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Organizations

Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund

www.fwsf.org
Support Michigan-based soldiers who serve and protect our country

www.honorflight.org
Fly veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials built to honor their service to the nation

www.patriotguard.org
Group of motorcycle lovers from all over the country who have an unwavering respect for those in the military. Among other projects, their main mission is to honor our fallen heroes by attending military funerals as the invited guests of the family to shield the family and friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protestors.

www.taps.org
Organization that provides 24/7 tragedy assistance for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, as well as hosting Survivor Seminars and Good Grief camps to assist families in the grieving process.

www.uso.org
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Remember, Honor, Teach, carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying 

Military & Government

Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center1600 Spearhead Division Avenue
Fort Knox, KY  40121 
Telephone Number (800) 325-4988
https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/army%20casualty%20and%20mortuary%20affairs%20cmaoc%20fact%20sheet

Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Dr.
Millington, TN 38055-6200
Telephone Number (800) 368-3202
www.npc.navy.mil/bupers-npc/pages/default.aspx

Air Force Casualty Services
ATTN: AFPC/DPWCS
550 C Street, West
Suite #14
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4716
Telephone Number (800) 433-0048 or (210) 565-5000
http://www.afpc.af.mil/library/casualty.asp

Casualty Assistance Section (MFPC)
2008 Elliott Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5102
Telephone number (800) 847-1597 or (703) 784-9512 
http://www.mcieast.marines.mil/StaffOffices/Adjutant/CasualtyAssistanceProgram.aspx

Financial

c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.specialops.org/resource/resmgr/survivors_guidelr.pdf
DOD guide on everything surrounding assistance for Gold Star families, including funerals, benefits, ID cards, and legal assistance.

www.vetcenter.va.gov/bereavement_counseling.asp
Provides bereavement counseling (including outreach, counseling, and referral services) to family members, including parents, spouses, and children, of service members who have died in the service of their country.

www.va.gov/opa/persona/dependent_survivor.asp
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is dedicated to helping surviving spouses and other dependents cope with their loss and the emotional and financial aftermath.

www.militaryonesource.com
Website that gathers and organizes all things military, listing additional resources for families, military members and veterans.

www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov
The NRD connects survivors, wounded warriors, service members, veterans, and their families with those who support them. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources.

ww.myarmyonesource.com/FamilyProgramsandServices/SurvivingFamilies/SurvivorOutreachServices.aspx
Army SOS works to build a unified support program which embraces and reassures Survivors that they are continually linked to the Army Family for as long as they desire. Provide immediate and continuing support in many areas to the families of fallen Heroes.

www.vfw.org
The VFW assists survivors in accessing federal benefits and can, when necessary, assist surviving families with unmet needs

Kids & Teens

www.taps.org
TAPS offers regional and national Good Grief Camps to children and teens; providing them with a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and have opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.   Children and teens meet others of their own age group to share and learn, together.

www.rainbows.org
Rainbows is an international organization that offers training and suggestions for creating peer support groups within religious organizations, schools, and social organizations. Rainbows focus’ on grief within the family unit, especially that which may arise from the death of a loved one.

www.sesameworkshop.org/grief
The death of a loved one brings enormous challenges. When Families Grieve presents families' personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward.  Sesame is here to support you through some of the issues you may face as a family.

www.snowballexpress.org
Snowball Express provides surviving children and family members the chance to attend a weekend of fun. The organization covers the cost of flights from around the country and provides games and entertainment for families.

Spouses

www.americanwidowproject.org
The American Widow Project is dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter Military Widow to Military Widow.

www.militarywidows.org
Provides moral support, referrals for services, and advice to widows of deceased military personnel of all ranks.

www.specialops.org
Assists surviving spouses of special operations personnel killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.

Past Conflicts

www.awon.org
Association of children and family members of those killed in action in WWII.

www.sdit.org
Organization whose mission is to locate, unite and provide support to sons, daughters and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War.

http://www.wwiimemorial.com

Vietnam Memorial

www.virtualwall.org

www.koreanwar.og/index.html

Education & Scholarships

www.nogreatersacrifice.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the 50,000 children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service Members, delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education.

Honor Your Hero

www.fallenheroesproject.org
Provides family members an original portrait of their fallen loved one at no cost. 

www.militarytimes.com/valor
Learn more about the Heroes of OIF and OEF through DOD announcement.

www.operationneverforgotten.org/goldstar.php
Creates billboards from family photos that remind Americans of the service and sacrifice of our troops.

www.travismanion.com
The Manion Foundation offers families a variety of methods to honor their including fellowships named in honor of their fallen Hero.

www.foldsofhonor.org
FHF provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation.