The success of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is because of the generosity of the American people. We extend our heartfelt thanks and publicly acknowledge your support.
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society which consists exclusively of the living Medal of Honor recipients. The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Tax ID #25-1828488.
The Foundation, in conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, must reach out to the citizens of America, particularly its youth, to promote an awareness of what the Medal of Honor represents and how ordinary Americans through courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism can challenge fate and change the course of history.
There are no better ambassadors to take this message to the American people than the Medal of Honor recipients themselves who embody these values through their incredible acts of bravery. The work of the Foundation is aimed at promoting awareness of what America’s highest military award for valor in combat represents.
Veterans Airlift Command
The VAC provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Additionally, the VAC provides free air transportation to Medal of Honor Recipients and their families for purposes of educational outreach and mission support.
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Colonel (IL) J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Library has become a non-partisan research library that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served. The library displays Medal of Honor as one of their permanent display Gallery Exhibitions.
This exhibition includes the original presentation Medal of Honor and Citation earned by Hershel "Woody" Williams on Iwo Jima during World War II, along with a special commemorative tapestry.
The goal of Hero Portraits is be able to honor those who have sacrificed themselves serving in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Coast Guard, FBI, ATF, and the many other Civil Servants that protect us every day. What an honor it is to give a portrait that will comfort the family and be handed down for generations to come of those who have helped to keep us safe, protect our rights, and serve the citizens of the United States of America and around the world.
Honor and Remember
To create, establish and promote a nationally recognized flag that would fly continuously as a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. All Military lives lost not only in action but also in service, from our nation’s inception.
Travis Manion Foundation
Shortly after the death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Iraq on April 29, 2007, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, founded the Travis Manion Foundation to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and survivors to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes."
APECS Aerospace Corporation
APECS Aerospace Corp. provides FAA-DER engineering support, regulatory support, quality certification support, spares provisioning and marketing and sales support needs for commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft.
Sgt Grit Marine Specialties
Sgt Grit began in 1988 with one t-shirt and a strong desire to help Marines. It progressed from being a business run out of the basement of his home, to a 22,500 sq. ft. warehouse and showroom with everything a Marine can imagine. We are located in Oklahoma City.
Future goals include adding to the existing warehouse and becoming the primary source for Marines to get gear, share stories, find buddies, and carry on the traditions of this great Brotherhood.
Stop Soldier Suicide is the first national civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing active duty and Veteran suicide. Founded in 2010, by three Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Stop Soldier Suicide is a group of Veterans helping past and present Service members in their greatest hour of need. They help to fill a gap by offering services and resources to our brothers and sisters in arms when there seems to be little else available. Every day 22+ Veterans and one active duty Service member takes their own lives. Burdened with the stigma associated with mental health issues and the perceived military “shame” surrounding post traumatic stress (PTS), they instead turn to suicide to relieve suffering. Stop Soldier Suicide is a group of Veterans who understand the military mindset and training. While not a crisis center and not here to provide direct clinical services or therapy, they do offer a high-touch service with connection to resources for many of the stresses faced: job loss, relationship issues, mental health needs, financial worries, housing and more.
As former Soldiers, we knew we had to offer a better way; A potential path to end military-related suicide. The Journey of the Warrior is part of our model that describes the timeless, universal life cycle of our service members in mind, body, and spirit. At Stop Soldier Suicide, we have begun to discover a process of transition that enables hope, purpose, and empowerment. By providing a system of programs to help our veterans heal and grow, we offer an alternative from isolation and despair. At Stop Soldier Suicide, we do not offer direct, clinical services, but we do help Veterans discover an alternative path to achieve the growth and empowerment they deserve.
Consider the process required to bring a young man or woman into the military: the indoctrination from basic training, the discipline, and the normalization of the warrior ethos. Now compare that deliberate process to the current process we have for transition from the military back into civilian life as the Service member leaves the military. Transition out from the military also requires a dedicated program tailored to the needs of the individual that enables a healthy transformation in mind, body, and spirit. We intend, with our “Reverse Boot Camp” model, to change the way we transition our Service members, in order to reduce those stressors, thus reducing military related suicide to a point where military service is no longer a distinguishable cause of men and women ending their own lives.
Where do you fit in? We face a tidal wave of military suicides as more and more servicemen and women begin their transition from active service to veteran status. Can you help us by volunteering? Are you with an organization that could partner with us? Can you be a financial resource and donate money or become a corporate sponsor? Please reach out and join us. Visit our website at stopsoldiersuicide.org for all the information you need to find out how to help your fellow Veterans. If you need resources please call our Resource Center Helpline at (844) 889-5610. Your time, talent and treasure are valuable assets to each Veteran that joins our ranks. Thank you – Stop Soldier Suicide
Dogs Helping Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping our wounded heroes and the families of lost heroes in the Kentuckiana area. We provide trained service dogs for injured military veterans and first responders to improve their lives, as well as to Gold Star Families to help them cope with their loss.
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