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Living Legends

On August 4th, 2008 the life of my sweets, Captain Garrett "Tubes" Lawton was cut tragically short by an IED while deployed to Afghanistan. I immediately began receiving cards and notes of sympathy and appreciation from people all over the United States. Opening my mailbox and finding it overflowing with cards from hundreds of Soldiers' Angels lifted my spirits during the most horrific time of my life. I also received a few near the anniversary of his death. I have saved all of these for my two boys so they can know that their daddy's sacrifice was for a grateful nation. - Trish, "Proud Military Widow"

Who We Are and What We Do

The Living Legends team conducts one of the most delicate and demanding missions of Soldiers' Angels: comforting the loved ones left behind when a warrior falls on the battlefield. Our goal is to make sure families and friends of America's fallen heroes know that they are supported and that their loved ones' sacrifices are honored and respected.

Participating families receive a one-of-a-kind gift from Soldiers’ Angels upon initial registration. Families then work with our team leader, a spouse of a fallen service member herself, and are able to select the supportive services Soldiers' Angels can provide that are right for them.

Members of this special team provide the requested support to the family and work with the team leader to provide the necessary support. Angel team members also write letters and send sympathy cards to grieving families to convey our compassion and heavy hearts In addition, team members often send letters and cards on the anniversary of a fallen hero's death, so that their families know we will never forget them and their sacrifice. Some members of the Living Legend teams stay in touch with families month or even years at the family's request.

How to Help

If you would like to participate in this very special team, simply join Soldiers' Angels. Click here to get started! After you become a Verified Angel, log in to ApprovedAngels.com and sign up for Living Legends Team. Upon signing up the team leader will review your application and connect with you to discuss roles and expectations before approval is given to join.

If you would like more information on the Living Legends team or know of someone who could benefit from Living Legends support, please email livinglegends@soldiersangels.org.

Impact

Your comforting thoughts mean so much to me...Your sympathetic comments will be memorialized and share with his sons, ...who will learn how brave and special their father was. - Cheryl

...In the days, weeks, and months following the loss of my husband, my son and I have received countless cards, letters, and notes from Soldiers' Angels around the US, filled with heartfelt condolences, prayers, and deep expressions of gratitude for my husband's ultimate sacrifice and the resulting sacrifice of our family. I cannot begin to express how deeply touched I've been to read each tearful word sent with love from Angels across the the continent...I've been inspired by you and will now be joining your ranks in my time of healing and beyond. I hope I can offer someone even a fraction of the love and support that was shown in honor of my husband.  With love and gratitude, Erin (January 2010)

On August 4th, 2008 the life of my sweets, Captain Garrett "Tubes" Lawton was cut tragically short by an IED while deployed to Afghanistan.  I immediately began receiving cards and notes of sympathy and appreciation from people all over the United States.  Opening my mailbox and finding it overflowing with cards from hundreds of Soldiers’ Angels lifted my spirits during the most horrific time of my life.  I also received a few near the anniversary of his death.  I have saved all of these for my two boys so they can know that their daddy’s sacrifice was for a grateful nation. - Trish,
“Proud Military Widow” September 2009

As the first anniversary of my husband’s death rapidly approaches, I want to say thank to each of you for your support over the past year. I know so many of you sent cards and e-mails when Rich died; while I don’t remember what each one said, I can tell you that I felt comforted by them. To this day, they remain in a box on my desk where, on bad days, I can see them and remember that you are all there supporting me. – Eileen


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