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Veteran Service Organization Brings Operation Legacy: a National Week of Service to Alexandria for Veterans Day Weekend

In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation. (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, VA — The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host over 30 Operation Legacy projects across the country the week of November 10th-19th including a project in Alexandria, scheduled for Friday November 10th. Operation Legacy is the fastest growing movement to unite communities across the nation to create positive change, while honoring the legacies of the heroes who have gone before us.

Operation Legacy brings veterans, families of fallen heroes and TMF supporters together through local service projects. (Courtesy photo)

Operation Legacy projects aim to engage veterans, families of the fallen, and civilians alike, by activating them to lead and serve others in their communities. Americans across the country are invited volunteer with TMF for Operation Legacy, as a way to honor the past and build the future, while exemplifying the strength of America’s national character. By uniting the community for a common cause through service, volunteers live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” mantra of TMF and spearhead a movement of character, leadership, and selfless service.

“Veterans and families of the fallen define what it means to live a life of selfless service” says Amy Looney, the wife of LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney and Vice President of TMF. “In my mind, there is no one better to instill character in the next generation, by serving alongside inspired civilians in their local communities to exemplify the strength of America’s national character.”

The Alexandria Operation Legacy project was organized by Jim O’Farrell, who serves as local volunteer project leader. The local service project will involve volunteers meeting at West Potomac High School, who will complete a beautification project. Those interested in volunteering for this upcoming project can register or learn more information by visiting

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