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Welcome to Children of Fallen Heroes, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children, surviving spouses, and caregivers of fallen heroes.

The photo above features members of the US Army Golden Knights, Silk Hope Fire Department, Chatham County Sheriff's Office, Golden Knight alumni, Children of Fallen Heroes, and surviving family members of the 14 Golden Team members of the Silk Hope NC plane crash in 1973. It is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. The 50th Commemorative Anniversary group photo taken at the site of the plane crash is an important tribute to those who lost their lives on that tragic day, but it is also a celebration of their legacy and the enduring spirit of camaraderie that unites those who serve.

Despite the tragedy that occurred at Silk Hope, the community came together to honor the fallen and support their families. The bonds formed during that difficult time have lasted for decades, and this photo captures that sense of unity and resilience. It is a testament to the power of turning a negative into a positive, of finding hope and inspiration even in the darkest of moments.

By honoring our heroes in this way, we ensure that their memory lives on and that their sacrifices are never forgotten. We also pay tribute to the countless men and women who continue to serve our country and keep us safe. This photo is a powerful reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe to those who serve and of the enduring strength and courage of the human spirit.

Our History

Children of Fallen Heroes was founded in 2015 as a tribute SGT Michael Wasley and 13 U.S. Army Parachute Team, Gold Team Members who lost their lives in a tragic plane crash in Silk Hope, North Carolina in 1973. The organization was created to honor the memories and legacies of fallen heroes and provide support to their families, particularly their children, surviving spouses, and caregivers.


Through a range of programs and services, Children of Fallen Heroes strives to create a supportive and caring environment where families can heal, find comfort, and preserve the memories of their loved ones. The organization is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those who have lost a hero and ensuring that every individual feels loved and supported.

Our mission is to create a supportive and caring environment for those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. We believe that every individual deserves access to the resources and support they need to heal, find comfort, and preserve the memories of their loved ones.

We offer a range of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of each family. From STEM indoor skydiving to equine retreats, from golf day camps to coastal fishing, our programs aim to provide education, healing, and meaningful connections to the families we serve.

We are committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes and supporting the families they leave behind. We believe that by providing a supportive community, we can make a difference in the lives of those who have lost a hero.

At Children of Fallen Heroes, we rely on the generosity of individuals and organizations who share our passion and belief in our cause. We welcome your support and encourage you to join us in our mission to provide a supportive and caring environment for the families of our fallen heroes.

Thank you for your interest in Children of Fallen Heroes. We look forward to working with you to make a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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