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Biz Bio: Man of Honor Society of Marathon County

4:32 PM, Dec. 7, 2013  |  Comments
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Man of Honor Society of Marathon County

Man of Honor Society of Marathon County

Officers: President Jeff Morgan, Vice President Ric Carr, Secretary Bernie Knippel, Treasurer Julie Mahr, and Sergeant at Arms John Fust.

Address: PO Box 5112, Wausau, WI 54402-5112

Phone: 715-212-1348

E-Mail: bgknip@yahoo.com

Website: manofhonor.org

Number of years in business: Nine

Number of members: 500

Description of products/services: The Man of Honor Society are veterans dedicated to helping other veterans and their families.

What makes your business unique? Our organization is unique as we are veterans helping veterans and their families. We have approximately 500 members in the MOH and approximately 30 associate members who show interest in our group and volunteer their time to pay respect to all veterans. We are a nonprofit and nonpolitical organization, and our members pay no dues. People join the MOH to help needy veterans in any way they can. In the past, we have held two raffles a year to raise funds to meet our goals. Everything we do and accomplish is done strictly on a volunteer basis.

Examples of what we have done:

? The mother of an injured soldier wanted to be with her son while he was hospitalized out of town. We paid for her to go there and paid the expenses she incurred while with her son.

? We have built many wheelchair ramps on homes and trailers so the disabled were allowed easy access to the front doors of their homes.

? We sent parents of a soldier who was wounded in Iraq to Bethesda, Md., so they could visit their son who had lost both legs and an arm in war.

? In 2012, the MOH brought the American Veterans Traveling Tribute to Wausau to show this elite tribute to all who were interested. This is also called the Vietnam Wall.

An estimated 25,000 mothers, daughters, fathers, sons and daughters of these brave veterans had an opportunity to show their respect. A huge task to say the least, but the MOH, with their dedicated people, handled it with ease and perfection. These are only a few of the things that we have done. We have raised and distributed over $250,000 to help veterans where and when they needed help. We feel we are a very unique and proud organization and we are represented by the nation's finest veterans from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard. We range in age from 22 to 92.

What new things are happening in your business: Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said at a farewell speech to the cadet corps at West Point in 1962: "This does not mean that you are war mongers. On the contrary, the soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. But always in our ears ring the ominous words of Plato, the wisest of all philosophers, 'Only the dead have seen the end of war.'" New things happen every day in the life of our veterans, and in our organization, whenever one of these brave veterans needs help, the Man of Honor members are there.

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