Veteran Stories

Veterans Share 9/11 Stories + How Attacks Changed Their Lives


More than two decades ago on Sept. 11, 2001, our attackers aimed to devastate a nation. Instead, in the wake of a dark day in history, thousands of men and women stepped up to serve.

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TMF Events

#TheHonorProject Activates Patriotic Volunteers to Honor Fallen Heroes in Arlington This Memorial Day


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Veteran Stories

Authentic Service and Constant Growth- A Reflection on the Spartan Leadership Program


Navy veteran and graduate Lacey Sladky reflected on her experience with this one-of-a-kind program.

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Next Generation Leaders

A Dynamic Veteran-Led Character Education Program for the Virtual Classroom


With a multitude of new safety and health protocols in school districts nationwide this year, it’s become increasingly challenging (though more crucial) to build a positive classroom culture and meet students’ social and emotional needs. 

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Veteran Stories

Meet Veteran Chuck Segel, Who Found Healing Through Service In Honor of Travis Manion


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Veteran Stories

Serving After Service: How Getting Involved Helped Me Overcome My Fears and Rediscover Myself


On National Purple Heart Day, Army veteran Earl Lundy recalls the explosion in Afghanistan that led to his award, and how he came to embody the recognition in the years that followed.

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Veteran Stories 01-Sep-2022

More than two decades ago on Sept. 11, 2001, our attackers aimed to devastate a nation. Instead, in the wake of a dark day in history, thousands of men and women stepped up to serve.

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Press Room 28-Jul-2022

As students across the country prepare to start the new school year,Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one of the nation’s leading veteran nonprofit organizations, is hosting Back-to-School Character Days nationwide.

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Press Room 28-Jul-2022

Doylestown Brewing Company’s “If Not Me, Then Who…” Blonde Ale, Supporting Travis Manion Foundation, Now Available at Citizens Bank Park

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Press Room 27-May-2022

Travis Manion Foundation and AmeriCorps are working together to encourage Americans to volunteer and serve in honor of our fallen military heroes this Memorial Day. 

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Press Room 11-Nov-2021

Travis Manion Foundation President Ryan Manion joins Fox News' "America Reports" on Veterans Day to discuss how our nation's heroes can continue their tradition of service after taking off the uniform. Through its landmark program, Character Does Matter, TMF trains and empowers veterans to serve as mentors to youth by connecting them with schools and community organizations to develop character in future generations.

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Press Room 07-Nov-2021

1stLT Travis Manion and LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney were roommates at the U.S. Naval Academy and grew to become brothers long before either served on active duty. Shortly after graduating, both men gave their lives in service to this country, one as a Marine in Iraq and the other as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. Fox NFL Sunday pays tribute to these American heroes and the legacies they left behind.

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Press Room 04-Nov-2021

Dwayne Johnson and Under Armour has unveiled the latest addition to the Project Rock x UA Freedom Collection, which is bringing awareness to the work of Travis Manion Foundation. With the support of Under Armour and their UA Freedom initiative, Travis Manion Foundation empowers veterans and families of fallen military members to develop and mentor the next generation of leaders through TMF’s Character Does Matter Program. 

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Press Room 04-Nov-2021

Dwayne Johnson and Under Armour have unveiled the latest addition to the Project Rock x UA Freedom Collection, which is bringing awareness to the work of Travis Manion Foundation. 

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Press Room 01-Oct-2021

The annual race will activate communities from around the world to honor the sacrifices of our Naval Special Warfare service members and veterans, and to support the families of our fallen heroes. This race series bring communities together to celebrate the lives of America’s fallen and to express our deep gratitude to those still serving.

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Press Room 22-Sep-2021

One of the nation’s leading veteran service organizations, Travis Manion Foundation, has collaborated with Western Washington University (WGU) in their work to provide financial aid towards education for service members, veterans, and their families, which will be known as the “Honoring our Heroes Scholarship.” 

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