Providence Veterans Journal

Gov. Gina Raimondo would like all Rhode Islanders to pause and remember the sacrifice of our fallen military patriots and the children they have left behind on May 13, Children of Fallen Patriots Day. More than 97 percent of those killed in action are men, often leaving behind a family that suffers through the tragic aftermath. This special day extends support to ensure an education for military children.

The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships to military children who have lost a parent in active military service, including combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide and other duty-related deaths as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nationwide, since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided more than $15 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. Nearly 20,000 children across America still need assistance. Learn how you can help at