MT. PLEASANT, S.C., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Advantage, a public benefit corporation, announced the expansion of its program to honor all Congressional Medal of Honor recipients with the inclusion of their spouses and widows in its VetRewards gift plan program.
"Veterans Advantage is honored to recognize these heroes and spouses with important new benefits, as our special gift," said Scott Higgins, CEO of Veterans Advantage and a Vietnam veteran. "They represent the ideals of freedom our country was founded on, and deserve all we can give to them," he added.
Veterans Advantage co-founders Scott and Lin Higgins visited the annual Medal of Honor Convention in Boston last year, where they first presented lifetime Veterans Advantage member plans to Medal of Honor recipients. Alongside them was Veterans Advantage Advisory Board member Paul Bucha, a Medal of Honor recipient and past president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, who will now be coordinating on the expansion of these additional new benefits.
The VetRewards Card gifts from Veterans Advantage provide all CMOH recipients, and their spouses, access to the program's exclusive, nationwide discounts with brand-name companies and travel providers. They will also be covered under a group travel insurance policy that protects all those enrolled with Veterans Advantage.
In fact, it was Bucha himself who first realized how beneficial such a gift would be, and hailed the $50,000 in MedEvac coverage every member receives as extremely critical for MOH recipients.
"Medal of Honor recipients go to events all over the country, but a lot of the aging recipients are reluctant to travel because of concern with medical issues. But now, thanks to Veterans Advantage's generous gifting program, they can travel with the peace of mind that the VetRewards Card brings," said Bucha.
"These new gifts for spouses and widows is a fitting way to recognize their service in these extraordinary American families," said Lin Higgins, COO of Veterans Advantage, and the daughter of a World War II Marine. "We are honored to call them members."
Veterans Advantage – Gifting Programs
Veterans Advantage's Gifting programs are part of its mission as a registered public benefit corporation ("PBC") to advocate for greater respect, recognition, and respect for those who serve the nation. To date, with member support, Veterans Advantage has delivered over a half million free VetRewards Cards and its associated benefits to active duty service personnel, wounded warriors and their caregivers, student veterans, and as gifts to honor special groups of veterans.
To reach new recipients of the veteran-led and supported benefit programs, Veterans Advantage works through its 501c3 partnerships, institutions of higher learning and government organizations, such as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Operation Gratitude and Operation Care and Comfort, the City University of New York and Syracuse University, the City of New York through the IDNYC card with Veteran Designation, Department of Veterans Affairs of the State of Connecticut, and – just last month – the U.S. Invictus Games 2016 Team.
For more information, please visit veteransadvantage.com
About the Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor bestowed upon individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to protect our country. The annual Medal of Honor Convention recognizes the service members who have received this distinguished award and seeks to "celebrate the virtues and values we as a nation hold dear: duty, honor, service, humility and heroism."
About Veterans Advantage
Veterans Advantage is a registered public benefit company that advocates for greater respect, recognition and rewards for veterans, active and retired military, guardsmen, reservists and their families. Veteran founded and led, Veterans Advantage partners with national retailers, travel industry leaders, and insurance providers to create new benefits and distribute them through its coalition of partner companies to those verified through enrollment in Veterans Advantage. Veterans Advantage's free military verify technology solutions allows its partners to confirm their customers' eligibility for their military program offers in real time, online, by toll-free phone and at point-of-sale locations nationwide.
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