#flashbackfriday On Wednesday I was awarded with the "Dove Real Beauty Women of the Military Award." It is given to someone who understand the importance of the Military and the women who serve. I am beyond honored and will continue to support our women and men who serve our country. Thank you again Dove for this amazing award!!!!!! ❤️🇺🇸#proudAmerican #neverforget #USA #USAstrong
This is the second year of the award, which was also presented by Dove to an LPGA Tour golfer - Stacy Lewis - in 2014. The LPGA explained the award's purpose in last year's announcement about Lewis:
The Dove Unilever Luncheon helps spread the message of enhancing self-esteem and true beauty inside and out for women that are associated with the military- either a spouse or active duty service member. There were 200 military women in attendance for the inaugural luncheon, and attendees were selected by helping spread Dove’s Real Beauty campaign’s initiative.
Paula has long been a supporter of military families and has made numerous visits with troups at military facilities over the years. But her relationship with the miliary became much closer when she married an Air Force pilot, Derek Heath: "Paula’s father and Derek’s father flew together in the Navy and both became commercial airline pilots. They remain close friends. Paula and Derek met at the Kia Classic in March. Derek, an Air Force Academy graduate, flies C-17s, large military transports, for the Air Force. He recently moved into active reserve status." (via Golf Channel)