Halyard Mission Foundation

The goal of the Halyard Mission Foundation is to educate, commemorate and increase awareness of the Halyard Mission, the rescue of over 500 US airmen during WWII, and the role the Serbs played in the success of the mission.

Each year the Foundation holds a commemoration ceremony on Galovica Field, outside the village of Pranjani, Serbia, the site where the rescue mission took place.

Additionally, each year, we seek to complete a project, a deliverable to the community.

We work closely with members of the Pranjani community to determine what projects we will support.

This year we decided to work more closely with the children of the Ivo Andric Middle School. We asked each of the graduating 8th grade students to write an essay about the Halyard Mission. What stories did they hear from their grandparents and great grandparents? What does the story mean to their family? What does the story mean to them?

 We will award each of the participating students an education stipend during the ceremony on Saturday, 22 September 2018. The award ceremony will be held in the Ivo Andric School, where the US Ambassador to Serbia will award each child a certificate and monetary stipend. 

The Halyard Mission Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that relies on the generosity of those who support its mission. We have not raised a lot of money in the past, but plan to change that in the future.

 However, for this project, the school educational stipends, we rely on your support. All the money will go to the monetary awards for the children, and the ceremony honoring their essays.

 Thank you all in advance!!

Donations (42)

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  • Teddy Byfield
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Ted Byfield
    • $300 
    • 4 yrs
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John Cappello
Arlington, VA
Halyard Mission Foundation Inc
Registered nonprofit
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