Feb. 27, 2014
Veterans Society Dinner, Cocoa Beach, FL. Jeanne is asked to give a speech at this event where a Missing Man table is placed. She gives an interpretive reading of Todd's funeral at ANC. Among The Hills of Valor
Sept. 11, 2014
On the 13th Anniversary of 9/11, Laurie Lauchak, whose husband was killed at the Pentagon when terroists crashed an American Airlines flight into the building in 2001, visits Todd's marker at ANC. She leaves a program commemorating 9/11 which was the day Todd decided as a senior in high school that he would serve in the military. Laurie remains a good friend of the family.
Sept. 28, 2014
Emma and her husband, Alex meet Gov. Eddie Calvo at a Gold Star Event on Guam, where Alex, a Navy diver is stationed. Emma presents Todd's coin to the Governor. In addition, Kiley presents a coin to the Naval Commander. Both are deeply moved.
Oct. 17, 2014
Todd's, sister-in-law, Elizabeth, a W&M graduate of 1995, represents the entire family at the college's 2014 Scholarship Award ceremony and luncheon. She sits next to Prof. John McGlennon, but the 2014 winner, Logan Ferrell, an ROTC student who studied in Russia was involved in an out of state debate meet and consequently was unable to attend.
Nov. 8, 2014
The Sir Christoper Wren Building on the campus of William & Mary is the oldest standing college building in the U.S. Today it continues to be used for special ceremonies and classrooms. It's walls are filled with marble plaques depicting the college's history, as well as those citizen soldiers of the college. On this day, the College dedicates a 21st Century marble plaque to honor those graduates who have fallen in service to our country since 9/11. This Hall is a sacred visiting point at the college for perspective students as well as Williamsburg Tours. The parents of Ryan McGlothlin, a Marine 1st LT killed in Iraq in 2005 joined Todd's parents, Donn and Jeanne and his brother, Glenn, for the ceremony. Ryan and Todd are so far the only W&M graduates killed in the line of duty since 9/11. Following the Ceremony, a reception takes place in the Great Hall where the parents are given a souvenir size marble plaque. The plaque reads "The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example" -Benjamin Disraeli Pres. Reveley's Remarks Donn's Remarks
Veterans Day, 2014
The Brevard Veterans Council officially dedicates what may be the first Monument to the men and women who have served in Afghanistan other than on military installations. The marker was designed by Todd's mother, Jeanne and honors not only the fallen; but all of the 1.2 million Americans who have served in Afghanistan since Oct., 2011. With an attendance of 300, Jeanne, Todd's father, Donn and brother, Glenn speak at the event. The Rev. Scott Holcombe of St. David's by the Sea Episcopal Church offers the formal dedication. Donn's Speech Dedication
Emma and Kiley travel from Guam to Ft. Worth, TX to attend Snowball Express, an event meant to provide hope and new memories for the children of military heroes who have fallen while in active duty since 9/11. It is a joyous time and they plan to make it an annual event.
Dec. 6, 2014
Todd's dog, Tundra, has completed 14 months of training with Guardian Angels. She is now a certified medical service dog. At a moving ceremony in Williston Fl, The Passing of the Leash, Jeanne passes Tundra's leash to wounded Marine Veteran, Jeremy Ruffner, who served in Iraq at the same time Todd served with the Army National Guard in Mosul, Iraq. Now, Tundra returns to the military as Jeremy's service dog and again proves herself. Good job, Tundra.