The Fort Ticonderoga Association recently awarded Lee and Bob Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation the 2019 Ticonderoga Award for a Continental Vision for their significant work helping wounded service members, veterans and their families thrive long after they return home.
“Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to honor hometown heroes Lee and Bob Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation for their impactful work,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Our mission is to preserve, educate and provoke an active discussion of the past and its importance to present and future generations. We foster an on-going dialogue about subjects, citizens and soldiers through our nation’s military heritage. Connecting the extraordinary work that the Woodruff’s are undertaking to support soldiers and veterans was an obvious connection to Ticonderoga where we explore issues surrounding service. These issues are as hotly debated today as they were during our nation’s founding era.”
“Ticonderoga is one of the most pivotal places in our nation where we fought for democracy,” said Lee Woodruff. “We are honored that The Fort Ticonderoga Association has recognized the Bob Woodruff Foundation as an organization that keeps alive the legacy of caring for American veterans.”
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after Bob Woodruff, a reporter, was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, BWF has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested more than $57 million to Find, Fund and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members and their family members, across the nation.
For more information, visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow them on Twitter at @Stand4Heroes.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Photo: The Fort Ticonderoga Association awarded Lee and Bob Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation the 2019 Ticonderoga Award for a Continental Vision for their significant work helping wounded service members, veterans, and their families. Pictured: Lee and Bob Woodruff of the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President & CEO. Photo credit John Werner.