Gold Star Family Spotlight

Gold Star mom, Debbie Lee, signing the kayak for the Swim for the Sacrifice challenge

Photos of Debbie and her son, Marc Allen Lee

Debbie Lee

Mother of Navy Seal Marc Allen Lee

“Legacies Alive understands the sacrifices made by our loved ones and their mission to honor and remember our fallen deeply touches my heart. They have gone above and beyond to honor and never forget our warriors. They are here for us anytime we need them. It has been a blessing to partner with them to continue to let our Gold Star families know that they are not alone.”

Debbie is founder and president of America’s Mighty Warriors. America’s Mighty Warriors mission is to honor the sacrifices of our troops and the fallen and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency, and recovery for warriors and their families. The organization works to inspire, encourage, and motivate those whose lives have been touched by war and loss. America’s Mighty Warriors programs include Gold Star respite, troop advocacy, healing treatments, and random acts of kindness. 

Debbie’s son, Marc, was the first Navy SEAL to lose his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

How did you get connected with Legacies Alive?
I reached out to Mike Viti when he was walking across the US. I wasn’t in Phoenix when he went through but knowing that one of the other Legacies Alive team members, DJ Faldowski, was a SEAL who knew Marc it was an instant connection. Their vision is very similar to our Gold Star program so it was a natural partnership. They are “my boys” and we are both there for each other at a moment’s notice.

How has Legacies Alive helped you or your family?
Legacies Alive helped sponsor one of the retreats we were doing for Gold Star families.

What has been your favorite time or event with Legacies Alive?
Every time that I am blessed to be with them.

What new and significant relationships have you built through Legacies Alive?
I have been blessed to meet several other Gold Star families through Legacies Alive.

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