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 13-Nov-2018

For the third year in Philadelphia, veterans who serve as Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter mentors joined teams of students, first-responders, active duty military, veterans, families of fallen military, and...

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Veteran Stories 09-Nov-2018

In uniform or not, at home or abroad, and in times of turmoil or times of peace, we know that America’s veterans never stop serving their country or their communities.

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Press Room 26-Oct-2018

ABINGTON, PA - Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), along with Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States and its Philadelphia stations SportsRadio 94WIP, KYW...

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Young people from across the nation are embodying “If Not Me, Then Who…”

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Press Room 01-Oct-2018

On October 1st, one of the nation’s leading veteran non-profit organizations, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), will hit a historic mark: 250,000 young people impacted by their Character Does Matter initiative nationwide.

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We’re celebrating a milestone with our Spartan members impacting and inspiring a quarter-of-a-million youth across the country.

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Press Room 11-Sep-2018

TMF visits Megyn Kelly TODAY on September 11 to talk about how far we have come as a nation since the tragic events that claimed over 3,000 innocent lives in 2001.

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Press Room 01-Sep-2018

Travis Manion Foundation will host the 11th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Race Series throughout the month of September, in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world.

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001 60,000+ Veterans + Survivors Empowered
002 100,000+ Spartan Members
003 250,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement