Character in Action


The Travis Manion Foundation continues to promote Character In Action by empowering Veterans and Families of the Fallen to inspire the next generation of leaders

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Character in Action Spotlights highlight great examples of how Veterans, Survivors, and everyday citizens have been inspired by the Travis Manion Foundation to put Character into Action. Click here to see how these individuals have accepted the “If Not Me, Then Who…” challenge.



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In the Fall of 2014, TMF supporter Sam Leonard (age 73) set out to walk across the country to help raise funds for the Travis Manion Foundation, which supports Veterans and Families of the Fallen. He began from his Florida home with the goal of walking all the way to California. In April of 2015, Sam was forced to halt his efforts in Houston, TX after being diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer.In true “If Not Me, Then Who…” fashion — Albie Masland (Veteran Services Manager – West) and Travis Manion Foundation Ambassadors Nick Biase (USMC) and Matt Peace (USN) are picking up the torch and seeing Samalama’s journey to the finish! To read the full story or to follow along with their journey, click here.

  • 100,000+ YOUNG ADULTS

    inspired to live with character & serve their community


    supported by TMF Programs

  • 50+ 9/11 HEROES RUN

    locations across the country and around the world

  • 4,000+ VOLUNTEERS

    activated to serve across the country