“They are my life and my family right now. I would do anything for them even if it means giving my life to save theirs”
- SSG Christopher W. Swanson
The SSG Christopher W. Swanson Support Charity for Veterans and their
Families INC. will show Compassion, Thankfulness and Gratitude by
1. The purchase of a home or homes on the Chesapeake Bay for
Military members and their families to use for a period of time as a
haven from the stresses of being treated at Military hospitals and to
veterans that have served this great country, giving them a sense of
well being and allowing them to reflect with each other.
2. Promote healing by providing programs such as professional and
peer-group counseling and activities for military service members and
their families to include parents and siblings of soldiers who have made
the ultimate sacrifice.
3. To award scholarships to church youth ministries and high
school students who demonstrate leadership values that Christopher
believed in such as Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor,
Integrity and Personal Courage by leading projects that give back to the
4. To assist by providing financial support to other
organizations that provides support to our service members.
"It's ok to hate war, but you have got to love the warrior!"* (GWS)
To our military family (and we do mean family) still at Walter Reed, Germany, back here in the states, and to those taking care of business in Iraq and Afghanistan we are here for you and yours, if you need anything we are just a phone call away. We love you and are so proud of you and we will never be able to thank you for all you have done for our family and our Country. We all have experienced tragedy and adversity in our life, it’s what we do with these adversities that defines us and makes us who we are. Have no doubt, that this time in our life has been the most difficult time for us. There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of the sacrifices that our son and others have made. We are able to go on only because of God’s grace and promise that if we believe we will be together again one day.
Proud Family of an American Soldier, Gary, Kelly and Kenny Swanson
SSGChristopher W. Swanson Support Charity for Veterans and their Families INC