Mission: The greatest generations foundation is an irs 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to serving u. S. And allied war veterans. The mission of the greatest generations foundation (tggf) is to promote recognition and respect for u. S. And allied war veterans whiles enhancing historical education for today's youth. Their dedication and bravery must never be forgotten, nor should the value of their deeds be allowed to disappear into the annals of history. The overall organizational goals for tggf are to: a)educate the community about war heroes; b) bring excitement to youth about historical events; c) provide a venue for veterans to share stories; d) foster the closure of the past for veterans, and e) renew interest in history and current events fo future generations.
Programs: The greatest generations foundation (tggf) organizes programs to take war veterans back to the battlefields where they fought in world war ii, korea and vietnam. Along with taking the veterans, the organization prepares educational documentaries to record their historic return. Tggf continues to promote the foundation mission with members, veterans and volunteers by conducting educational programs to serve communities throughout north america, europe and asia. Tggf continues to produce documentary films highlighting the return of our military veterans to their fields of battles.
I had the opportunity to participate in the 65th anniversary of D-Day trip to Normandy, France with The Greatest Generations Foundation. It was such an amazing experience and an honor to be able to interace and get to know the ten WWII veterans who we accompanied on the trip. It is important that we not forget these veterans who gave so much not only for the country of France but for America as well.
During the summer of 2009, I was given the opportunity to accompany 10 WWII Veterans back to Europe for the 65th anniversary of D-Day. I was one of 20 college students who took part in this trip. Our goal was simple: to be with these veterans and share in their emotions as they revisited places they fought. We students were able to stand and talk with them as they recounted the horros they experienced. No longer do I view veterans simply as men who served in a far away country. I now view them with utmost respect.
It was through The Greatest Generations Foundation that this trip was accomplished. TGGF helped bridge the gap beween those WWII veterans and the students who accompanied them. The trip was a success: not only did we share in their experiences; but more importantly, a bond was created between two very different and distant generations.