Findlay Charity of the Month – Washington State Fallen Heroes Project
On April 12th, 2022, Chris Riggs, Findlay GM presented a $2,000 check to Keirsten Lyons and Nicole Frazer with Washington State Fallen Heroes Project. Washington State Fallen Heroes Project is the recipient of the Findlay Charity of the Month donation for March 2022.
The mission of the Washington State Fallen Heroes Project is to HONOR post-9/11 Fallen Heroes from the Pacific Northwest who made the ultimate sacrifice in response to our country’s call. To SUPPORT the families of our fallen heroes and to REMAIN ENGAGED IN OUR COMMUNITIES in order to ensure that our fallen heroes are not forgotten.
The Fallen Heroes Project develops big banners of post-9/11 Fallen Heroes that are paraded and displayed at events throughout the northwest. Flagpoles for Families, the Illuminating Courage Memorial, the Walk of Remembrance, and the March of the Fallen are all supported by this project, as well as information, referrals, and financial assistance for gold star families.
Illuminating Courage Memorial
The Illuminating Courage Memorial at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena honors WA State and North Idaho Fallen Heroes who died in the line of duty preserving our flag and the liberties it represents from 9/11 to the present.
Traditional and long-lasting elements such as steel, stone, and shining gold depict the strength and character of our service members. The sculpture, which is lit from within, demonstrates our community’s admiration for those who have served and sacrificed for us. The glistening and reflected light depicts the spirit of our service members, who will continue to inspire all residents. The community can honor and remember their loved one’s service by using the paver walkway. While the piece is huge enough to attract visitors, its wings also serve as a barrier for anyone seeking peaceful solitude and thought. The viewer can take a break on the benches. The open plaza can accommodate enormous gatherings, but the inside, while open to the sky, offers a feeling of seclusion for private contemplation.
For more information, including a list of those honored visit http://www.illuminatingcourage.org/