Civilian couple honors children of fallen warriors; helps families heal, Citizen Warrior by Tiffany Madison for Communities @WashingtonTimes.com
DALLAS, April 11, 2012 – Thousands of special American citizens dedicate their energy to supporting and honoring military families, but a uniquely talented Ohio couple has placed an original spin on this institution. Fueled by profound patriotism, Trish and Scott Snyder founded Hero’s Rock, a non-profit dedicated to honoring America’s fallen warriors by crafting exquisite, custom-designed rockers for their children left behind.
As the Hero’s Rocks website describes, “Losing a loved one is always hard. Losing someone who makes the ultimate sacrifice in service to us all is purely heart breaking. We want to do something for the innocent who suffer the most from the loss: the children. How do you tell a child you appreciate the sacrifice? Maybe a rocker, made with love, honoring their loved ones service will help give them comfort and show we care. They may not understand it’s meaning, but with time they will come to see that their hero was very special to us all.”
The foundation, established just last year, hopes their loving tributes will convey the nation’s gratitude for the sacrifices made by our military families, while providing a comforting heirloom for the children whom these sacrifices affect most.
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