This is an incredibly moving video. Gary Sinise is an incredible patriot. It’s only fitting that he narrate this video explaining the focus and programs included in the Travis Manion Foundation.
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
And what better way to remind us all of what others have sacrificed so much for than to share with you the story of one such hero, 1st Lt. Travis Manion USMC. Travis was killed by a sniper in Fallujah while trying to help his fellow Marines stop an enemy ambush. The Travis Manion Foundation was created in his honor, and was initially run by his mother Janet, who recently succumbed to her battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. Travis’ sister, Ryan, however picked up the mantle and continues to run the foundation. Chris Wallace interviewed her as this week’s Fox News Sunday “Power Player of the Week.”
I urge you to visit the Foundation website and read all the stories there, watch the videos, and contribute if you can. God bless our warriors who fight and are willing to die for us unconditionally.
May 25, 2009
Today’s day of celebration to honor our military veterans and heroes, there were quite a few heart-warming moments in the show. Here are just a few of them. I hope you all got a chance to watch this on PBS, but in case you didn’t, here are some heart-felt highlights of the evening.
As you watch these tributes, say a little prayer for all of our men and women sacrificing their lives so that we may live in freedom.
God bless these men and women who serve this country, and more specificaly… God bless those like Gary Sinise, Trace Adkins, Joe Montegna and others who share their time with us to celebrate these honors and these troops.
God bless our military men and women, God bless those who honor their sacrifices, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.
February 19, 2009
Actor Kevin Bacon was on with Regis and Kelly this morning talking about his new upcoming HBO movie called “Taking Chance,” in which he plays Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, USMC. In this interview he describes the history and pride behind the military escorts for all of our fallen heroes.
From the HBO synopsis:
In April 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC, came across the name of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, a young Marine who had been killed by hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Strobl, a Desert Storm veteran with 17 years of military service, requested that he be assigned for military escort duty to accompany Chance’s remains to his family in Dubois, Wyo.
Witnessing the spontaneous outpouring of support and respect for the fallen Marine – from the groundskeepers he passed along the road to the cargo handlers at the airport – Strobl was moved to capture the experience in his personal journal. His first-person account, which began as an official trip report, gives an insight into the military’s policy of providing a uniformed escort for all casualties. The story became an Internet phenomenon when it was widely circulated throughout the military community and eventually reached the mainstream media.