Join Dakota Meyer’s Challenge

The young Marine, who has already done more than enough for his fellow Marines, for the Marine Corps and for his country, is now doing something for the families of Marines and Navy Corpsmen.

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has partnered with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to raise $1 million by the Foundation’s 50th anniversary on May 28, 2012. He has also issued a “Challenge to America” to match his efforts and raise an additional $1 million to “Honor Marines by Educating their Children.” This challenge allows Americans to help wounded Marines from all conflicts, especially the past 10 years, and forever change their lives by investing in a Marine student’s future.

The Marine Corps Foundation has, for nearly 50 years, honored the service of our Marines by educating their children. ”The privately-funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization provides scholarships for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action. Additionally, the Scholarship Foundation’s Heroes Tribute fund provides up to $30,000 over four years to every child of a Marine or Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, who has been killed in combat since September 11, 2001.”

As the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families, the Foundation has provided more than 26,500 scholarships valued at over $65,000,000.

To join Dakota Meyer’s challenge, please click here

  

Author: DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

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10 Comments

  1. I will just have to make a donation.

  2. That’s the spirit, Allen.

  3. Thanks for posting this Dorian. Education is always a worthy cause, and helping to fund the education of the sons and daughters of service people who have already sacrificed so much is even more worthy.

  4. JSpencer-

    Yes, but it’s a darn shame they, or any American, should have to rely on charity to get an education. Heck class warfare is warranted for this inequality alone. Bring it on.

  5. Allen, I remember the days before republicans had established the “government is bad” meme. Things done in the public good were not only widespread, but thier support was widespread as well. Amazing no?

  6. OO-Rah Marines. (Donation sent.)

  7. Allen, JS and Cannonshop:

    Thanks for your spirited support, commentary and donations

  8. NEVER FORGET THE USS LIBERTY.
    NEVER FORGET THE LAVON AFFAIR.
    NEVER FORGET THE BOMBING OF THE LING DAVID HOTEL.
    NEVER FORGET RACHEL CORRIE.
    NEVER FORGET 9/11

    NEVER FORGET OUR BOYS WHO ARE FIGHTING THE NEOCON ZIONIST BATTLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
    Thanks Michael Chertoff! I’m so happy your naked body scanners have sold so many units!!

    I HOPE ONE DAY WE CAN HANG ALL THE TRAITOR POLITICIANS WHO MAKE OUR BOYS FIGHT THESE ARDUOUS BATTLES.

    For anyone who actually does research on the above statements- Google: Prescot Bush Coup 1933.

    Yes, Bush’s grandfather tried successfully to overthrow Roosevelt with a fascist coup along with Heinz, Dupont, heads of GM, etc. This was proven in congressional hearings and no one indicted.

    NO MORE FOREIGN ENTANGLMENTS. NO MORE FOREIGN AID TO NATIONS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES. Lets bring our boys home and MARCH ON WASHINGTON. DAY OF RAGE.

  9. Don’tTrustMedia:

    This is so totally off-topic and offensive to this thread and especially to the cause that Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is supporting that—if I had the authority—I would delete it.

    Fortunately for you, I don’t.

    Try to have a nice day, anyway, if you can with all that pent-up hate.

  10. DTM-

    What on EARTH does all this have to do with our military heroes? Good grief man, find the conspiracy channel for your off the wall rants…PLEASE!

    On that note, I’ll just have to make ANOTHER donation!

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