HOW Stories

Honor and Sacrifice

2022-05-16T14:49:31-05:00May 12, 2022|HOW Stories, partner stories|

Officer Keith Mackenzie is a father of three who has built a 28-year career as a police officer in Bethel, Connecticut. He is the Assistant Coordinator for HOW’s Western Connecticut Chapter and is an avid sportsman, fisherman and kayaker. He says he recognized the positive impact Heroes on the Water has made in his close friend Mike Libertini who is the Coordinator for the chapter.

Month of the Military Child

2022-04-14T17:32:31-05:00April 14, 2022|HOW Stories|

April is Month of the Military Child (MOMC), a time where the support and sacrifice made by children in military families is honored and celebrated. Military bases worldwide offer events in honor of military children, creating fun and engaging activities for military families that everyone can enjoy. 

Historical Female Military Icons

2022-03-17T13:02:02-05:00March 17, 2022|HOW Stories|

Throughout history, there have been several significant milestones accomplished by women, especially in the military. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight some of the most important women figures in U.S. military history.

Making Your Mark

2022-02-17T09:56:44-06:00February 17, 2022|HOW Stories|

Starting a HOW Chapter doesn’t just impact the participants who join in on events, it also positively impacts each volunteer and your entire community at large. When we offer healing to our veterans who have given so much, to our first responders who serve us daily, and to their families we are creating a healthier world for everyone.

I Was There – Reflections of a 9/11 Survivor

2022-01-18T15:23:58-06:00September 9, 2021|HOW Stories, pts stories|

Each year when the anniversary of 9/11 occurs, the question “where were you” comes up. For Heroes on the Water board member, Samantha (Sam) Horwitz, she remembers exactly where she was – in Tower 1 when American Airlines Flight 11 hit. Sam is a former U.S. Secret Service Agent who was just going to work like any other day, not realizing that day would change her life forever.

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