Life’s most heart-breaking moments are often the inspiration for new paths forward. Corey Kowall was the pride and joy of his mother, Kelly. Following his active-duty death, she alchemized her grief to create a respite for veterans and their families. Christie Coombs’ husband died in one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. She created the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation to help families who have suffered loss or tragedy. It has helped her out of the black hole of grief and in the process, created something positive in his name. And, former sports reporter Tim Gray now helps preserve and share the stories of the Greatest Generation, a powerful reminder about the cost of freedom and their bravery.