Tuesday, July 30, 2013

That Others May Live

"That Others May Live"  - four simple words, but these four words are the last four words of the Pararescuemen Creed.  A creed that is taken to heart, and and is truly lived by. 

The Pararescuemen live and die by their creed, by the last four words "That others may live".  Over the course of the past several years the PJ Brotherhood have lost several members of their family.  Tragically their loved ones had to endure the heartbreaking moments of a military funeral, a flag draped coffin, that flag folded and handed to the next of kin, ending with the sounds of TAPS being played.  In a career field of less than 400 personnel worldwide, each member lost is tragic.

In support of the families, the "That Others May Live Foundation" was organized.  Established in 2002, "That Others May Live", or also known as TOML, is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charitable organization.  Providing support, scholarships and overall assistance to the families of the United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who lose their lives or are critically injured during both real world and training missions.

TOML is continually hosting fundraisers across the country.  You may also purchase items with their logo, proceeds going to TOML, of course.  If you visit their website at: www.thatothersmaylive.org  you can find more information and make online donations to this great cause!