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Soaring Valor

Soaring Valor

We’re bringing World War II veterans and their guardians to New Orleans to tour The National WWII Museum built in their honor. Their experience includes entertainment, celebratory meals, and community building with their fellow heroes. Students who accompany our veterans carry on their stories with a new appreciation for the sacrifices made by an entire generation.

Greatest Generation

Our WWII veterans fought to save the world from tyranny. The freedom we know today is thanks to their bravery and valor. They taught us the true meaning of patriotism and we remain forever grateful for their sacrifices.

Living Libraries

Every veteran is a living library. We’ve partnered with The National WWII Museum to record the individual stories of America’s Greatest Generation and share them with the world. For those who cannot travel, we’re sponsoring a historian to conduct interviews with WWII veterans in the comfort of their homes.

Student Education

In 2017, the Gary Sinise Foundation expanded Soaring Valor by inviting students to join the experience. This educational opportunity presents World War II from a whole new perspective, directly from those who lived it.

Photo Journal


wwii veterans pass away each day. fewer than 500,000 are still with us.

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Our Impact

By the Numbers

veterans & their guardians have participated in our Soaring Valor experiences
high school students have accompanied our Soaring Valor veterans

Our Impact

The Stories

Soaring Valor gave me a sense of pride knowing how much people appreciate the contribution I made to my made the sunset of my life a complete success.

- Bernard MartinWWII Veteran, Navy

Words cannot convey how grateful I am to you for hosting my father on your Soaring Valor trip. We will cherish the memories for the rest of our lives. Thank you for your program and for honoring my dad in a way that I never could.

- Colin ClausSon of WWII veteran and Soaring Valor attendee