What is Legacies Alive?
Legacies Alive (LA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, strengthens and supports the families of our nation’s fallen
heroes and brings national awareness to the life and character of service
members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on
Terrorism. Founded by combat veterans, we feel a special connection
with these families and are especially committed to our cause.
Why do we do this? Our vision is for every American to be able to
answer the question, “What is a Gold Star Family?” and when they see a
Gold Star Flag hanging in the window of a home, they have an
appreciation for these families’ sacrifice and those of our fallen heroes.
Legacies Alive believes that we can turn this vision into a reality through
the following ways:
Legacy Projects. Legacies Alive recognizes that in addition to fighting for our freedom, every fallen hero was also part of their family and community. We work alongside these families to create Legacy Projects, which are permanent memorials, that not only celebrate these heroes’ sacrifice, but also who they were as members of their families and communities.
Legacy Challenges. Legacies Alive knows that in order to inspire others and spread national awareness to its cause, it must be willing to go to great lengths and make sacrifices that are seemingly impossible. This is why we sponsor Legacy Challenges, extreme physically and mentally demanding awareness events.
Legacy Events. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end, the support for Gold Star Families has begun to wane. With many members of the Legacies Alive team having served in these wars, we refuse to let this trend continue. To foster a mutual support base among Gold Star Families, we host Legacy Events to bring these families together and let them know that they are not alone.