Fallen 15 is a registered 501(c)3 public charity that was founded to Honor, Celebrate and be Inspired by the lives of the Nation’s Fallen Heroes to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fallen 15 is dedicated to enriching the lives of and having a lasting impact on the Veteran community. Our Whole Warrior Programs and Events are designed to re-establish the bonds and camaraderie often found in a military environment. These characteristics, which are so important to the Veteran identity, are often lost upon returning home or transitioning out of the service. Restoration of these can aid in Warrior recovery and growth and are the benchmark of our success at Fallen 15.
The Fallen 15 organization maintains that activation of the individual Veteran is the most fitting and greatest tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Being a part of any Fallen 15 event will ensure you are contributing to a generation of service members who deserve to be remembered for their selfless sacrifice. Monetary donations, sponsorships, event participation, admissions and merchandise sales will be used exclusively toward furthering Fallen 15’s mission and outreach programs.
The organization was founded in March 2014, and received 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in September 2014.
Important Full Disclosure Notes:
Money raised Does Not go directly to the families of the Fallen Service Members. Rather, it is used to further our Mission of helping Veteran activation and the community as a whole.
It is the policy of Fallen 15 that before a Service Member is honored for the upcoming year, express permission from the family is obtained. Fallen 15 will not use likenesses or information about a Service Member without this permission and vetting.
Rick and Nancy Balthaser, Parents of SGT. JESSE M. BALTHASER