In the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001, Pat Tillman selflessly put his successful NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Pat’s family and friends created the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2004, following his death while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan.
The demonstrated need for academic resources and support for of our Armed Forces proved to be so great that in 2009 the Foundations’ Board of Directors, led by Pat’s wife, Marie Tillman, decided to commit the organization fully to a major national initiative to enable our veterans and their families to fulfill their academic dreams and become the next “Greatest Generation.”
The story of Pat’s life and legacy continues to inspire the country and has the power to shine a light on the experiences of all of those who serve. By weaving together the story of Pat Tillman with those selected to carry on his legacy through the Tillman Military Scholars program, we tell the story of the power, potential and devotion of every vet and military family member.
To accomplish this mission of celebrating Pat’s legacy and sharing the experiences of our military families, Pat Tillman Foundation will host two days of events in Washington, D.C. June 8 – 9, 2010. The inaugural “Pat Tillman Legacy Summit” schedule will include a day on Capitol Hill for the Tillman Military Scholars, service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a VIP reception at the Eastern Market.
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