JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) is celebrating the bravery of military children during Month of the Military Child who have had to endure the ultimate sacrifice of losing a parent. Fallen Patriots give military children of the fallen hope and opportunity, especially the opportunities that come with a college education.
Not only is a college education crucial to success today, but the entire college experience can teach students valuable life lessons, aid in maturity and introduce them to people who can influence their lives forever. Fallen Patriots plays an integral part in the academic and personal development of Gold Star scholars at all levels of the educational process.
The awareness month, Month of the Military Child, was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. Military children face many challenges that are unique to their situation, such as having a parent deployed for extended periods of time, moving frequently and sometimes losing a parent.
Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient, Hannah Davis, lost her father in a Black Hawk accident. She uses the memory of her father to propel her success in the future.
"My father went above and beyond in his service. He walked as a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, flew as a Blackhawk pilot and served in the Special Forces," explained Hannah. "He pushed every limit in his career to become the best that he could. His sacrifice drives me to do the same in my endeavors."
Gold Star scholars face an average cost gap of $32,000 for a four-year college education. Fallen Patriots is committed to closing the gap for Gold Star scholars, like Hannah, so they can achieve their dreams.
Hannah graduates from Michigan State University this spring. With the thought of her father's success and Fallen Patriots help, Hannah plans to follow her dreams and achieve a job in the Marketing/Advertising field.