As sound-bite politicians and Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”) administrators (past and present) slug it out over the future direction of the VA, Maj. Ben Richards has put together a comprehensive 8-week program to treat 10 fellow Veteran warriors who suffer from PTSD and TBI.Continue Reading →
I would like to thank Rachel Maddow not only for honoring my late husband Colonel David Hackworth, on October 17, but also for honoring all fallen soldiers past and present as well as their families.
As I watched the opening segment of Tuesday’s The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, I was so deeply touched I had chills, then tears in ...Continue Reading →
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with SFTT Chairperson, Eilhys England Hackworth the wife, partner, co-author, and muse of Stand For the Troops (“SFTT”) founder, the late Colonel David H. Hackworth—America’s most valor-decorated soldier—from the late 1980s until his death. Since the passing of this great American hero in May 2005, Ms. England Hackworth has kept her deathbed promise to her husband to continue SFTT’s mission to protect America’s frontline troops.
The purpose of the meeting was to hear from SFTT’s ...Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday Hack!
Today we honor of all Veterans who put their lives on hold to serve their country – the sacrifices made on behalf of our freedoms are immeasurable.
Thank you for your service!
A slight kerfuffle erupted yesterday on the wires when McClatchy Newspapers reported that the Administration was getting wobbly on the plan to ...Continue Reading →
Hack has said that his favorite book was “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. It is one of my own as well. There was an other famous writer of that time named Lao Tzu. I am certain that Hack knew him as well.
Lao Tzu was the founder of Taoism. When he became old and infirm, he refused to write his “testiment”. So that others could not pervert his legacy, and use it to their benefit. Alas, before he left ...Continue Reading →
On May 22nd, Eilhys England Hackworth, the widow of Col. David Hackworth celebrated his legacy with a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Found below is a video of the wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown.
As we approach Memorial Day, we give thanks to the many who have sacrificed their lives to keep this country free.Continue Reading →
SFTT Chair Eilhys England Hackworth Announces 5th Anniversary Celebration
Colonel David “Hack” Hackworth, my dear late husband, died in my arms five years ago this month. As of May 1st, to celebrate Hack’s unique life and legacy, Soldiers For The Truth is launching a year-long 5th Anniversary Celebration to honor his lifelong dedication to America’s frontline troops.Continue Reading →
Colonel David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, Retired)
Graveside Memorial and Wreath Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery
May 22, 2010
May 4th marked the fifth anniversary of the passing of Colonel David “Hack” Hackworth. His legacy will be honored at a gravesite memorial, 2:00 p.m., May 22, 2010. Following the gravesite memorial at 3:15 p.m., family and members of the Soldiers For The Truth Foundation will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the fallen.
This ...Continue Reading →
My valiant, wonderful husband, Colonel David (Hack) Hackworth, one of America’s greatest heroes and most valor-decorated soldiers, died in my arms two years ago this past May (Editor’s note: This was written by Col. Hackworth’s wife three years ago on the second anniversary of his death). During the last weeks we shared, he thought not a wit about himself; and his love for me burned so brightly I still feel surrounded by that awesome warmth. But he worried too about ...Continue Reading →