• Scholarships are available for nearly every teacher accepted into the programs 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-site meals, admissions, instruction, tour transportation, airport shuttle (if applicable) and one graduate credit (see Accreditation).
  • 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.



  • Each program includes one graduate credit hour, which is granted by La Salle University in Pennsylvania. Enrolled students who wish to earn another two credits (3 total credits) must pay $150 for each additional credit at the beginning of the program.

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:

War on Terror


June 23 – 28, 2019

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

As World War II and the Vietnam War defined their eras, the War on Terror has defined ours. While the war is typically considered to have begun on Sept. 11, 2001, its historical roots extend back to the 1980s and U.S. involvement in the Middle East. Participants will examine the history of events that led up to 9/11, engage the various themes that comprise the history of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and interact with both acclaimed scholars and veterans, including a Medal of Honor Recipient, providing a scholarly understanding of the world today.

Program features include:

  • Events surrounding the War on Terror and the rise of radical Islam
  • 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
  • The role of the American military in supporting democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Meet Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, US Army (pictured below) who will share his experiences from Afghanistan.
  • Previous speakers have included Colin Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia; Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Columbia University’s assistant professor of International and Public Affairs; Eric Davis, Rutgers University Political Science professor; and Muhamed H. Almaliky, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
  • 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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