FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: Since 2004, The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation was created on the foundation of the idea to pay homage to the American War Veterans who fought in both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam—and the only thing that’s changed since is HONORING MORE VETERANS. Founded by Australian native, Timothy Davis, whose own strong family ties to both World Wars ignited his passion to serve those who helped save the world, TGGF is the only international non-profit educational organization devoted to returning combat veterans to their battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, enabling closure to their war experiences.
Q: Are the programs truly all-expenses paid?
A: Yes! All overseas programs are 100% covered by TGGF. This includes all domestic and international airfares from/to the United States, all in-country lodging, transportation, and meals. It is suggested that participants bring some spending money, or an ATM card to access local currency to cover additional expenses such as souvenirs, snacks and occasional beverages. TGGF will also provide a group mobile phone to make calls home.
Q: May my spouse or other family member join me?
A: Unfortunately the answer is NO. TGGF has resources to only fund veterans that have served our nation in uniform. Additionally, TGGF is not nor does it act as a tour operator. Our programs are designed in such a way that veterans will be able to achieve closure from their experiences, and to pass on their stories to younger generations. Having worked with veterans over the past decade, the presence of spouse’s/family members greatly inhibits the veteran’s ability to open up, gain closure, and ultimately profit from the program.
Q: How are the participants chosen for the programs?
A: We receive numerous applications monthly and wish we could accommodate each and every veteran that wishes to return to their former fields of battle. But since resources and space are limited we make a selection by creating a group of veterans who will represent a variety of backgrounds, including military service, military experiences, residency, and health. Applicants may also be selected due to the unique nature of some specific programs. Participants are not chosen based upon number of medals, rank, time in combat, or wealth.
Q: Do I have to be in perfect health to participate?
A: Yes. However, we ask that any veteran wishing to submit an application first consult with a physician and obtain approval for travel abroad. Our return journeys require some walking and a fair amount of stamina. There are some days that are long in order to accommodate as many experiences as possible. We plan rest and relaxation days, even if it means a nap on the bus. Rest assured, however, that our veterans are well taken well care of by TGGF staff and medical teams.
Q: Do I need a passport to travel?
A:Yes. All participants in our programs will require to have a current passport, with at least 6 months until the expiration date. In order to receive clearance from TGGF to travel, Veterans must also present a physician signed “travel clearance” (form may be obtained from TGGF), and a list of emergency contacts.
Q: I don’t speak any other language; will that be a problem?
A: No. Interpreters are present on every program abroad. If you do speak another language, please let us know on the application form.
Q: I want to make a donation to TGGF. How will my money be used?
A: Because the foundation’s overhead expenses are privately funded, 100% of all gifts donated goes towards TGGF Endowment Fund to provide long term sustainability to the mission.
Please Note: Examples of areas The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation DOES NOT FUND:
- Direct donations or grants to individuals, or groups outside TGGF programs
- Religion, medical research, or for research in the humanities
- Endowments or fundraising drives, including fundraising dinners
- Political campaigns, political activities or political lobbyist
- Organizations seeking capital for building or capital campaigns
- Organizations involved in publishing, radio, film or television production
- Operating deficits or retirement of debt
- Organizations that discriminate because of race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or political orientation