Honoring our military heroes

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Boston Harborfest

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Boston Harborfest

Recently the Badger and South Central Wisconsin Region of the American Red Cross and its corporate sponsors, including TDS Telecom, publicly honored eight ordinary people who have done extraordinary things at the 2014 Heroes Breakfast in Madison, Wis. Some of this year’s honorees include a woman who saved her mother’s life by administering first aid and calling 911, a former foster parent who has cared for more than 200 children, and this year’s Military Heroes, Cheryl and John Adams, whose award is sponsored by TDS Telecom.

John and Cheryl, along with the rest of this year’s honorees, shared their stories with family, friends, and sponsors at the Kohl Center during a private reception for this year’s winners on the University of Wisconsin’s campus in Madison. Press play on the video below to learn more about them and why they’re so committed to helping the brave men and women who protect our country.

About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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