By Rick Romely
Published March 5, 2019
Arizona Republic and Scottsdale Independent
For public servants, few things can inspire the simultaneous dread and gratitude that comes with receiving an award. We do all that we do out of a calling to serve others, so naturally receiving personal honors feels at odds with our mission. Yet, for the community you serve to express their gratitude, is humbling. This push-and-pull is exactly what I felt when I learned I would be receiving the “Storyteller Award” from one of the Valley organizations that is dearest to me, Veterans Heritage Project (VHP), at their Saluting Stories of Service Celebration Dinner on March 9, 2019.