80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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What Is The Stronghold Transition Program?

What Is The Stronghold Transition Program? In September 2022, the Best Defense Foundation hosted its second Stronghold Transition Program.  Special forces operators, both active and newly transitioned, came together on a secluded ranch in Utah.  Here, they bonded as brothers and renewed their sense of purpose.  Working with mental health experts, the veterans focused on healing and developing strategies to lead a healthy life out of the [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 8

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 8 June 7th, 2022 That’s a wrap! DAY 8 June 7th, 2022 We love school visits! Every time we visit a school in France, the kids are all so excited to meet the veterans. When the kids from Charles Letot middle school in Bayeaux heard the veterans were coming, they spent months learning about each veteran and [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 7

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 7 June 6th, 2022 Today, 78 years ago.. DAY 7 June 6th, 2022 Today, 78 years ago, young men stormed the beaches of Normandy to join the allied forces in the fight to rid the world of tyranny. Today at 97, our veterans stand on the beach for the first time since then in a grateful, free [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 6

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 6 June 5th, 2022 Another day, another parade! DAY 6 June 5th, 2022 Another day, another parade! We started the day at La Fiere bridge for the annual paratrooper jump, which unfortunately didn’t happen, but it didn’t stop the veterans from having a blast meeting all of their fans. The town of St. Mere Eglise always puts [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 5

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 5 June 4th, 2022 What a parade!!!!!!! DAY 5 June 4th, 2022 What a parade!!!!!!! The city of Carentan always puts on such a great parade every year for our veterans. This year was extra special as the veterans were IN the parade. The smiles on their faces were contagious as thousands of people cheered for them! [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 4

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 4 June 4th, 2022 Day 2 in #Normandy covered all of the emotions. DAY 4 June 3rd, 2022 Day 2 in #Normandy covered all of the emotions. We started the day with a somber visit to The Brittany American Cemetery where our youngest (16) volunteer gave a powerful message. The veterans then had a chance to walk the beautiful [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 3

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 3 June 2nd, 2022 Our arrival into #Normandy was absolutely fantastic! DAY 3 June 2nd, 2022 Our arrival into #Normandy was absolutely fantastic! Thanks to Delta Air Lines for chartering this historic flight into #Deauville. This was the first time a commercial flight landed into Normandy. Our 29 #WWII #veterans were greeted by 100’s of grateful French people who [...]

Normandy 2022 | 78th Anniversary of D-Day | Day 1

D-DAY 78TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY 1 May 31st, 2022 What an incredible first night in #Atlanta! DAY 1 May 31st, 2022 What an incredible first night in #Atlanta! Thank you Delta Airlines and Michelin for the fantastic gala to kick off our program to #normandy! Tonight we embark on a historic flight into Normandy with 29 #wwii veterans to commemorate the 78th anniversary [...]

Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines partner to bring WWII Veterans back to Normandy for the 78th Anniversary

Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines partner to bring WWII Veterans back to Normandy for the 78th Anniversary The Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines have partnered to bring WWII veterans to Normandy, France to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Chartering a Boeing-767, Delta will fly these honored guests to Normandy where they will be recognized and celebrated. As [...]

Pearl Harbor 80th – Day 7

PEARL HARBOR 80TH - DAY 7 December 8th, 2021Our final day on island included a tour of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). DAY 7 December 8th, 2021 Our final day on island included a tour of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Punchbowl serves as a memorial to honor those men and women that served our country and who [...]