In 1989, five days before Christmas, Sergeant William Delaney Gibbs from the 7th Infantry Division was killed in action during Operation Just Cause in Panama, leaving behind a young wife and an unborn daughter. Children of Fallen Patriots CEO, David Kim, served with Sergeant Gibbs and was inspired by his sacrifice and never forgot about Sergeant Gibbs or his daughter.
David Kim returned to the United States and founded Children of Fallen Patriots in 2002. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has grown in its mission and vision to extend peace of mind through college scholarships to Gold Star families in all 50 states, in all branches of the military. We are inspired by this organization and proud to assist them in their marketing goals. To learn more about this tremendous group and to donate, click here: https://www.fallenpatriots.org/
Approximately 20,000 children have lost an active duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. 97% of casualties are men, leaving behind single mothers to care for their families. Of those families, 60% report having trouble making ends meet. The average gap in funding is $32,000 per child for a complete college education. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation has provided over 38.4 million dollars in scholarship assistance and supported approximately 1,812 scholars of fallen service members since 2002.
In honor of the service men and women who have sacrificed for our country we will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. I’d appreciate it if you would take 10 minutes out of your weekend to watch this video about a gold star family and why Children of Fallen Patriots is such and important organization to the families of the fallen.