I have the honor and privilege of serving as the Chairman of the Board for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an effort dedicated to honoring and supporting the heroes who serve in defense of our country and their families. America’s men and women in uniform know that at any time they may be called upon to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our nation and its values. The years since the attacks of September 11, 2001 have seen our nation engaged in two major wars. The thousands of deaths and countless injuries incurred by our military have clearly driven home the meaning of sacrifice.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund exists to help those who have made these sacrifices. We have made grants to the families of those who have been lost. We have built an advanced rehabilitation center to care for those with amputation and severe burn injuries. We have opened our nation’s foremost facility for treating servicemembers and veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injury. And now we will construct a series of traumatic brain injury satellite centers to extend the reach of this critically important new center. These efforts are part of the way that our nation can pay back the debt we owe to those who stand in our defense.
I have seen first-hand the terrible injuries that some of our military have received but I have also seen the indomitable spirit that each one of these fine Americans has displayed. I am humbled by their courage and am in awe of their commitment and the dedication to their mission.
I ask that all Americans join me in honoring these brave men and women and the selfless sacrifices that they have made in keeping our nation and its people safe.
Richard T. Santulli
Chairman of the Board