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.
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Program Highlights

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.


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Did you Know?

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WWII veterans pass away each day. Fewer than 558,000 are still with us.

Who will share their stories?
I Will
Our Impact

By The Numbers

943veterans & their guardians have participated in our Soaring Valor experiences
142high school students have accompanied our veterans

Our Impact

The Stories

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 Claus Son of WWII veteran and Soaring Valor attendee