Now that we have officially announced the “PatrioticMe, Patriotic Youth” essay contest, our family would like to share one piece of what patriotism means to us.
Since the foundation of PatrioticMe, we have been partnered with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an initiative founded in honor of Stephen Siller. He sacrificed his life rushing into the flames and debris of the Twin Towers attack of 9/11. Today, Tunnel to Towers partners with companies and organizations across America, raising funds for programs that help and support military and first responder families. The benefits of these programs range from making home alterations for disabled service members to relieving the financial stress of mortgage payments for families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
We view our partnership with Tunnel to Towers as a vital mission, and accordingly, a portion of every patriotic t-shirt sale heads their way. It is a mission that invigorates our work and reminds us of our purpose.
With the “PatrioticMe, Patriotic Youth” contest underway, your children have the chance to make an even more significant impact. Among other prizes, the winners of each essay category will have a $100 donation made to Tunnel to Towers in their honor. It is a chance to take part in something memorable and meaningful. The foundation doesn’t just provide aid to men and women in the military; it provides resources so kids just like yours can more easily enjoy precious time with their families.
Now, get those little rascals writing, and if you want to know more about Tunnel to Towers, visit https://t2t.org.