Veteran Stories

High School Football Coach Attributes Character Training to Team's Winning Season


This former Marine and current football coach insisted on character training to turn his team’s season around.

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Survivor Stories

“I Feel Whole Again.” Sister of Two Fallen Heroes Shares her Story of Grief and Healing


Monica Velez lost both brothers while they were serving in uniform, and in her grief, she lost herself. Here’s how TMF helped her rediscover her purpose and identity.

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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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Survivor Stories

Leaders of TMF Turn Authors in New Book Release, “The Knock at the Door”


TMF is proud to support 3 leaders of our organization--Ryan Manion, Amy Looney, and Heather Kelly--as they share their personal stories of loss, and how each of their journeys took them from the depths of grief and pain to the height of empowerment and inspiration.

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Living Legacies

Supporting Those Who Protect Our Freedom


This Independence Day, we recognize the ties that bind us together as Americans. Celebrate the unity and character of our great nation by supporting those who protect it, with a gift to TMF.

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Living Legacies

Spartan Runs 53 Marathons in 1 Year to Honor 53 Fallen Heroes


Her first challenge was the Marine Corps Marathon. After that, she never stopped running.

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Living Legacies

AMERICA’S FALLEN LEFT THEIR LEGACIES TO US—IT’S OUR DUTY TO HONOR THEM


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Press Room 11-Sep-2019

Dr. Drew Pinsky, known to television and radio audiences as Dr. Drew, is the host of Dr. Drew Midday Live with Leeann Tweeden on KABC radio in Los Angeles. Dr. Drew hosted Col. Tom Manion, TMF Chairman Emeritus, and Heather Boice, 9/11 Heroes Run participant and 9/11 survivor to discuss the impact of the 9/11 Heroes Run.

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On September 11, 2001, I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 25-year-old from Texas living the life in New York City. That day and the days and weeks to follow changed my life forever. I will never forget the moment it happened...

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Press Room 29-Aug-2019

WASHINGTON D.C. – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provided a grant to the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) – an organization committed to empowering veterans and the families of fallen heroes.

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Veteran Stories 15-Aug-2019

This former Marine and current football coach insisted on character training to turn his team’s season around.

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Survivor Stories 07-Aug-2019

Monica Velez lost both brothers while they were serving in uniform, and in her grief, she lost herself. Here’s how TMF helped her rediscover her purpose and identity.

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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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Survivor Stories 09-Jul-2019

TMF is proud to support 3 leaders of our organization--Ryan Manion, Amy Looney, and Heather Kelly--as they share their personal stories of loss, and how each of their journeys took them from the depths of grief and pain to the height of empowerment and inspiration.

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Press Room 04-Jul-2019

The following OpEd was published by Fox News Online on July 4th, 2019. 

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Living Legacies 28-Jun-2019

This Independence Day, we recognize the ties that bind us together as Americans. Celebrate the unity and character of our great nation by supporting those who protect it, with a gift to TMF.

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