Cities Across the Country Honor Children of the Fallen
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) - Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots), is partnering with cities across the country in declaring May 13 as Children of Fallen Patriots Day. The city governments from Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida and Washington D.C. have all made official proclamations recognizing Children of Fallen Patriots Day.
The Foundation hopes this day serves to remind people of the more than 15,000 children who have lost a parent to combat over the last 25 years. The organization provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
“At Fallen Patriots, we feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to those who gave their all,” said David Kim, founder and president of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “We want to give back to their families and ease the burden of wondering how they will pay for a college education.”
Sebastian Almanzar, whose father, Army MSG Rafael Almanzar, was killed while serving our country, expressed his gratitude to the organization. “I would like to thank Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation for all of the help and support. With my father’s death there was a financial and emotional struggle. The foundation has made it easier for me to receive a good education.”
To learn more and support the mission of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, visit fallenpatriots.org.
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Established in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has extended nearly $7 million in grants that have been awarded to more than 400 children attending universities throughout the United States. The foundation's website is located at fallenpatriots.org.