Cynthia Martinez is an author, speaker, singer, and Founder/President of Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise.
She was inspired to write a book after 9/11 titled “America in Crisis.” Cynthia has given over five thousand copies to our troops serving in Iraq and their families. She is dedicated to offer comfort, hope and moral support to our military service men and women and their families.
Cynthia has been invited by various organizations to speak about her military outreach and is rounding up support from community leaders, civic groups, business and church groups to get involved. Her goal is to send a message to our troops overseas and their families that we care and support them.
Cynthia and her team of volunteers received the "2013 President’s Volunteer Service Award" for their commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference with their service and civic participation.
Cynthia and her team were presented with the "2013/2014 Art of Volunteering Marine Corps Base CampPendleton “Volunteer of the Year” Award."
In January 2011, Cynthia received the Governors Award from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver for her ongoing support to the military.
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.
Cynthia and her team were presented with a beautiful award from the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion at their Christmas party in Dec. 2008.
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. During the ceremony, Cynthia was also presented with a lapel pin from Bob Hope's grand daughter Miranda Hope Smith.
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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
Cynthia received two letters from Lt. General Petraeus thanking her and her team for sending carepackages to our troops serving in Iraq.
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 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.
Cynthia was honored to receive the "You Make The Difference Award" in behalf of her organization and all the faithful and wonderful volunteers that help her support our troops and their families.
You Make The Difference
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" in behalf of her organization and all the "OVER THE TOP" volunteers that help her support our beloved troops and their precious families.
Certificate of Appreciation
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
Cynthia Martinez was honored to receive an American flag by Captain Derek Heath which was flown on Dec 12, 2007 aboard a C-17 Globemaster 111 over Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and over Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The flag was given to her along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Captain Owen M. Boyce U.S.Marine Corps from Marine Security sent Cynthia and her team a 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- in Baghdad (MSF-B) of the First Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company 1st Fast Company on the 17th Day of March 2008.
Brigadier General Nicholson presented Cynthia with the GUADALCANAL Award for exceptional service & dedication to the 5th Marine Regiment.
Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez presented Cynthia with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition during the Christmas Party 2007 at Camp Pendelton.
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
In Honor of
USMC Holiday Luncheon
I join with Congress in recognition of your tireless efforts to help plan and organize the USMC Holiday Luncheon to honor those who have given so much for this wonderful country, as well as their families who also sacrifice.
Loretta Sanchez Member of Congress
December 15, 2007
The Sunpost Newspaper in San Clemente nominated Cynthia for "Citizen of The Day" on December 4,2007.
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
California Federation of Republican Women, Southern Division
Certificate of Recognition
Aliso Viejo RWF
~ 2005 Woman of the Year ~
Nominated By The Honorable Bill Morrow
Kathy Brugger, President CFRW, Southern Division October 29, 2005
Her organization helped sponsor a dinner for the wounded who returned home from Iraq.
During Brigadier General 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 Fallaujah, Iraq on the 4th of July 2006, Independence Day for her continued support for the Marines and Sailors of Regiment Combat team 5 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.
Cynthia was invited in 2007 to attend the 3D Assault Amphibious Battalion Marine Ball.
She was also invited to attend the 5th Regiment Headquarters Marine Ball in 2007.
Cynthia was invited by Brigadier General Nicholson and his wife Debbie to attend their homecoming Marine Ball 2007.
She was also invited and honored to attend the 3rd Battalion 1st Marine homecoming Marine Ball.
Cynthia was honored and invited to attend the 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Birthday Ball.
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
Cynthia was presented with a letter of appreciation for her contributions and overwhelming support to the Marine and Sailors and their families from Lt. Col. Randall P. Newman from the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines.
Cynthia and her organization was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Lt. Col. Craig S. Kozeniesky, 2/5 Commanding Officer, for their generosity and loyal support of 2nd Battalion 5th Marines during their deployment in support of OPERATIONIRAQI FREEDOM 06-08.
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
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Cynthia for her support of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Marine Corps. Semper Fidelis!
Certificate of Appreciation
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
The Marines and Sailors of Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division sent Cynthia a beautiful picture of their platoon during their tour in Iraq
with a letter of appreciation for her and her team’s support.
Cynthia was invited on KBRT, the Paul McGuire Show, the Willie Drake Internet Radio Talk Show and the Operation Freedom Talk Show hosted by Army Chaplain James Linzey to share about her book and her military outreach.
Cynthia has appeared twice on “TBN Behind The Scenes”“Joy in our Town” “Vision of Inspiration,” and “Now is the Time” television programs to share her book and outreach.
Cynthia loves her country and has coordinated a team of prayer partners, who will stand in prayer for our troops, their families, the president and leaders of our great nation.