Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of military personnel killed in the line of duty.
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Kristen McHugh-Moore remembers her father through their shared love of Christian music. "Now that he's gone, when I list...
07/03/2018

Kristen McHugh-Moore remembers her father through their shared love of Christian music. "Now that he's gone, when I listen to the songs it helps me remember what he lived for and how much his values of loving God, loving our family, serving other people and serving our country meant to him," Kristen says. "The lyrics inspire me to keep moving forward, trying to be the best person I can possibly be to make him proud." #TransformationTuesday

Kenneth Wilder's dad died in a fatal accident within 20 days of returning from Iraq after serving in the Army National G...
07/02/2018

Kenneth Wilder's dad died in a fatal accident within 20 days of returning from Iraq after serving in the Army National Guard. He's now studying government at College of William and Mary and believes his father would be proud of him for going to college and pursuing internships.

“Fallen Patriots fanned a spark into a blazing flame,” Kenneth explained. “I wouldn't have the ambitions and opportunities before me today without Fallen Patriots.”

He plans to become a businessman and civil rights lawyer when he graduates. He hopes to serve his community and assist with indigent citizens in receiving the justice they need and deserve. #MCM

Stars for Scholars kicks off today! Water parks, family entertainment centers and amusement parks are more than a destin...
07/01/2018

Stars for Scholars kicks off today! Water parks, family entertainment centers and amusement parks are more than a destination for fun this summer. They are joining forces to raise money for Fallen Patriots.

Find a participating location near you: www.starsforscholars.com/locations/

1st Lieutenant Robert Straw lost his life in a helicopter crash while serving in the Marine Corps. Despite having lost h...
06/29/2018

1st Lieutenant Robert Straw lost his life in a helicopter crash while serving in the Marine Corps. Despite having lost his father at such a young age, Daniel still feels influenced by the example his father set. “I hope to live a life modeled after my father’s passion for his work and commitment to his family. I hope to make the world a better place to the best of my ability, just like my dad.” #FallenFriday

1st Lieutenant Robert Straw lost his life in a helicopter crash while serving in the Marine Corps. Despite having lost h...
06/29/2018

1st Lieutenant Robert Straw lost his life in a helicopter crash while serving in the Marine Corps. Despite having lost his father at such a young age, Daniel still feels influenced by the example his father set. “I hope to live a life modeled after my father’s passion for his work and commitment to his family. I hope to make the world a better place to the best of my ability, just like my dad.” #FallenFriday

Ryan Lee Gehris is in Mokane, Missouri. Thank you AMVET Post 153 for supporting Pedaling for Pattie and Fallen Patriots'...
06/28/2018

Ryan Lee Gehris is in Mokane, Missouri. Thank you AMVET Post 153 for supporting Pedaling for Pattie and Fallen Patriots' effort to ensure a bright future for all military kids who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

After meeting with the FBLA we went down to the post to meet with this man, Ryan Lee Gehris. He is riding a bicycle from San Diego California all the way to New York City in order to raise money for Gold Star Families. The money raised goes to scholarships for children of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. His ride is called Pedaling for Pattie in honor of his mother. Our Post Commander Brian Hawkins and Adjutant Dave Coleman presented him with a Check from Amvets Post 153. The Sons of Amvets and the Amvet Riders from Post 153 also donated to his cause. This is just some of the things the Amvets organization does to take care of our Veterans and their families as well as our community.

“Something that I want people to realize is that the sacrifice that these men and women make to give their life for th...
06/28/2018

“Something that I want people to realize is that the sacrifice that these men and women make to give their life for the betterment of our country isn’t only their sacrifice but could potentially be a lifetime of sacrifices for their family. My family has had to make many sacrifices throughout the last 20 years to put me and my sister through school, to raise two young children, and many, many more.” Seth Straw explained. After identifying the Straw Family Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation was able to offer scholarship assistance. #TBT

Adriana Paola Cintrón Negrón was a pre-teen when she lost her father Corporal Marcos A. Cintrón Torres who had been s...
06/27/2018

Adriana Paola Cintrón Negrón was a pre-teen when she lost her father Corporal Marcos A. Cintrón Torres who had been serving in the US Army. “He is my hero, he was brave, caring, and made everyone around him feel safe and happy.” With the help of Fallen Patriots, Adrianna was able to attend Instituto de Banca y Comercio in Puerto Rico. She plans to open a restaurant in her father’s honor called “Cintron’s Kitchen”. #WCW

"My dad’s sacrifice, and the other men and women who have sacrificed their lives for this country, make it possible to...
06/26/2018

"My dad’s sacrifice, and the other men and women who have sacrificed their lives for this country, make it possible to live in the free country that we do.” Katie O'Hare has enjoyed her time at the College of Charleston while majoring in Communications with a minor in Marketing #TransformationTuesday

Happy Statehood Day #Virginia! To celebrate 230 years, we salute Governor of Virginia ‏for signing a proclamation in h...
06/25/2018

Happy Statehood Day #Virginia! To celebrate 230 years, we salute Governor of Virginia ‏for signing a proclamation in honor of Gold Star children.

#OldDominion #ChildrenofFallenPatriotsDay

Seth Straw is studying Animal Science at Auburn University. He plans to attend veterinary school after attaining his und...
06/25/2018

Seth Straw is studying Animal Science at Auburn University. He plans to attend veterinary school after attaining his undergraduate degree. “Fallen Patriots have not only made my dream of attending Auburn University a reality, but they have shown me that there are people and organizations out there who genuinely care about the families and children of fallen soldiers.” #MCM Read more on Seth here: http://bit.ly/2q7G16k

Thank you Timelapse Co for donating a portion of Memorial Day sales to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. We are gr...
06/24/2018

Thank you Timelapse Co for donating a portion of Memorial Day sales to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. We are grateful for your generous support in helping the children of our fallen heroes attend college and succeed. #SelflessSunday

A big thanks to Warhawks Field Hockey Club for raising almost $1,000 for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. It's wo...
06/23/2018

A big thanks to Warhawks Field Hockey Club for raising almost $1,000 for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. It's wonderful to see young people taking action to help others. We are so grateful! #ShoutoutSaturday

Stephen William Carney served 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard before retiring at the rank of Senior Chief. He proudly s...
06/22/2018

Stephen William Carney served 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard before retiring at the rank of Senior Chief. He proudly spent many of those years as a fire chief and was exposed to many different chemicals. He died in 2010, leaving behind his wife and two children. His daughter Maria was in 8th grade at the time. #FallenFriday

“Not only was he a father, but he was also one of my best friends. He taught me so much and was always there for me. H...
06/21/2018

“Not only was he a father, but he was also one of my best friends. He taught me so much and was always there for me. He made it clear that in life I need to accomplish my dreams and push myself to my full potential.” - Maria Carney #TBT

Happy First Day of Summer! We’re celebrating with a giveaway on our Instagram. Enter for your chance to win a Fallen P...
06/21/2018

Happy First Day of Summer! We’re celebrating with a giveaway on our Instagram. Enter for your chance to win a Fallen Patriots Nike Dry fit Polo, Nike drawstring bag, water bottle, bracelet: http://bit.ly/2MD3Dtt

Kelly McHugh-Stewart’s father died in Afghanistan on May 18, 2010. Since then she’s had two separate graduations—b...
06/20/2018
Gold Star on Graduation Day

Kelly McHugh-Stewart’s father died in Afghanistan on May 18, 2010. Since then she’s had two separate graduations—both were on the anniversary of his death. She writes, in part, "Fallen Patriots offered more than a scholarship; it offered me a safety net and a community of other Gold Star families with whom I could share my struggles."

https://www.thewarhorse.org/our-stories/gold-star-on-graduation-day

Kelly McHugh-Stewart’s father died in Afghanistan on May 18, 2010. Since then she’s had two separate graduations—both were on the anniversary of his death.

As a teenager, Maria Carney helped her mother care for her father, which ignited her dream to become a Nurse Practitione...
06/20/2018

As a teenager, Maria Carney helped her mother care for her father, which ignited her dream to become a Nurse Practitioner. With the help of Fallen Patriots, she attended New Mexico State University. She says the best advice her father ever gave her was to 'do whatever it takes to receive and education and never stop following your dreams.' #WCW

Despite losing his father when he was 6 months old, Daniel is still influenced by his father's service in the military. ...
06/19/2018

Despite losing his father when he was 6 months old, Daniel is still influenced by his father's service in the military. “I hope to live a life modeled after my father’s passion for his work and commitment to his family. I hope to make the world a better place to the best of my ability, just like my dad.” #TransformationTuesday

Thank you to the New York Post for featuring Fallen Patriots' scholars on Father's Day.
06/18/2018
New York Post

Thank you to the New York Post for featuring Fallen Patriots' scholars on Father's Day.

“I will never forget your legacy, and I will never forget your sacrifice.”

"There were times where I was lost, didn't know what to do and was ready to give up. Fallen Patriots has allowed me to f...
06/18/2018

"There were times where I was lost, didn't know what to do and was ready to give up. Fallen Patriots has allowed me to focus more on my education, instead of struggling to balance a full-time job and school." Dominick graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelors in Business Administration. #MCM

Father’s Day is typically a day for Dad to golf, fish, and spend time with the family. However, that’s not the case ...
06/17/2018

Father’s Day is typically a day for Dad to golf, fish, and spend time with the family. However, that’s not the case for those who have died defending our country. Over 97% of servicemembers killed in the line of duty are men, leaving military kids without their Dad to hug on Father’s Day.

Click here to read the letters Gold Star children wrote their fallen father in honor of today: http://www.fallenpatriots.org/letters-for-fathers-day

Maria knows her fallen father, U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Stephen Carney,  is still with her every day, guiding and p...
06/16/2018

Maria knows her fallen father, U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Stephen Carney, is still with her every day, guiding and protecting her from above. This is the letter she wrote to him for Father’s Day: http://www.fallenpatriots.org/letters-for-fathers-day

Best of luck to Ashray Namala! He's joining the US Naval Academy ‏in a couple of weeks after graduating high school. T...
06/16/2018

Best of luck to Ashray Namala! He's joining the US Naval Academy ‏in a couple of weeks after graduating high school. To celebrate, he raised $3,000 for Fallen Patriots to ensure a college education for Gold Star children. Thank you!

The Light Blonde's 'tees that share the light' #MemorialDay fundraiser raised $1,000 for Fallen Patriots. We are gratefu...
06/16/2018

The Light Blonde's 'tees that share the light' #MemorialDay fundraiser raised $1,000 for Fallen Patriots. We are grateful for the generous support, thank you! #freedom #shoutoutsaturday http://bit.ly/2JAufNz

For anyone who has lost a dad — whether recently or long ago — Father’s Day can be somewhere between wistful and g...
06/15/2018
Father’s Day is ‘bittersweet’ for these children who lost their dads in the line of duty

For anyone who has lost a dad — whether recently or long ago — Father’s Day can be somewhere between wistful and gut wrenching.
For Fallen Patriots scholar Haley Hartwick, writing the letter helped her feel closer to the father she lost years ago, she said.

“I usually pay tribute to him with little things,” said Haley Hartwick, 22, whose dad died In Iraq in 2006. “Father's Day has a bit of a bittersweet, melancholy feeling.”

Chelsea Briggs believes her Dad U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Briggs would be proud of how she stepped up to help he...
06/15/2018

Chelsea Briggs believes her Dad U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Raymond Briggs would be proud of how she stepped up to help her mother take care of her younger siblings after he passed. This is Chelsea’s letter to her fallen father: http://www.fallenpatriots.org/letters-for-fathers-day

SCPO Daniel Richard Healy was killed trying to aid four of his fellow Navy SEALs while deployed in Afghanistan in 2005. ...
06/15/2018

SCPO Daniel Richard Healy was killed trying to aid four of his fellow Navy SEALs while deployed in Afghanistan in 2005. He left behind his wife, Vienne, and his two children Jacob and Chelsea. #FallenFriday

Before his final deployment, Jacob’s father spoke to him about how he wanted Jacob to attend college. When his father ...
06/14/2018

Before his final deployment, Jacob’s father spoke to him about how he wanted Jacob to attend college. When his father was killed in action, Jacob worried that he would never be able to fulfill the shared dream. Fallen Patriots offered to pay for his tuition, room and board while at University of San Diego allowing Jacob to continue his father’s legacy. #TBT

Kamryn Dey lost her father Lt. Bill Dey when she was very young. She credits his service in the military with what taugh...
06/13/2018

Kamryn Dey lost her father Lt. Bill Dey when she was very young. She credits his service in the military with what taught her about dedication, commitment, giving back to others, and living a full and satisfying life. With the help of Fallen Patriots, Kamryn has been able to attend her dream school of Pennsylvania State for Psychology. #WCW

Haley has a heart for serving others, just like her Dad, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Hartwick did. She says ...
06/12/2018

Haley has a heart for serving others, just like her Dad, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Hartwick did. She says he is her inspiration and fuels her passion. This is Haley’s letter to her fallen father: http://www.fallenpatriots.org/letters-for-fathers-day

Private Philp Colasanti was both a gifted artist and dedicated serviceman in the Army. His daughter Anna remembers all t...
06/12/2018

Private Philp Colasanti was both a gifted artist and dedicated serviceman in the Army. His daughter Anna remembers all the art lessons he gave her and in particular what he said when she had come home crying, “Every artist is different they are like shapes. Some are squares and some are circles. It doesn’t mean one artists is better than another, it just means their work has different styles.” This advice helped Anna while she was studying Illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She graduated debt-free with the help of Fallen Patriots. #TransformationTuesday

Jessica takes it as the highest compliment when people tell her she is like her Dad, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Coleman....
06/11/2018

Jessica takes it as the highest compliment when people tell her she is like her Dad, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Coleman. She vows to live life with the same courage, bravery, and fun spirit as he did. Read the letter she wrote her Dad this Father's Day: http://www.fallenpatriots.org/letters-for-fathers-day

Jacob Centeno, former Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient, graduated in 2013 from University of San Diego with a Bache...
06/11/2018

Jacob Centeno, former Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient, graduated in 2013 from University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Architecture. He spent much of his time volunteering for organizations like Operation 300, Gold Star Teen Adventures and Warrior Ethos. #MCM

The Loos’ family trip to Arlington National Cemetery stirred the hearts of second generation Gold Star children into a...
06/10/2018
Rectory School Students Raise $5,000 for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

The Loos’ family trip to Arlington National Cemetery stirred the hearts of second generation Gold Star children into action. Together with the Rectory School community, $5,000 was raised on Memorial Day for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Thank you so much! #SelflessSunday

http://www.fallenpatriots.org/blog-entry/2018/6/8/rectory-school-students-raise-5000-for-children-of-fallen-patriots-foundation

The desire to give without expectation is an impressive lesson from these young people. Thank you!

06/09/2018
Man riding bike across the country

Ryan Lee Gehris' cross-country bicycle journey is inspiring the nation as he shares his advocacy for Gold Star families and raises money for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Thank you 41 Action News - KSHB-TV for having Ryan on the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQHBWAgoPqc&t=1s #ShoutOutSaturday

Ryan Lee Gehris is riding his bike from California to New York for children of fallen patriots.

Anthony Moore, Jr. remembers feeling an overwhelming drive as he walked off his high school graduation’s stage with hi...
06/08/2018

Anthony Moore, Jr. remembers feeling an overwhelming drive as he walked off his high school graduation’s stage with his diploma in hand. With the help of Fallen Patriots, he's currently attending business school at the University of Florida. Read more: http://bit.ly/2IX1QRN

Richard Schild was serving in the Army National Guard when he was killed in action on deployment to Bagdad, Iraq.  His d...
06/08/2018

Richard Schild was serving in the Army National Guard when he was killed in action on deployment to Bagdad, Iraq. His daughter, Keely Schild says, "My father’s sacrifice and passion pushes me every day to succeed. Even though I hardly knew my dad, I live through him and I’m honored he gave his life for our country." #FallenFriday

Keely lost her father when she was a young child, but says his memory is kept alive through the stories her family tells...
06/07/2018

Keely lost her father when she was a young child, but says his memory is kept alive through the stories her family tells. Keely encourages other Gold Star students to always hold onto the memory of their loved one and says the future will get better. #TBT

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