Reston, VA – Officially proclaimed by mayors and governors throughout the nation, May 13th is recognized as Children of Fallen Patriots Day. This patriotic day is a special time to pause and remember the sacrifice of our fallen patriots as well the children they have left behind. The loss of life and its effect on families throughout the country inspired the creation of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots).
Mayors and governors across the country, including New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, New Mexico, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Florida, Massachusetts and military-friendly Jacksonville, Washington DC, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas, Austin and Birmingham, officially proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day.
Over 97% of those killed in action are men, often leaving behind a family who suffer through the ultimate sacrifice. 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 ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The United States of America’s long-standing support for the children of our fallen patriots will help expand awareness about the immense need to ensure a future education for surviving military children. Fallen Patriots hopes to locate the 20,000 surviving military children who still could use their help on Children of Fallen Patriots Day.
Surviving military scholars’ stories, and how they came to work with Fallen Patriots, may begin with tragedy, but each one of their scholars is a shining example of how the support of honoring legacy results in inspiring success. Scholars have attended and graduated from schools all over the country with the financial help of Fallen Patriots, view map here.
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.
About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. 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 from all across America will need future assistance. Help today by visiting fallenpatriots.org.