Cynthia Martinez and her organization "Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise" has received many awards for their dedication to offer support to our military service men and women and their families.
The organization has received these Awards.
Cynthia was honored to receive this flag from the HMLA Helicopter Squadron 369 "Gunfighters" that was flown in a combat mission in a UH-1N Utility helicopter over the city of Haditha on the 14th of January 2009 in support of 1st MEF during Operation Iraqi Freedom in honor of Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise.
Cynthia received an appreciation letter & certificate from General George W. Casey Jr., United States Army Chief of Staff and Pete Geren, Secretary of Army for supporting the Army National Guard during their deployment.
Thanks to Major James Linzey for submitting this special U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute.
To review letter and certificate, please click on the smaller images below.
Cynthia and her team were presented with this beautiful award from the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion at their Christmas party in Dec. 2008.
The following is a Letter of Congratulations from Pastor Rick and Susan Yeomans, President and Chief Chaplain Emergency Ministry Services.
Cynthia was honored to receive the "The Spirit of Hope Award" Also known as "The Bob Hope Award" during a special ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington VA October 28th, 2008 on behalf of her dedication to support our troops and their families. Cynthia was then further honored with a bronze lapel pin bearing a miniature of the bas-relief of Bob Hope, presented by Mr. Hope's grandaughter, Miranda Hope-Smith.
To read the press release, please click on the media page of this website.
J. M. Paxton, MajorGen, USMC Chief of Staff, Multi-National Force-Iraq and the Command Group sent Cynthia and her team a flag of the United States of America that was flown over the Al Faw Palace aboard Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 15, 2008, in recognition of their commitment and dedication in supporting the service men and women in Multi-National Force---Iraq.
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Major General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, gave Cynthia the GUADALCANAL Award for 2008 during their Appreciation Dinner.
Cynthia was honored to receive the "You Make The Difference Award" on behalf of her organization and all the faithful and wonderful volunteers that help her support our troops and their families.
You Make The Difference
Cynthia Martinez In appreciation of the service you have provided to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. Your committment and dedication in volunteerism is examplary.
Congratulations on your nomination for Volunteer of The Year Award
May 2, 2008
Cynthia was honored to receive the "Certificate of Appreciation" on behalf of her organization and all the "OVER THE TOP" volunteers that help her support our beloved troops and their precious families.
* Certificate for 2009 *
* Certificate for 2008 *
Certificate of Appreciation
Cynthia Martinez In appreciation of your selfless participation in the Volunteer Program Abroad Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton
Thank you for the difference you make!
2 May 2008
Captain Owen M. Boyce U.S.Marine Corps from Marine Security sent Cynthia and her team this certificate and the American flag that was flown over the United States Embassy in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom by the Marines of Marine Security Force-Baghdad (MSF-B) of the First Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company 1st Fast Company on the 17th Day of March 2008.
This photo is of Captain Derek Heath holding the flag that was given to Cynthia Martinez which was flown on the C-17 Globalmaster 111 over Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and over Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. This flag was given to her along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Certificate of Authenticity This flag was presented to Cynthia Martinez this is to certify that on Dec 12, 2007 this American flag was flown aboard a C-17 Globemaster 111 over Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and over Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. This flag represents our dedication and steadfast devotion to duty in the fight against the Global War on Terrorism and your dedication on the homefront. Thank you for your support now and in the future! Repectfully, Captain Derek Heath.
Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez presented Cynthia with this certificate during the Christmas Party 2007 at Camp Pendelton.
Cynthia was honored to receive "The President's Volunteer Service Award" on behalf of all the wonderful volunteers that help her support our troops and their families.The award was presented along with a letter signed by President Bush.
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Brigadier General Nicholson Presented Cynthia with the GUADALCANALAward for exceptional service & dedication to the 5th Marine Regiment.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
To all who shall see this presents, Greetings. Know ye that Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise is here by presented a Certificate of Appreciation
For their generosity and loyal support of 2nd Battalion 5th Marines during their deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08.
Your dedication to the fighting men of 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and your unparalleled support greatly enhanced unit moral and the ability to accomplish our mission
Lt. Col. Craig S. Kozeniesky, 2/5 Commanding Officer
During Col. Lawrence Nicholson’s tour in Iraq, he honored Cynthia by sending her the American flag that was flown over the headquarters of Regimental Combat team 5 at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, on the 4th of July 2006, Independence Day for her continual support for the Marines and Sailors of Regimental Combat team 5 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.
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Cynthia was nominated Woman of the Year 2005. She was invited to attend a luncheon and was presented with an award from Senator Bill Morrow from the 38th Senatorial District. Her son Frank, Pastor Rick, Susan and team came out to celebrate this occasion.
California Federation of Republican Women, Southern Division Nominated Cynthia Martinez for Woman of the Year 2005, she was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Kathy Brugger, President CFRW, Southern Division
Cynthia and her team were invited by Commanding Officer P.W. Cushing and Sgt. Major Michael Kufchak to attend a breakfast and were presented with letters of appreciation for their support to 3D Assault Amphibious Battalion. Cynthia also received a plaque and roses for her support to this Battalion.
This is the letter that was presented to Cynthia during the ceremony.
From: Commanding Officer To: Mrs. Cynthia Martinez
Subject: Letter of Appreciation
It is with great pleasure that I extend my personal gratitude to you on behalf of the Marine & Sailors of 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, as well as their families, for the planning & execution of our Company Family Days to include Welcome Home festivitiesfor our returning Marines and Sailors.
Your contributions to 3d Amphibian Assault Battalion have not gone unnoticed. It is with great enthusiasm that we as an organization embrace you for your selfless contributions that support the families of our Marines and Sailors who are forward deployed in harms ways.
Furthermore, your devotion is evident in that you personally organized and supervised your core team members to support our Marines and Sailors. They are certainly deserving of such support and recognition.
Your generosity has positively reaffirmed that our Men and Women in Uniform are not going at it alone. It is this special type of support and commitment that reinforces our Service members. Your contributions as the Founder & Primary coordinator of Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise have significantly changed the lives of our Military Families.
Thanks again for a job well done.
TO: CYNTHIA MARTINEZ
FROM: MARINE AND SAILORS OF 3D AABN
THANK YOU FOR YOUR OVERWHELMING SUPPORT AND PRAYERS FOR NOT ONLY US, BUT OUR FAMILIES AS WELL.
YOU ARE “GOD SENT”
Certificate of appreciation presented to Cynthia Martinez in recognition of your great contribution and overwhelming support of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Your hard work dedication & devotion are appreciated by all Families, Sailors, and Marines of the Fighting Fifth. We present to you this Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the most decorated Battalion in the Marine Corps. Semper Fidelis! Randall P. Newman Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Marine Corps. Commanding
Marines and Sailors of Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force wish to sincerely thank Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise for your prayers and generous support throughout our 2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment. SEMPER FIDELIS!
Cynthia received this beautiful picture of their platoon during their tour in Iraq.