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Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the number of non--profit (usually 501(c) corporations) chartered to support military personnel and veterans has grown exponentially. And while all of these organizations, in theory, attempt to support the noble cause of active and former U.S. warriors, few if any, have the track record and respect accorded to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). Formed in 1980 in the wake of the failed hostage rescue mission into Iran, which resulted in the deaths of 8 U.S. service personnel, SOWF is chartered to do one very simple mission: to provide educational scholarships for the children of deceased Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel.
Three decades after its creation, SOWF remains one of the most respected and focused military support organizations in the country, with a solid record of delivering scholarships to the children of deceased SOF personnel, and a top-tier rating among charitable organizations. Key to their effectiveness and integrity, has been the continued support and leadership of the SOF community, along with an integrated fundraising plan that incorporates everything from corporate donations, to grassroots events that highlight just what the SOWF does for the children it seeks to support.
To learn more about the SOWF and its mission, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week will be Col. Neal Zimmerman, USA (Ret.), the Capital Area Chairman for SOWF. Together they will explain the vital work the SOWF is doing, and what makes this unique organization so successful in its mission. Listeners are encouraged to call in and ask questions of both gentlemen, and offer opinions of their own. Please join us for what is going to be a very interesting hour.
For more on the SOWF, please see: http://www.specialops.org/
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