BATTLEFIELD PROGRAM: Since 2004, TGGF has offered the opportunity for World War II veterans to return to their battlefields at no cost to them. These voyages back to the battlefields are often emotional, but provide veterans a measure of closure from their war experiences, the chance to share in the gratitude for their service, and a venue to educate others.
CONNECTING GENERATIONS: TGGF collaborates with universities and military academies to bring college students/cadets along on many of the battlefield journeys abroad. These programs are a powerful learning experience for the students/cadets who learn about the historic events of World War II. History is deepened significantly by hearing the veterans’ personal accounts of bravery and sacrifice during these events, and the veterans know their legacy and stories will be preserved and passed along by the students/cadets. These journeys provide a powerful bridge between two generations who, prior to these voyages, often have had little contact with or curiosity about each other.
OPERATION COMMON GROUND: TGGF brings former veterans and wounded warriors who have overcome the hardships of acclimating to civilian life after being wounded in combat to aid stations where soldiers are being treated for recent wounds sustained in Operation Enduring Freedom. By connecting these generations of veterans, those former veterans gain closure in a way otherwise inaccessible while those from recent operations are encouraged to have met the men who fought for a common goal over the last 70 years defending the freedom that they defend today.