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First Annual 9/11 Remembrance Trip

One year ago we had a dream to take a group of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members to the 9/11 Memorial for their first time. We made a promise to remember those Service Members killed in Afghanistan at the Kabul Airport by taking those that were there that day to where it all began – Ground Zero at the 9/11 Memorial.

Thanks to Operation Once in a Lifetime, a group of Veterans, Green Berets, Active Army and Marines (several of who were at the Kabul Airport last year) got to visit the 9/11 Memorial for the very first time to honor and remember those that lost their lives 22 years ago, as well as those paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Operation Once in a Lifetime was also honored to team up with the New York Yankees during our first annual “9/11 Remembrance Trip“ who actually played on 9/11.

These US Service Members and Veterans received a private tour of Yankee Stadium prior to the game, got to visit the Yankees Museum in the stadium, got to hold Babe Ruth’s bat that was over 100 years old and were honored on the field with Coach Boone.


Operation Once in a Lifetimes 7th Annual Closure Trip

Operation Once in a Lifetime takes 50 Veterans & Active Duty Military to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day Weekend for our 7th Annual Closure Trip. 


Once in a Lifetime reenlistment ceremony

Operation Once in a Lifetime helped make a special dream come true for a group of soldiers (35 soldiers) reenlisting in the military — one soldier was promoted and all of them happened to be big time Dallas Cowboys fans. We helped coordinate their reenlistment and promotion ceremony at the Star in Frisco, TX (Cowboys headquarters and practice facility) and provided a VIP lunch for those soldiers in the private Dallas Cowboys “Cowboys Club” where they got to meet 3-time Super Bowl Champion, Darren Woodson and viewed the practice fields.

Just in time 

Operation Once in a Lifetime helped make a special dream come and reunion come true by purchasing a flight home for a soldier (CPT Poe, currently deployed in support of NATO) to watch his son compete in his very first adaptive race since losing his leg due to cancer. 

7th Annual Closure Trip

Operation Once in a Lifetime is preparing to take 50 Veterans and Active Duty Military to Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day Weekend to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice on our 7th Annual Closure Trip. This year’s trip will be in honor of 1st Lieutenant John Peter “Junior/ Animal” Skoro Jr., whose family sponsored over half of this year’s attendees!

Want to learn how to help sponsor a Veteran to visit Arlington National Cemetery for the very first time and pay the respects to their fallen brothers and sisters? Please e-mail