"These esteemed veterans will have died without the closure that could allow them to make sense of their sacrifices."
SIGNATURE PROGRAM - BATTLEFIELD RETURN: THEIR FINAL GOODBYE
Our signature program provides opportunities for combat veterans to return to the battlefields of World War II to visit the cemeteries and memorials at no cost to the veterans. These programs back to the battlefields are often emotional, but provide veterans a measure of closure from their war experiences and the chance to share in the gratitude for their service, and a venue to educate others throughout communities across the globe.
THE WAR WITHOUT HEROES INITIATIVE: OUR RETURN TO Vietnam
The War Without Heroes programs back to Vietnam vindicates the timeless principles of peace and justice in the world by raising awareness of the selfless courage all Vietnam War veterans exercised when they were called to duty, in hopes that future generations will never forget their sacrifices or those who were left behind.
CONNECTING GENERATIONS INITIATIVE: NORMANDY LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
The Greatest Generations Foundation Connecting Generations Normandy Leadership Experience brings participants to the site of one of the world's great military operations—the 1944 Allied liberation of France—to learn timeless lessons on leadership directly from the Veterans of World War II.
The Normandy Invasion, also called Operation Overlord, during World War II, the Allied invasion of western Europe, which was launched on June 6, 1944 (the most celebrated D-Day of the war), with the simultaneous landing of U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France. By the end of August 1944 all of northern France was liberated, and the invading forces reorganized for the drive into Germany, where they would eventually meet with Soviet forces advancing from the east to bring an end to the Nazi Reich.
Throughout the program we study key strategic objectives and the tactical events that accompanied them, and we focus on the role that leadership played in effective implementation, or the lack thereof. We also reflect upon the relevance of these timeless lessons and how each relates to contemporary leadership initiatives in participants’ current roles. Participants leave excited about their experience to be better leaders and armed with battle-tested tools they can use immediately.
HANDS HELPING HEROES: RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
The Hands Helping Heroes Community initiative was created after a series of requests of financial support from the family and friends of Veterans; the request was to connect our veterans to communities through physical and social activity, to help enhance their lives. This initiative fulfills the desires of combat veterans who are above the age of 75 and have served our country or sacrificed a gear deal for the country. Our foundation helps realize their final dreams, makes provision for them, give their families encouragement, support and closure when they finally die.