in military volunteerism or activism. From almost 300 entries, a committee of community members helped finalize five honorees: Alan “AP” Powell, Frank Benavidez, Josh Grzywa, Patricia Hernandez and Samantha Bedore.
Each honoree was featured on the KNXV-TV Salutes Arizona Veterans page, here, and was highlighted live on KNXV-TV News. They also received a $500 gift card.
“Veterans have given us the greatest gift of all, the gift of freedom,” said David Kimmerle, president of Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Lincoln. “We all need to say thank you and honor them every chance we get.”