Lenexa, Kan., June 25, 2019 — Grantham University, an online university, announced today that it was presented the 2019 American Fallen Warriors Memorial Foundation (AFWMF) Patriot Award on June 24, 2:00 p.m. at Grantham University, 16025 W 113th St. Lenexa, KS 66219. At the ceremony, AFWMF Executive Director John Rush and members of the AFWMF board of directors presented the award to Grantham University Interim President Dr. Anthony Petroy and staff. Also attending the award ceremony was Kansas State Rep. Christopher Croft.
The Patriot Award is given by the AFWMF to organizations who offer significant support to veterans and their families, provide veterans programs and preserve the memory of fallen warriors in the Kansas City area.
“Grantham University is honored to receive the Patriot Award for our support of veterans and veterans programs in the Kansas City area and the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation organization in its mission to build a memorial to those who gave their life during the war on terror,” said Petroy. “The families of the fallen have made the ultimate sacrifice to our country, and we are proud to educate, honor, support and remember those who serve.”
The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation is leading the effort to build a local memorial and museum that commemorates America’s Fallen Warriors during the War on Terror, from the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings to the present, by September 2024. The American Fallen Warrior Memorial and Museum will honor those who served, educate the public about the sacrifices made to protect our freedom and serve as a sacred meeting place of hope and remembrance.
“Grantham University has been a remarkable supporter of veterans’ programs and a significant sponsor of the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation project here in Kansas City,” said Rush. “This award recognizes the contributions that they’ve made for such things as the job fairs, hiring veterans programs, veterans education and veteran spouse education, and their direct support to the foundation and its mission.”
About Grantham University:
Founded in 1951 by WWII veteran Donald Grantham, Grantham University provides online higher education for all adult learners, including our nation’s military for whom the university was established. Designated in 2019 as a Purple Heart University, Grantham boasts a diverse student body, approximately half being military-affiliated. For anyone balancing education with a demanding lifestyle, Grantham is the solution with its flexible online learning environment, monthly course starts, 50+ degree and certificate programs, and one of the lowest tuitions in the country. Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, Grantham’s education offerings evolve with marketplace demands, with a growing number of programmatic accreditations from nationally recognized accrediting bodies.
About the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation:
The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide the organizing, fundraising, and coordinating efforts to build a memorial and museum in the Kansas City area by September 2024 that commemorates America’s Fallen Warriors during the War on Terror – from the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings to the present. The American Fallen Warrior Memorial and Museum in Kansas City will honor those who served, educate the public about the
sacrifices made to protect our freedom, and serve as a sacred meeting place of hope and remembrance.