Orienting the Gyroscope
SEP 13, 2018

Following the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, we are pleased to share a special edition "Service Series” blog post featuring insights from Jim Hake, CEO of Spirit of America, a longtime military charity partner of the Foundation. We hope you enjoy reading about how Jim’s experience on 9/11 transformed into the creation of Spirit of America and its unique mission to support U.S. missions abroad.

AUG 29, 2018

We hope you enjoy this vlog feature filmed at the 2018 CAMCA Regional Forum held over June 21st-June 23rd, 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Featuring the creative and thoughtful design talents of Omaid Sharifi, a CAMCA Network member and President and Co-Founder of ArtLords, attendees participated in painting a joint mural throughout the Forum events.

David Hume Kennerly   /   AUG 09, 2018

A good leader is decisive.  When President Ford died in 2006, The New York Times asked me to write an op-ed about a “favorite” photo that I had taken of President Ford. Instead, I offered them this picture, not necessarily a favorite, but one that accurately captured him in a moment of crisis.

David Hume Kennerly   /   JUL 18, 2018

I know a good leader when I see one, and have photographed hundreds during my 50-plus years of documenting history. Some of them are definitely better than others.

President Gerald R. Ford was not only a good leader, but in my opinion one of the best.  There are many qualities that inhabit a good leader, and President Ford had most of them.

Yernar Zharkeshov   /   JUN 05, 2018

My experience participating in the Rumsfeld Fellowship Program has been a journey of discovery, genuine interest, intellectual curiosity, personal friendships and patriotism. Let me touch upon each one of these facets and how they came together to create such an impactful experience.

Ryan Manion   /   MAY 29, 2018

Memorial Day is a day of great significance to so many in our communities – to active duty military members, veterans and military families across the country and to all those who have been touched by our nation’s service members and benefited from the freedoms they defend. We pay tribute to the meaning of this important day of remembrance with this special edition of our “Service Series” by Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation, whose brother made the ultimate sacrifice now eleven years ago. We are honored to have Ryan contribute today’s piece featuring her insights on the meaning of Memorial Day and how she has shared her brother’s legacy of service to inspire thousands across America.​

JD Crouch II   /   APR 25, 2018

We asked longtime friend of the Foundation, Dr. J.D. Crouch II, who currently serves as President and CEO of the USO, to respond to the following prompts, sharing his insights and advice from a distinguished career in public service. We hope you enjoy this first "Service Series" feature from such an honorable contributor to our nation. 

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