Rumsfeld, Churchill and the Travis Manion Foundation

Churchill Solitaire Screenshot

By engaging veterans & families of the fallen to emphasize the importance of character & service, the Travis Manion Foundation is carrying out work that is indispensable for future generations of America.

One year after the release of Churchill Solitaire, Donald Rumsfeld’s viral mobile app that brought to life the card game played by Sir Winston Churchill himself, the twice former Secretary of Defense announced that all of his profits from the app to date will be part of a $500,000 grant from the Rumsfeld Foundation to the Travis Manion Foundation.

Churchill Solitaire became the fifth most downloaded game in the world the week of its launch on January 16, and has gone onto be one of the most popular and challenging solitaire games on the App Store and GooglePlay with more than a million downloads across all platforms. Through the Rumsfeld Foundation, Rumsfeld is donating all of his profits from the game to nonprofits that support the men and women of the U.S. military and families of the fallen.

“By engaging veterans and the families of the fallen to go out into communities across the United States to emphasize the importance of character and service, the Travis Manion Foundation is carrying out work that is indispensable for future generations of America,” said Donald Rumsfeld. “Through the ‘Character Does Matter’ program, Ryan Manion and the Foundation her family started bearing the name of her fallen brother exemplifies the words First Lieutenant Travis Manion spoke before his last deployment: “If Not Me, Then Who…” Indeed, it is an echo of Churchill himself, who said, ‘Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.’ We are most…

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