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A Veteran is...
Someone who at one point in his or her life
wrote a blank check made payable to the
United States of America
for an amount up to an including their life!

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We are here to help veterans, their families, and continue the legacy of the fallen!

Our mission is to honor military heroes who have died for their country by generating name recognition, and be a champion for the courageous veterans who survived by generating funds and finding resources to support them as they cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Village to Village Foundation has two programs to accomplish our mission:

Scholarships in the names of fallen veterans and the scholarships are awarded to veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan war. They are endowed scholarships that will live on forever. Click Here to read or donate to our scholarships:   Scholarships      

Pay a Good Deed Forward (PAGDF) Tokens:  Do a good deed, an act of kindness, in honor of the fallen veteran and pass the token along; or pass it backward to someone who's done something nice for you.  As good deeds are passed from person to person in honor of their veteran, they are saying their veteran's name, telling their veteran's story and keeping their veteran's name and spirit alive.

Our website is set up so anyone receiving or paying forward their veteran's token can tell how they paid forward their token or received their token ...or how someone did a good deed forward to them.  Each token will have a journey as it is paid forward and the veterans name and story is shared between the giver and receiver of the token.  Click here to read about our PAGDF token programs.

We begin preparing for our 7th year of attending Memorial Day events in Washington, DC.  What an honor and privilege to be able to share Ross' and the other fallen veteran's stories to keep their legacy alive.

Each year we bring our tent, banners, Pay A Good Deed Forward tokens for Ross, Jeremy, Clint, Juan, Nathan and Matthew and enthusiasm.  The first year we had no idea what to expect.  No one on our board had ever done anything like what we set out to do.  We stood in front of strangers, told them Ross' story, and hoped we could help a veteran returning from home and let them know we cared about them.

Each year brought a different crowd with a different tone or message, but the people who took the time to come to our nation's capital shared similar feelings.  They shared love for our country, unending support for those who served, and a desire to help others.  I noticed the desire to help others was not based on political affiliation or whether the war was right or wrong.  It was based on a feeling of camaraderie, we are all in this together and together we can come to a better place if we work together.

My thoughts are similar, but I say it this way.  If I lift you up, I lift myself up.  Seems kind of selfish, but it works for me.  So, I feel blessed to come to Washington, DC each year, spread the stories about our fallen veterans, meet exceptional people, and walk away with a heart so filled it carries me to the next Memorial Day weekend.

A special thanks to Garrett and his sons Vincent and Aiden for paying forward Ross' good deed.  Thank you Amanda for sharing them with us.  Garrett, you are an exceptional person.  The pathway of life is not straight or easy, but it's how you learn, grow, and help others.  You know this to be true and my heart smiles thinking about your journey.

You have to reach for the stars to get to the tops of the trees!  The view is awesome!

Galynn Wilkins
Village to Village Foundation

 "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Italian architect, painter, & sculptor (1475 - 1564)

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