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West Point schools work with Travis Manion Foundation

West Point High School athletics has joined with retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Stand Wood to work with the Travis Manion Foundation.

Manion, a fallen Marine, and his friend Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, are the subject of the book "Brothers Forever," by Tom Manion.

Travis' mother began the foundation, with a mission to empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. It is the foundation's Character Does Matter program that Wood challenged the athletes and their coaches to embrace and build at West Point High School.

"We look forward to developing a partnership with Stan Wood and our entire community to help support the various needs within our community," said West Point athletic director Drew Layne in a news release. "The Athletic Department believes that service provides valuable educational experiences, helps to develop empathy for others, self-efficacy, and an understanding that one person does have an impact that has the ability to grow exponentially. We hope to begin student-athlete service programs this year and make them a permanent fixture of our athletic programs by the beginning of our fall season next year."

The athletic programs will be developing plans to provide service to the school, community, or others through the seasons.

Travis Manion Foundation

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