Tag Archives: wpix anchor tamsen fadal

Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club 2014 Media Award honors WPIX anchor Tamsen Fadal

11 Oct

To the real winners our servicemen and servicewomen – Thank You.

I AM SO DEEPLY HUMBLED TO ACCEPT THIS AWARD.
TO BE RECOGNIZED BY SUCH AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION IS SUCH A THRILL FOR ME. I WANT TO SAY “THANK YOU” TO ALL THE AMAZING MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED AND PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE.

MY OWN BRIEF EXPERIENCE IN AFGHANISTAN, ALONGSIDE OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM, REALLY CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE.

LAST NIGHT, I WAS JUST THINKING OF WORDS I WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE THOSE DAYS AND NIGHTS.

I WAS SCARED. LONELY. FAR FROM HOME.

AND, AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS SO PROUD. REALLY IN AWE OF THE DEDICATION AND WHAT WAS HAPPENING AROUND ME. AND, AGAIN, SO HUMBLED TO SEE, FIRST HAND, WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR US.

BUT, OF COURSE, THAT’S NOT WHERE THE FIGHT ENDS FOR OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T ACTUALLY SEE HOW HARD IT CAN BE TO COME BACK HOME. THAT’S WHY MY PASSION TODAY, OUTSIDE OF MY REPORTING, IS WORKING WITH ‘SHINING SERVICE WORLDWIDE’, WHOSE MISSION IS TO HELP VETERANS RE-INTEGRATE INTO CIVILIAN LIFE. AND, I CAN’T EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH, IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT WE DON’T EVER LET ANY OF OUR VETERANS FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS.

ONE MORE TIME, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL HONOR. BUT THIS HONOR WOULDN’T EVEN EXIST WITHOUT WHAT SO MANY OF YOU HAVE DONE FOR ALL OF US.

IMG_9044.JPG

IMG_9041.JPG

IMG_9040.JPG

Advertisements