Veterans and Gold Star Families

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Admiral Tom Hayward

It is with heavy hearts PeaceTrees mourns the loss of Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, former Chief of Naval Operations, and PeaceTrees supporter and friend. Admiral Hayward passed away on March 3, 2022 at the age of 97. He and his family have been dedicated donors and tireless advocates of PeaceTrees' work for many years, especially in support of our scholarship and kindergarten programs. We are grateful for his leadership, friendship, and commitment to the children of Vietnam. We will miss a dear friend and his warm smile. 

Learn more about the Good Heart Kindergarten—funded by the Hayward Family Foundation

Watch a short video about the life and service of Admiral Tom Hayward, Chief of Naval Operations, 1978 - 1982

Read the Seattle Times obituary from March 13, 2022

Read the obituary in Sea Power Magazine published on March 4, 2022

A collection of photos including two picturing Admiral Tom Hayward, and two of children in Vietnam enjoying the playground at The Good Heart Kindergarten in Xi Nuc Village.

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