Team Jesse at the Inaugural "If Not Me Then Who..." Gala
CHARACTER. In the 2011/12 school year, over 14,000 young men and women were inspired to carry on the legacies of more than 35 Fallen Heroes through completing the "If Not Me, Then Who..." Service Challenge. Scholarships were awarded to students who stood out as emerging leaders. The top three recipients were recognized at the Gala. Together they volunteered over 250 hours in honor of three Fallen Heroes.
Brian Stann (center), Hire Heroes USA, receives the "If Not Me, Then Who..." Award. He is pictured with Tom Manion (left), Director, Travis Manion Foundation and General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. Brian's inspirational message to the Gala attendees was simple, yet poignant: 1) create opportunities, 2) don't be afraid to fail and 3) act not talk.