Pearl Harbor survivor Don Long receives an American flag during remembrance ceremonies in Hawaii on the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 2019.

In the foreground of this photo is former NFL linebacker and philanthropist Donnie Edwards. Edwards’ organization, Best Defense Foundation, works to honor WWII veterans by returning them to the battlefields on which they fought. Edwards, who started the organization after his retirement from professional football, was inspired by his grandfather who fought in WWII.

To learn more about Edwards’ work with veterans and the Best Defense Foundation, tune in to our SOFREP Radio podcast with Donnie Edwards.

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