Travis Manion Foundation
The Travis Manion Foundation works to unite communities in positive character, service and leadership. 1st Lt. Travis Manion served in the Marine Corps and was a Naval Academy graduate. In April 2007, Travis gave his life to save his fellow Marines. The foundation honors him and all fallen heroes every day by continuing Travis' motto of "If Not Me, Then Who." Through our Character Does Matter program, TMF creates opportunities to inspire young adults in strengthening character and leadership skills by sharing stories of positive role models and encouraging them to live the "If Not Me, Then Who" ethos. Throughout the year, TMF also leads community engagement initiatives including Operation Legacy service projects in neighborhoods across the country as well as the annual 9/11 Heroes Run, a 5k run to honor those we lost on September 11th and recognize our service members and first responders called to action after that day.
Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund
The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing support to the families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have died as a result of active duty service post 9/11/2001.
Formally launched on Memorial Day, 2009, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund was created to help families of fallen service members.
Westborough Veteran's Advisory Board
The WVAB advocates for veterans of all wars and conflicts to ensure every veteran in Westborough is treated with dignity and respect, promotes information about benefits and policies as they pertain to Westborough veterans, raises awareness about veterans throughout our community, and renders assistance to the District Director of Veterans’ Services upon request. For town celebratory activities like (but not limited to) Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day, the WVAB takes the lead in planning and execution.
The Westborough Veterans’ Advisory Board (WVAB) seeks to make our community a remarkable place for a veteran to call “home.”