May 1, 2016

During Military Appreciation Month, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is reminded of the honor and privilege it is to be an influential part of scholars’ journeys. This awareness month, celebrates our graduating seniors while also honoring the fallen and their surviving spouses. Leading up to Memorial Day, Fallen Patriots honors the inner strength the entire military family: the soldier, spouse and scholar.

Despite tremendous loss, graduating scholars have achieved an instrumental step to fulfilling their dreams. Fallen Patriots celebrates their achievements, as well as the generous donors who have helped the foundation make surviving scholars’ dreams possible.

“Because of my dad’s sacrifice, he changed lives,” explained graduating scholar, Paige Garber. “It is because of the impact that he made in the lives of others that his sacrifice will always inspire me to serve and love others unconditionally, just like he did.”

Paige is graduating with a Bachelor’s in Communications from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her father’s sacrifice doesn’t just represent a future for her, but for everyone.

Scholars are led and inspired, often, by their surviving moms. Over 97% of those killed in action are men, leaving mothers, who earn on average less than $50,000 per year, with the financial responsibilities of raising a family. Surviving moms endure many struggles, but also find comfort in knowing there are organizations like Fallen Patriots who want to help.

By providing support for surviving children and their moms, Fallen Patriots is making an instrumental investment in the future of America. Leading up to Memorial Day, is an important time for our entire nation to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that so many soldiers and their families have made.