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


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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 26-Oct-2017

I think anyone who puts themselves in a position where they would lay down their lives for you is a legacy that demands not just respect, but remembrance." 

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Veteran Stories 13-Oct-2017

How do we shape the character of the next generation?Ashley Marlow, an Operation Legacy project leader and a San Diego middle school counselor asks herself this question every day.

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After the economic downturn in Pleasantville, NJ, the small shore town faced a series of challenges after businesses shut down and thousands of jobs were lost. 

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Press Room 11-Oct-2017

City of Houston to Host Joint Veterans Day and 9/11 Heroes Run Event, to be Proclaimed as “If Not Me, Then Who…” Day”

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27-Sep-2017

The Schultz Family Foundation has partnered with Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) to provide support and mentorship opportunities for transitioning veterans.

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Survivor Stories 26-Sep-2017

Four years after their loss, Gold Star parents Pat and Doreen Cappelaere remember the legacy that their late daughter LT. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney...

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Living Legacies 21-Sep-2017

On September 21, 2010, just ten days before his expected return to the U.S., Navy SEAL Lt. Brendan Looney gave his life for our great nation.

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Veteran Stories 12-Sep-2017

“When I see people’s lives being taken in a flood and people wading through water - I can’t just sit on a couch and watch that happen - I have...

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Press Room 05-Sep-2017

Ryan Manion, TMF President and Travis Manion’s sister, provided this statement: “As I reflect on the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 Heroes Run, I’m in awe at the number...

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Survivor Stories 14-Aug-2017

Pam Zembiec marvels at all the ways her 11 year old daughter, Fallyn Justice Zembiec, reminds her of her husband: “Before she dives off the diving board she scratches her...

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