It’s Veteran’s Day 2016. Each year, Liberty Learning Foundation is privileged to take part in celebrations that show gratitude for the heroism of our Veterans. This year, it was the Veterans Dinner in Huntsville, AL. The room swelled with men and women who fought for our freedoms as they were presented distinguished medals and awards from equally distinguished military personnel.

Every year we attend. Every year we cry. And we extend as much gratitude as humanly possible to these heroes who risked life and limb to keep us safe.

Last night, we were asked to take the stage and share our story with the audience. We were even invited to show a video of the work we are doing in schools. We chose to highlight a project we did with Lockheed Martin. It was a simple act of little hands folding little flags for veterans. But the results are anything but small.

(watch the video presentation below)

Through these collaborations with sponsors, and throughout the 10-week Super Citizen Program, we are humbled to see that our next generation is learning to have respect for them – veterans, police, active military, teachers, leaders and their neighbor. And those little hands will soon guide the reins on our future.

So, on this stage, our founder, Patti Yancey, took the moment to choke back tears and tell about the big impact our little organization is having on students. More importantly, she pledged to the 500+ guests that we are committed to making sure that students understand that “freedom is not free,” and that the freedoms they fought for are “never, ever a thing of the past.”

Please thank a veteran. Teach a child why they should do the same. See Related: “Huntsville Signs & Salutes our Veterans” video >

(see Patti Yancey’s pledge video below)

We, of course, were just one of the night’s sponsors and presenters. The following organizations sponsored the events and we were so pleased to meet with like-minded people who understand that we must teach civics, character and our Great American Story despite school time and budget constraints.


  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation


  • Association of the United States Army, Redstone Chapter
  • The Boeing Company
  • The City of Huntsville
  • The City of Madison


  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union
  • SAIC
  • Van Valkenburgh & Wilkinson REALTORS
  • WAFF 48
  • WaveLink Incorporated


  • BD Consulting, LLC
  • COLSA Corporation
  • Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)
  • DynCorp International
  • Johnson Controls
  • L-3 Communications
  • SCI Technology, Inc.
  • SEI DBA Scruggs Lawn Service
  • Tennessee Valley Chapter of AAAA
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1067


  • Blue Notes 5
  • Currie Systems
  • First Patriot Support Group
  • John Melone
  • Liberty Learning Foundation
  • Redstone Rocket
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Von Braun Center
  • Warrant Officers Association
  • Woody Anderson Ford