DelVal and the Travis Manion Foundation to host forum on understanding returning veterans

Mar 11, 2013

Delaware Valley College and the Travis Manion Foundation will host a forum focusing on families of veterans, Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Moumgis Auditorium (located in the Student Center).

“Understanding Your Returning Veteran” will assist families and loved ones of returning veterans through interactive discussions about personal experiences and professional support. Speakers will share stories and provide examples of what a family (or individual) goes through upon the veteran returning home.

Speakers include:

• Mother and son, Kelly and Josh: After multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Josh suggested the ideas behind this program
• Husband and wife, Jason and Jennifer: Married for five years, the couple will discuss the challenges and experiences after multiple deployments
• Jeffrey Hoerger, LPC:  The forum moderator is a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.

The event is free to attend. Registration is not required, but preferred at

The Travis Manion Foundation was formed in 2007 after 1st LT Travis L. Manion, USMC, was killed by enemy sniper fire in Iraq while rescuing fellow Marines. Shortly before his second deployment, when asked why he had to go back, he replied simply and boldly, “If Not Me, Then Who…”

Through grass roots enthusiasm and support the Travis Manion Foundation has built a national reputation for using innovative programs that transform communities through service and how we honor those who serve. Selfless service is the heartbeat of the Foundation.

The Foundation characterizes its programs and impact as the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement. The movement serves as a catalyst for activating service based on the example of those who have sacrificed for us – “We Honor the Fallen by Challenging the Living.”