10 years of Heroes at Home

Heroes at Home 2014 (WAVY/Pat Dowd)
Heroes at Home 2014 (WAVY/Pat Dowd)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Heroes are defined by a spirit of sacrifice for a greater good. Military men and women are there when the country calls; their selfless acts of bravery are often acknowledged as such by the nation, and rightly so. The wife’s or husband’s contribution often goes unnoticed.

For the last seven years, WAVY News’ Tom Schaad had the honor of hosting The “Heroes at Home” Military Spouse Awards, founded in Hampton Roads, as the first of its kind in the country to recognize military spouses for their sacrifices, their strength and their commitment to our community.

Photos: Heroes at Home celebration

It is the only regional event in the country to recognize spouses from all branches of the Armed Services. It was founded in 2005 and its latest winner is no less deserving than her predecessors, although Jayme Borah would tell you otherwise.

“I don’t do this for recognition. I do it to see the looks on other people’s faces when I’m helping them,” said Borah.

Jayme’s a mother of three, married for 11 years to E5 Nicholas Borah stationed at Naval Station Norfolk. She is the HM-15 Family Readiness Group president, and served as PTA President of Sewell’s Point Elementary, volunteering hundreds of hours.

“We move around a lot, and by volunteering and helping other people, it’s our way of making friends. It’s our way of being involved in the community.”

Click here for more information about Heroes at Home.


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