(PRWEB) April 19, 2013
The Travis Manion Foundation and proud sponsors will host the 6th Annual 1st Lt. Travis L. Manion Memorial Event on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Doylestown Country Club in Doylestown, Pa. The “Team Travis” golf outing begins at 10 a.m. EST, with a special evening dinner program to follow.
First Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, was shielding fellow Marines during his second deployment to Iraq when he was killed by an enemy sniper on April 29, 2007. Travis was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Valor for his heroic actions. President Barack Obama honored Travis and his fallen U.S. Naval Academy roommate, LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney, during a Memorial Day 2011 address at Arlington National Cemetery.
Founded in 2007 by Travis’ mother, Janet Manion, the Travis Manion Foundation’s mission is to honor the fallen by challenging the living. Driven by Travis’ poignant words – “If Not Me, Then Who…” – the foundation’s purpose is to inspire and activate everyone with the generous spirit of those who serve. Since its inception, the Foundation has assisted families of the fallen, veterans, active duty service members, and military families.
Janet Manion died on April 24, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer. Her daughter and only surviving child, Ryan Manion, now serves as the Foundation’s president, while Janet’s husband, Col. Tom Manion, USMCR (Ret.), serves on its board of directors. Both will be present at the 6th Annual Memorial Event to honor Travis, Janet, and all of America’s fallen heroes.
For six straight years, sponsors like ANRO Inc., Jim and Annette Arcuri, Firstrust, Johnson & Johnson, La Salle College High School, Poretta & Orr, Public House LLC, IBM, and Gretz Beverage Company have made the golf outing and dinner program, which focus on honoring and celebrating service, a unique way for supporters of the military community to come together.
This year’s program will feature an address by Capt. Adam Brochetti, USMC, who is Company Commander of the Wounded Warrior Regiment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Adam recently traveled with family members to Vietnam to honor his fallen uncle through the Travis Manion Foundation’s Challenge Grant program.
For more information on the Travis Manion Foundation’s programs and the legacy of 1st Lt. Travis Manion, please visit http://www.travismanion.org.