On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Lone Survivor Foundation hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for its inaugural retreat facility on Crystal Beach, TX. BRINT Construction, a family owned homebuilder dedicated to the Bolivar Peninsula, envisioned and designed two separate two-story buildings – a Main House in the shape of the Pentagon and a Conference Center in the shape of the Navy Cross signifying their motto of “God and Country”.
LSF Founder, Marcus Luttrell, began the ceremony with a few heartfelt stories from his experiences during the Lone Survivor book and movie tour, sharing moments on set with actors Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster. LSF Executive Director and U.S. Navy veteran, Terry Jung, shared stories about relatives who had fought and died while serving their country. Guests witnessed and toasted the first steps toward building the unique facility while LSF founder and supporters used golden shovels and a backhoe to break ground. Luttrell concluded by saying, “It’s going to be a very special place. Thanks to everyone who took part in making it a reality.”
As the first of its kind to offer healing retreats for both combat veterans and their family members, the entire facility will be 5,089 square feet of living space and have the ability to comfortably sleep 32 people. LSF is dedicated to providing unique educational, health, recovery, and wellness opportunities for the wounded U.S. Armed Forces members and their families. For more information on general sponsorship and naming opportunities including listing on the “Wall of Fame” are available, visit www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org/crystalbeach.