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Our mission is to Honor
We provide a once in a lifetime experience for our Veterans, at no cost to them. Below are some numbers showing our impact.
Kids personally engaged with Vets
Veterans returned to their battlefield
Miles traveled for Battlefield Return
Years giving back to the military
From the shores of Normandy to the black volcanic sands of Iwo Jima…The Best Defense Foundation ensures that any WWII veteran who wants a measure of closure or the recognition he so richly deserves has an opportunity to return to his battlefield. At these unique battleground reunions our veterans have received numerous awards, such as the French Legion of Honor, and have been honored at dozens of events and parades.
Although recognized as The Greatest Generation, fewer and fewer people remember the sacrifices made by our WWII veterans. We launched The Best Defense Video Archive to educate our young and preserve this living history for future generations. Our library of videos, photographs and testimonials are a first party account of heroism, tragedy, acts of bravery and acts of liberation.
There is a critical need to help recently retired Special Forces operators return to civilian life. These specialists often lack the structure and support needed for an easy transition; and these soldiers are among the least likely to ask for help. At our retreats, we connect operators with the services they need. We begin by assessing key issues then provide resource roadmaps, skill development seminars, a network of sponsors and an individualized roadmap to success.
“Taking care of the ones who took care of us!”
– Best Defense Foundation Founder – Donnie Edwards
Our Next Mission
75th Anniversary of the Battle for the Pacific
Help the Best Defense Foundation to help our veterans return to the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima, Okinawa and much more.