JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During Military Appreciation Month, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) honors the heroic sacrifices that soldiers, surviving spouses and their children have endured and overcome. This awareness month was created to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members, past and present.
Fallen Patriots Day
Officially proclaimed by mayors and governors throughout the nation, May 13th is recognized as Fallen Patriots Day. This special day honors the bravery of surviving children while also creating awareness for Fallen Patriots' mission.
In 2014, mayors and governors across the country, including military-friendly Jacksonville, Washington DC, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas, and Birmingham, as well as the state of Florida, officially proclaimed this holiday.
On Friday PepsiCo will help celebrate Fallen Patriots Day in Jacksonville through their Rolling Remembrance campaign, a 5000-mile relay across the country that will begin in Seattle and end in White Plains, NY on May 24th. Using normal business routes, U.S. Military Veteran PepsiCo drivers will pass off a flag to each other at 31 different relay points.
"PepsiCo's partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots directly benefits military children of servicemen and women who have sacrificed everything for our country. Rolling Remembrance generates tremendous support and the awareness its brings about across the country, helps us provide college scholarships and educational assistance to more of the estimated 20,000 children who have lost an active duty parent in the past 35 years," explained Kendra E. Davenport, President of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. "We're very grateful to PepsiCo for their commitment to military families. They do more than just donate - they inspire people to get involved."
Honoring the Fallen
Memorial Day is a time when our nation reflects on the ultimate sacrifice that so many soldiers in uniform have made. Fallen Patriots honors those who died defending our country, every day, by providing college scholarships for children of the fallen.
Fallen Patriots works to find each and every child to ensure they receive all necessary college funding. By providing support for surviving children, Fallen Patriots is making an instrumental investment in the future of America.