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Getting to the real meaning of Memorial Day

Blog by Kristine Schellhaas | May 22, 2014 | Link to Post

It’s May – Military Appreciation Month – and Memorial Day is upon us. There’s no doubt in my mind that these two events coincide in the same month because of the continued sacrifices made by our service members and the families of our service members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Semper Fi Fund Caregiver’s Retreat

Ramblings of a Marine Wife | May 20, 2015 | By Kara | Link to Story

This past weekend, I attended a retreat for caregivers of wounded warriors, organized by the Semper Fi Fund and the America’s Fund. I honestly didn’t feel like I was entitled to go, but the husband’s case manager insisted I should. The weekend was all about relaxing our minds and bodies. There was about 33 of us, mostly wives, but a few moms as well. I had a previously met a few girls, but overall, I really didn’t know anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hugh Hewitt Memorial Day Show 2015

Dear Semper Fi Fund Family and Friends,

Monday is Memorial Day, a time when we come together as a country to remember the men and women of the armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of us all.

It’s a day on which our nation experiences a great many emotions. We cry for those we have lost, and we make it a point to spend some time with those we love and to appreciate our military. We think about those who currently serve around the world, and we ache to help those who have been so deeply wounded as part of their service. Read the rest of this entry »

Rebecca Fletcher of Deale, Maryland, and fellow Marines ride Friday during the Semper Fi Fund and Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program clinic at the Canton Multipurpose and Equine Center in Madison County. The horsemanship program and inaugural Dixie Challenge continues through Sunday.
(Photo: Photos by Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger)

Wounded veterans back in the saddle

The Clarion-Ledger | Jacob Threadgill | April 24, 2015, 9:34 p.m. CDT | Link to Article

Canton, MS - There was always one soothing thought commanding officer John Mayer would share with his machine gunner Carlos Rochel during the difficult times of two tours of duty in Iraq, "nothing is better for the inside of a person than the outside of a horse."

Rochel is one of 16 veterans, 14 of which are Marines, in Canton through the weekend competing in the inaugural Dixie Challenge through the Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, which is sponsored by the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forever changed by bombings, couple remains “Boston Strong”

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley | Don Dahler | APRIL 15, 2015, 8:26 PM | Link to Article and Video

BOSTON -- On April 15, 2013, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes had been married seven months when they stopped to watch the Boston Marathon. Their lives were changed forever by the homemade bombs that exploded at the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, a world-class handcyclist who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will take part in a 180-mile fundraising ride for multiple sclerosis research April 18-19.
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Vets ride to raise awareness, but not for themselves

Marine Corps Times | By Leo Shane III, Staff writer | 11:02 a.m. EDT April 10, 2015 | Link to Article

Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will use a handcycle to travel the 180 miles from Houston to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness for his cause. Another 14 injured veterans will join, too, in the hopes of more public attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund take part in the BPMS150

The Semper Fi Fund is proud to partner with BP America to send 15 Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund athletes to ride alongside Team BP in the BP MS 150, April 18-19, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Battle Brothers Reunited by The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation at the 2015 Celebrity Fight Night

On November 26, 2010, United States Marines Sergeant Gabriel Martinez and Corporal Justin Gaertner saw their lives irrevocably altered in a split-second, a moment that would forge a life-long bond. Today, for the first time in four years, the friends had a chance to reunite, thanks to The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and Celebrity Fight Night. Here is their story. Read the rest of this entry »

A donation of $1 million was made to the Semper Fi Fund to match the 2014 LPGA winnings of pro golfer Cristie Kerr. Photo courtesy of the Semper Fi Fund

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Matches Cristie Kerr’s LPGA Winnings with Almost One Million Dollar Donation!

PHOENIX, AZ (March 19, 2015) – Last week, the Semper FI Fund received a very special gift from our dear friends and supporters, Bob and Renee Parsons: a check for nearly one million dollars, matching the 2014 LPGA Tour winnings of champion golfer Cristie Kerr! Read the rest of this entry »

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6th Annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Golf Tournament Rallies Support for Injured Veterans, Unites Generations of Military Families

This month, the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club hosts the 6th Annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament, a fundraising event that’s raised over half a million dollars and counting for wounded, critically ill and injured veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Staff Sergeant Mark Zambon: “I am fiercely proud of my sacrifice.”

I had my digging knife with me,” says Staff Sgt Mark Zambon, recalling July 5, 2012, the day he reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “I got to the top of the mountain, found an isolated spot on the rim of the volcano crater and dug a hole. The last time the knife hit dirt before that was Afghanistan soil.Read the rest of this entry »

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