Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Shares Stories from Families of Fallen Soldiers During 11 Days Of Remembrance Campaign
From: Palm Beach Happenings
For the days leading up to Veterans Day, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is featuring a different military family each day who has shared with Fallen Patriots their compassionate and heart-felt family activities around Veterans Day as they reflect on memories with their lost loved ones. 11 Days of Remembrance honors not only the fallen soldier, but also the family who has been left behind. The children of these families are enrolled in Fallen Patriots’ program which will help bridge the gap in funding a college education.
Fallen Patriots is using its website blog to post the stories and social media as a way to create awareness about veterans’ willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The campaign, utilizing the hashtag #11DaysofRemembrance, shares with the world how gold star military families cope during military-related holidays.
Remembrance allows time to reflect and be thankful for the sacrifices of past, present and future veterans, and it is at the forefront of our national consciousness, with sacrifices continuing to be made every day as we lose brave soldiers. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s mission is to honor lost loved ones and continue to provide support to their families, by granting college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since 2002, they have provided $9.9 million in college scholarships.
According to a study by the Lucas Group, Nearly 20,000 dependents have been left behind by troops killed in the line of military duty over the past 35 years. Many surviving families struggle to make ends meet with sixty percent of surviving spouses making less than $50,000 per year. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation works to find each and every one of these children and with the intent to give them the future they deserve.