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Welcome to the Best Defense Foundation. We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping our military veterans and their families. Our mission is

Taking Care of the Ones
who Took Care of Us

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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.

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Battlefield Return

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.

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Education Initiative

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.

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Stronghold Transition Program

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.

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“Taking care of the ones who took care of us!”

– Best Defense Foundation Founder – Donnie Edwards

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Our Next Mission

The Best Defense Foundation along with our title sponsor Delta Air Lines will be taking 30 WWII veterans back to Normandy to commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day. The veterans will experience a nine day, once-in-a lifetime experience and will be honored and celebrated all the way!

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