Son of Fallen Patriot Shares his Deployment Story

U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Lonnie J. Parson died in 2005 when an IED hit his vehicle while on tour in Iraq.  His son Lance was 16 years old at the time and says “my father’s sacrifice has meant more to me with each passing year that I mature.  He laid down his life for his beliefs and his family.”

Citi e for Education Enables Progress for Fallen Patriots Scholars

We are pleased to announce that Citi FXLM and Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation will host the first ever Citi e for education Career Symposium on  October 18, 2018.   Children of Fallen Patriots’ Scholars will be attending from around the country, and we hope you can join us. 

Student Spotlight: Isabella

Isabella plans to pursue a doctoral degree to become a museum curator or historical consultant for the entertainment industry. With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, she is studying classics and international studies with a minor in theatre at Virginia Wesleyan University.

How to Find and Land The Perfect Internship in College

The key to finding the right opportunity is to follow your passions and use them to build valuable skills for your career.  Here are a few tips on how to find and land the perfect internship in college. 

Remember The Fallen: A Blog by Ryan Wood

My father died over thirteen years ago, when I was six years old, but I still remember him clearly. He was a very caring father, and loved to spend time with my brother and me.

Healthy Habits for College Life

As students settle into their new lives on college campus, it is important to make healthy habits a priority to stay mentally and physically sharp.  Too often, other responsibilities take precedence in our daily lives which may ultimately lead to an unhealthy future.  Here are a few simple healthy habits to begin now:

Remember the Fallen: A Poem by Daniel Bertolino

Daniel was 11 years old when his father U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Stephen Bertolino was killed in the line of duty.  He’s grown up now, and plans to teach his future children about the sacrifice their grandfather made.  “I’ll never forget the lessons you taught me: manners, respect, hard work, and being all I can be.”

Purple Heart Day Legacy

Purple Heart Day honors the legacy of those who were wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. military.  August 7 is an observance to commemorate the near 2 million Purple Heart medal recipients. 

Make the Most of your Syllabus

Syllabus week: A term that incoming, college students will soon become very familiar with. The first few classes of each semester are dedicated to professors explaining coursework and expectations. Students who pay close attention and utilize their syllabus as a planning tool are more likely to succeed than students who don’t.

Preparing For College The Summer Before

The best way to embrace the changes that come with exiting high school and entering college is to be prepared.  Maximize the summer months before college by taking steps to get ahead. 

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Provides Family Support

The Joyce Family’s world was turned upside down when Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Joyce died.  He was described as a ‘soldier of integrity’ and touched many lives during his 37 years of service.  His wife, Paulette, was looking forward to living out their shared dreams in retirement.  Instead, she faced the difficult task of ensuring the college dreams for their children, Megan and Sean, would still come true.

Tips for Parents of New College Students

For Paula Boyer-McNulty and other Gold Star wives, sending a child off to college is an exciting, albeit nerve-wracking time for both the parent and student.  It’s important to establish a line of communication before the big move takes place.  We have created a list of some shared challenges and advice to help in the transition as your child goes off to college

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

May 13 is Children of Fallen Patriots Day, a day to honor the children left behind by the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.  For 2018, this date has been recognized by select cities and states in the United States, as well as Chase’s 2018 Calendar of Events.  Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) needs help from residents in 22 states to request an official proclamation from governors to declare May 13 as Children of Fallen Patriots Day.

Fallen Patriots Celebrates Women's History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates the work of women who have come before us.  Originally starting as a grassroots campaign in schools to address the need for historical female figures to be incorporated into the curriculum, it became a National Observance 10 years later.  Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate and bring to light stories of powerful women like Lieutenant Colonel Jeanne Elise Hutchison in hopes of inspiring young women.

How to Make It Through the Busy Days of College

College is stressful!  Between group projects and essays, it can feel like you must be a marathon runner just to keep up.  That’s why we want to provide you with these tips and tricks that will help you conquer your day like a pro.

Student Spotlight: Sheridan Skurupey

Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Gregory Skurupey died in a plane crash leaving behind his wife and two children.  For his daughter, Sheridan, the biggest challenge has been growing up without her dad.