Student Spotlight: Johannah Bordelon

Johannah Bordelon is the daughter of U.S. Army First Sergeant Michael Bordelon.  He lost his life on May 10, 2005 when a roadside bomb detonated during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

What's New at Fallen Patriots in 2019

We believe a college education is the single best gift a child of fallen soldiers could receive.  Our assistance stretches beyond monetary value, we also facilitate professional development opportunities via career symposiums, internships, and job placements.

Student Spotlight: Betsy Ehlers

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Betsy is studying early childhood education at Florida International University.  She says her love of kids and teaching is what inspired her to pursue a career in teaching.

Student Spotlight: Mitchell Voas

U.S. Air Force Major Randell Voas was killed in a plane crash while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. His son Mitchell is now a Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) scholar studying marketing at Northwest Florida State College.

How to Make The Best Study Plan for Finals

When planning is part of a process, execution becomes easier and more effective.  Here are some simple tips to make the best study plan for finals.

Student Spotlight: Izabel Nelson

Izabel Nelson is expected to graduate in 2019. “I am so grateful for all that Fallen Patriots has given me, and with their help I am one step further to graduating from my dream school and favorite place on earth, Virginia Tech.”

What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a time to honor and thank all military personnel who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. Established in the wake of World War I, the original intent of the holiday was to celebrate world peace.

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.