CELEBRATING FALLEN PATRIOTS DAY
May 1, 2016
Officially proclaimed by mayors and governors throughout the nation, May 13th is recognized as Fallen Patriots Day. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided more than $12.3 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. This special day honors the bravery of surviving children.
The inspiration for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation began in 1989, a few days before Christmas, when Sergeant William Delaney Gibbs of the 7th Infantry Division was killed in action during Operation Just Cause in Panama. Sgt. Gibbs left behind a young wife and an unborn daughter. Sgt. Gibbs's heroic sacrifice inspired David Kim, a soldier who served with him, to establish Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation to provide a way to help Sgt. Gibbs' daughter and thousands of children like her.
In 2002, David Kim and his wife, Cynthia, officially founded Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation in Greenwich, CT. The Kims are very involved and focus on the monumental growth of the organization thanks to the generous support from loyal donors.
Fallen Patriots continues to support the children of military men and women who have selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice, their life. Nearly 20,000 children have lost an active duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. By providing support for surviving children, Fallen Patriots and its supporters are making an instrumental investment in the future of America.