76th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2020 - Walk/Run to Commemorate For the first time in 76 years, the celebrations in Normandy for D-Day have been cancelled. However, we have come up with a way for everyone to celebrate and honor those that have fought. All over the world people will be joining us June 6, 2020 for a 5k walk (the [...]
Join us live on Youtube with Zoom! Since March we have gone live on Youtube with a different WWII veteran every week. Since March we have gone live on Youtube with a different WWII veteran every week. Kids and adults from all over the world have had a chance to talk to a WWII veteran and ask them questions. For many [...]
Returning with Seven Pacific Veterans to Micronesia: Guam, Iwo Jima, Sipain and Tinian For the past 15 years, Donnie Edwards, NFL star and dedicated philanthropist, has been bringing World War II Veterans back to their foreign battlefields to foster brotherhood and closure for these heroes. With the help of his wife Kathryn Edwards, the Best Defense Foundation was created, helping these Veterans join [...]
Return To Normandy 2019 D-day - 75th Anniversary Times were different then. When American WWII Veterans returned home from war, an entire generation of young men and women service-members just wanted to move on with their lives. Scattered across the rural American heartland and into bustling metropolises, many of our vets didn’t reconnect with their comrades until their senior years. Today, our WWII [...]
75th Anniversary of D-Day: Normandy France 2019 June of 2019 we had the honor of bringing 16 #WWII #Veterans back to #Normandy for the #75th anniversary of #DDay. Highlights include our veterans meeting Presidents of the USA & France.
Memorial Day 2019 On this Memorial Day, let us pause and reflect on those who sacrificed everything for this great nation. On this Memorial Day, let us pause and reflect on those who sacrificed everything for this great nation. We are truly indebted to them. Follow us we return to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day with 16 WWII Veterans. Please [...]
Why We Do What We Do Folks always ask us, how did this all start? Folks always ask us, how did this all start? How’d you find this calling to help our Veterans. This video helps shed some light on our motivation and perspective, with a little help from Joseph Reilly, a paratrooper who landed on Normandy’s Utah Beach at 3:30 a.m. [...]
WWII Heroes Battlefield Return to Normandy 2018 74th Anniversary of D-Day On June 1, 2018 the Best Defense Foundation took 8 WWII Veterans back to Normandy where they fought. While on program, we visited the Brittany American Cemetery, While there, Jack Foy began to speak. His words left us all speechless and so proud to be American. Watch the video to hear [...]
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