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Remembering Pearl Harbor Survivor Stu Hedley

Remembering Pearl Harbor Survivor Stu Hedley "Remember Pearl Harbor and keep America alert!" These words could be heard like a thunderstrike if you were anywhere within earshot of Stu Hedley. To know we will never get to hear his enthusiastic exclamations, especially him shouting "Stay in school" to young people, is incredibly difficult for us. On August 4th, we received the heartbreaking news that [...]

World War II vet’s trip to Germany ‘healing’

World War II vet's trip to Germany 'healing' For 50 years after World War II, Wilbur Jackson "Jack" Myers said he couldn't talk about his experiences in Europe. He was dealing with post-traumatic stress — a term that originated decades after the war. The 98-year-old Hagerstown resident recently returned from a trip to Germany with five other veterans through the Best Defense Foundation. The California-based nonprofit, [...]

NEW BDF Stickers

NEW BDF Stickers A new batch of stickers just arrived from our favorite sticker maker. Be sure to check them out in our store!

Germany Battlefield Return Program 2021

Germany Battlefield Return Program We provide once in a lifetime experiences for our Veterans and bring them closure by returning to their Battlefields After a long pause on our Battlefield Return Programs, we've just returned from an amazing program to Germany. We were so lucky to help six WWII veterans return back to Germany, some of them for the first time in 75+ years. [...]

4th of July Sale

HELP US HONOR OUR VETERANS Online purchases and donations help us bring additional Veterans on our programs, as each Veteran comes on program at ZERO expense – this can only happen with generous support from individuals and partner organizations. Your purchase helps us continue our mission of TAKING CARE OF THE ONES WHO TOOK CARE OF US Save 20% on your order through Monday with code: BDF20 SHOP NOW [...]


For the 77th Anniversary of D-Day we set out to remember the fallen and honor the heroes of the D-Day invasion that took place in Normandy, France in 1944. Our veterans who fought in the battle faced extreme challenges from the opposition, many departing in deep water to cross the open beach and scale the forward cliffs. The allies lost an unthinkable 5000 men on D-Day alone. As parts of [...]

BDF x Combat Flip Flops

BDF x Combat Flip Flops BDF is proud to partner with Combat Flip Flops to help our veterans return to their battlefields, be recognized for their service, and inspire the next generations toward a lifetime of service to their nation and world. A portion of each sale will be donated to Best Defense Foundation to assist in our mission of "Taking Care Of The [...]


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