• Programs are tuition-free thanks to generous donations from our sponsors.
  • On-campus scholarships are valued at $1,400 per teacher.
  • Traveling workshop program scholarships are valued at $1,550 per teacher.
  • Travel stipends also are available to eligible teachers.


Program Information:

  • Tuition covers accommodations, on-campus meals, admissions, instruction, tour transportation, airport shuttle (if applicable).
  • Teachers who receive scholarships are expected to make a $150 refundable deposit to hold their registration. Refunds are awarded after the program has been successfully completed.


  • Graduate credit hours (1 or 3) are available at a discounted rate through La Salle University in Pennsylvania. Enrolled students pay $150 for one credit and $450 for three credits. Interested teachers enroll for the credits on the first day of the program. Teachers are NOT required to take the courses for graduate credit.

For more information, contact our Education Department at (610) 933-8825 ext. 230 or

Freedoms Foundation reserves the right to vary program content, accrediting institutions or sites as necessary, or cancel any course with 30 days advance notice.

Medal of Honor Legacy:

Technology and the War on Terror


July 26-31, 2020

Academic Director:
Gary Williams, M.P.A.
Location: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Nearly two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks, the War on Terror still goes on with no end in sight. While the power struggles continue, the way we fight and how we treat our soldiers’ injuries have taken a huge step forward — allowing for technology to guide critical defense decisions and to provide medical advances for those critically injured. This year’s participants will explore the conflict’s historical aspects with an in-depth look at the science and technology that has emerged. This program is designed to engage traditional history teachers, as well as those who specialize in the math, science and technology areas. As part of our Medal of Honor Legacy seminar, teachers will have the opportunity to meet Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry, whose life-changing experience in Afghanistan is just one example of the technological advancements afforded to our military.

Program features include:

  • Historical events leading up to the war
  • STEAM-related advances such as drones, satellites and medical technology
  • Visit to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial in New York City
  • Challenges of maintaining a democratic republic
  • Radicalization of young people in Iraq and understanding Iraqi culture
  • Meet Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, US Army (pictured below) who will share his experiences from Afghanistan.
  • Oral history sessions with veterans, including Q&A
  • Receive resource materials and training for use of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program
  • Five days of scholarly lectures and pedagogical discussions
  • Network with teachers from across the country

Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, US Army (Afghanistan), shown here in the Medal of Honor Grove at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

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