Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation embraces every day as an opportunity to show our heartfelt appreciation for those who have served our country. During the month of May, Military Appreciation is honored, as well as the remembrance of lost loved ones on Memorial Day.
The loss of life and its effect on families throughout the country inspired the creation of Fallen Patriots. Over 97% of those killed in action are men, often leaving behind a family who suffer through the ultimate sacrifice. We honor the courage of surviving military children by providing them with college scholarships and emotional counseling.
Nicole Canegata’s life has never been the same since she lost her father in 2007. Her father, David C. Canegata III, died when his Black Hawk Helicopter crashed from enemy fire during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“My dad was the most patriotic and courageous person I knew. He died doing what he loved most, serving his country and fighting for what he believed,” explained Nicole. “He knew the risks and went willingly to Afghanistan and Iraq to ensure our security.”
The success of Fallen Patriots can be told by countless surviving scholars, but the need for financial support continues to grow. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America are still in need of future assistance. Fallen Patriots continues to work to honor those who are no longer with us by giving to those they left behind.