The World War II Foundation is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations committed to educating future generations about the personal stories of the WWII generation.
The World War II Foundation accomplishes this mission through the production of award-winning documentary films which are donated to American Public Television for airing on PBS affiliates and networks around the United States and globally. To date, the foundation has produced 17 documentary films, which rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by PBS stations.
The World War II Foundation has won 5 Emmy Awards for its work, as well as 2 Indie International Film-Fest Awards and a National Programming Excellence Award from American Public Television.
On June 6, 2012 the WWII Foundation also dedicated the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France, recognizing American leadership by junior officers on D-Day. The World War II Foundation raised all the funds for the 13' high statue and its pedestal.