Officially proclaimed by mayors and governors throughout the nation, May 13th is recognized as Children of Fallen Patriots Day. This patriotic day is a special time to pause and remember the sacrifice of our fallen patriots as well the children they have left behind. The loss of life and its effect on families throughout the country inspired the creation of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots).
Mayors and governors across the country, including Maine, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Florida, Alabama, Massachusetts and military-friendly Jacksonville, Washington DC, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas, Austin and Birmingham, officially proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day.
Surviving military scholars’ stories, and how they came to work with Fallen Patriots, may begin with tragedy, but each one of our scholars is a shining example of how the support of honoring legacy results in inspiring success. Scholars have attended and graduated from schools all over the country with the financial help of Fallen Patriots, view map here.
Fallen Patriots long-standing support for the children of our fallen patriots will help expand awareness about the immense need to ensure a future education for surviving military children. The success of Fallen Patriots can be told by countless surviving scholars, but the need for financial support continues to grow. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America are still in need of future assistance. Fallen Patriots continues to work to honor those who are no longer with us by giving to those they left behind.