KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The nation is honoring the country’s fallen military veterans this Memorial Day, but a Florida-based nonprofit called the Special Operations Warrior Foundation does that every day.
Whenever a member of the military’s elite special operations command — like Navy Seals or Army Rangers — loses their life in combat or training, this group steps in with one simple goal. They help provide children with an educational future.
Since 1980 more than 200 students have graduated from college thanks to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Another 140 or so are currently enrolled at colleges and universities around the country and more than 700 — some as young as infants — are in the pipeline.
The foundation’s gift is a grant, not a loan. And their graduation rate is 98 percent.
If you would like to know more about the special operations warrior fund, you can visit their website at SpecialOps.org.