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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Living Legacies 17-Apr-2017

Growing up, I thought my Dad was the meanest person ever. It felt like I spent a lot of my time being punished for something every day. As I got older and matured, I began to understand that he wasn’t punishing me. 

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Living Legacies 14-Apr-2017

What Legacy Means to Me: “This is the legacy I want to leave behind: As long as you are committed, dedicated, and truthful towards your goals, you will achieve your dreams.”

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Living Legacies 10-Apr-2017

My mom was an elementary school teacher and military spouse for 26 years in the Air Force. She always put her family and her students before herself.

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Living Legacies 05-Apr-2017

My Story_  On a cool, colorful evening during a brisk and breezy fall night in 2009, I became a Gold Star Spouse. In my arms was my husband, my soulmate, my childhood sweetheart and my military man. 

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Living Legacies 03-Apr-2017

My role model is Capt. Scott E. Craven, my son (USAFA ’02, Embry-Riddle Univ ’06). As much as I admired and respected Scott, I don’t think I really understood his life until after his passing in 2006.

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Veteran Stories 17-Mar-2017

Giving to the Travis Manion Foundation transforms the lives of Veterans, Families of the Fallen and helps create the next generation of leaders.

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Veteran Stories 20-Jul-2016

Giving to the Travis Manion Foundation transforms the lives of veterans, families of the fallen and helps create the next generation of leaders.

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Veteran Stories 20-Jul-2016

Giving to the Travis Manion Foundation transforms the lives of veterans, families of the fallen and helps create the next generation of leaders.

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Veteran Stories 19-Jul-2016

The Travis Manion Foundation has been proud to partner with CBS Radio for several years in the Philadelphia Region.

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Veteran Stories 17-Jul-2016

Giving to the Travis Manion Foundation transforms the lives of Veterans, Families of the Fallen and helps create the next generation of leaders.

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