Student Spotlight: Aaron Booker

“Fallen Patriots has honestly been a blessing because they make you feel like your loss is not forgotten.  Every time I get an e-mail from them, it reminds me of my father and honestly feels like him blessing me even in death.” 

Student Spotlight: Morgan Belser

“My Dad would be proud of me for making it this far in my academic career.  Fallen Patriots has given me opportunities I did not even know I had!”

Student Spotlight: Taylor Lee

“Fallen Patriots helped me get through college. My mom is a single parent and she has done everything on her own. If Fallen Patriots was not there to assist us, I probably would not have gone to college.”

Educational Spotlight: How to Network in College

The possibilities are endless for individuals who understand the power of networking.   We are proud to help our scholarship recipients make the most of the college experience by taking advantage of career development opportunities.

Student Spotlight: Connor McCracken

Connor plans to start his own company to provide drone services to local emergency response organizations, engineering companies and realtors. 

Donate to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor and recognize the sacrifices made by those who have died to protect our freedom.  It is crucial to always remember these brave heroes by taking care of the approximate 20,000 children who have been left behind over the last 35 years. 

Student Spotlight: Madison Swisher

With the help of Fallen Patriots, Madison is studying psychology and anthropology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her goal is to become a psychologist who helps diagnose developmentally disabled children. 

Meet the Inaugural New York City Gala Emcees

We are so excited to introduce the event emcees of our Inaugural Fallen Patriots New York City Gala - John Elliott, CBS News Personality, and Colonel (Ret) Jack Jacobs, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient and Fallen Patriots Board Member.

Student Spotlight: Dale Mundell

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots), Dale is studying aviation at Eastern Kentucky University.  He aspires to be an airline pilot for American Airlines so he can be part of Snowball Express, a program that sends families of fallen soldiers on an all expenses paid vacation.

Wife of Fallen Soldier Shares Gold Star Story

When SSg Brackeen decided he wanted to re-enlist in the National Guard at age 49, Winona knew she needed to be able to support her family incase anything happened to him.  She enrolled in nursing school and has inspired her daughter Rachel to follow in her footsteps. 

Student Spotlight: Rachel Brackeen

Rachel Brackeen is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant Clifford Brackeen. “He absolutely loved every minute of being able to serve his country and fight for our freedom,” she explained.

Student Spotlight: Mariana Bandhold

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Mariana graduated debt free from AMDA with a BFA degree in performing arts. “Thanks to Fallen Patriots, my father’s dream of me going to college was turned into a reality,” she said.

Student Spotlight: Daniel Bertolino

Daniel was 12 years old when his father died overseas. “When I lost my father, I gained a new family through Fallen Patriots, and what a blessing they have been to me through tough times," Daniel said.

Student Spotlight: Sarah Moehling

Sarah Moehling is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, Timothy Moehling. When Sarah was just three years old her father died in a training accident while deployed.

Meet Your New York City Gala Co-Chairs!

We are so excited to introduce the co-chairs of our Inaugural Fallen Patriots New York City Gala - our board members, Nancy Armstrong, Holly Petraeus and Rob Sweeney and their spouses! We are so grateful for their many years of work in support of military families and we hope you will join us to celebrate the success of the scholars we serve.

Educational Spotlight: How to Begin Your Career

Transitioning from college into full-time employment can leave you feeling lost. For many college seniors and recent graduates, securing that first job is a daunting process. Here are a few simple strategies to get your career off to a great start.

Student Spotlight: Kylie Owen Willis

Kylie Owen Willis is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kirk Owen.  She was fifteen years old when he died while deployed in Afghanistan.