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SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Army National Guard 1st Lt. Alexa (Englund) Woodward is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Patriot Award to Pat and Pam Henry who are the owners of Prestige Pools and her direct supervisors.

After the Patriot Award presentation Pat Henry signed a Statement of Support demonstrating his commitment to those that serve. The award was given July 15 at Prestige Pools in recognition of Pat Henry’s continued support.   

There are less than 12 employees at Prestige Pools of which three are service members and Prestige Pools provides additional pay for those who miss work due to service obligations. Pat Henry commented that “These employees work very hard all summer for Prestige! They also balance military duties and responsibilities on drill weekends and annual requirements outside of work. They do an amazing job! We could not ask for a better group.”

Woodward stated she was very proud of Prestige Pools’ commitment in supporting all the service members in meeting their responsibilities with the National Guard, which she believes went far above and beyond what is required.

There were many members of Prestige Pools present for the presentation and reception. Also present was Dr. Everett Doolittle, an ESGR Ombudsman/Minnesota Committee member.  ESGR is a Department of Defense office which seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Photo: From left to right: Senior Airman Gordon, North Dakota Air National Guard; Minnesota Army National Guardsman Spc. Ricci;1st Lt. Woodward; Prestige Pools’ Owners Pat and Pam Henry; and ESGR Volunteer Dr. Doolittle.     
Photo: Prestige Pools’ Ownership Pat Henry with Statement of Support and ESGR Volunteer, Dr. Doolittle

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