Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Dalvero students Julia Sverchuk, Danielle McManus, Rosa Lee, SiYeon Lee, Laura Vila and Todd Rawson are featured on the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund website. The Fallen Heroes Fund provides financial support for the dependents of US military personnel lost in performance of their duty.

The assignment Ronnie gave the digital class last fall at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum was to design a poster commemorating the Fallen Heroes Fund and highlighting the patriotism of the soldiers and their families. The poster above (by Julia Sverchuk) and the others featured on the website were the results of that day at the Intrepid. The work is also on the fund’s Facebook page.

From the website:

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was established in 2000 to provide financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty.This continued an effort begun in 1982 byZachary and Elizabeth Fisher, founders of the Intrepid Museum Foundation and the Fisher House Foundation.  Following the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1982, the Fishers sent contributions of $10,000 to every child who lost a parent in the attack.  Until Zachary’s passing in 1999, the Fishers made hundreds of similar contributions following military losses.  These gifts, usually of $25,000, were intended to assist military families through any financial hardships they might face following the loss of their loved ones. This tradition was carried on by Zachary’s nephews, Arnold, Richard and Tony Fisher, who quietly supported these efforts through the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the United States’ involvement in the war on terrorism, the need for this support greatly increased and this effort was expanded to the public to help generate the growing need for funds. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was established officially as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003.”

If you would like to contribute to the fund, please visit them at www.fallenheroesfund.org.

Beautiful work everyone – a wonderful contribution to a wonderful cause!

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