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Apr 09 2010
Founder, Donald Fedorko was featured on Talking with Heroes on March 13, 2010 hosted by Bob Calvert.
“Donald Fedorko started the Living Patriot Initiative after his brother-in-law, a Marine Colonel, gave him an American flag that he flew over Camp Fallujah, Iraq, on the 5th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Seeing the flag in a dark, wood box didn’t seem appropriate. So, that evening he built a transparent flag display case that he calls a Prism.
The American flag, a worldwide symbol of freedom and liberty that belongs to all American citizens, can now be displayed in all of its radiant glory. For two years Fedorko kept his Prism and flag in his firesafe. But, after friends, family and neighbors saw the Prism, they too wanted one for their flag. The Living Patriot Initiative and the Prism were born.”
Mar 01 2010
Living Patriot will continue its mission of thanking veterans and first responders for their personal sacrifices by participating in the Pepsi Refresh Project campaign in March. The Pepsi program, which provides $1.3 million in grants to worthy endeavors each month, will provide The Living Patriot Initiative the opportunity to grow and expand its operations.
The mission of St. Louis-based Living Patriot is to say “thank you” to every living veteran and first responder through the gift of a full-sized, folded American flag housed in a beautifully crafted, clear case called a Prism.
Living Patriot owner Donald J. Fedorko hopes that the camaraderie that veterans and first responders share, and the gratitude of the American people, will result in his proposal staying in the lead during the month-long grant competition.
“I am thankful for everyone’s support so far, and I love what my operation does,” Fedorko says. “It allows us to say thank you to our heroes by giving them Prisms and allows Americans to proudly display their own flag in its full luminous glory. I am excited and thankful for the opportunity that Pepsi is giving us.”
To learn more about The Living Patriot Initiative, visit www.LivingPatriot.com
Feb 22 2010
Living Patriot Initiative news release on Thankyouforyourservice.us
It was the tiny grains of sand sifting through the folds of an American flag that inspired Don Fedorko to start the Living Patriot Initiative. Now his life’s mission is to say “thank you” to every military veteran and first responder by giving each one of them one of his Living Patriot Prisms with American flag.
Feb 19 2010
Official press release for the launch of the Living Patriot Initiative as picked up on stltoday.com.
Fedorko launched his Living Patriot website on October 16, 2009. “While we will continue to design and make new products, our ultimate goal is to provide jobs for former, disabled and retired military men and women at our manufacturing and assembly facility right here in St. Louis,” says Fedorko. “What could be better than products built for patriots, by patriots?”
Feb 19 2010
Living Patriot founder Don Fedorko was featured with the Living Patriot Initiative on KMOV in St. Louis last month.
“As Thanksgiving approaches, many Americans are thinking of loved ones far away serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. At the same time, a St. Louisan is taking a gamble. He’s starting a new business to honor those veterans and more. That’s “good news for a change.”"
You can find the story and video on the KMOV web site.
Nov 18 2009
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2009, it was Living Patriot’s honor to present to retired Col. Jack Jackson, representative of District 89 in the State of Missouri with a Living Patriot Prism as a token of our appreciation for his service to our country as a combat pilot for the United State Marine Corp. as well as his service in the House of Representatives in Missouri where he serves as the Chairman of the House Veterans Committee. Don Fedorko, founder of the Living Patriot initiative presented Rep. Jackson with the Prism at a service held on the steps of the Soldiers Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri.
Rep. Jackson is a highly decorated pilot who flew over 600 combat missions, is the recipient of 4 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 33 air medals and most recently was awarded the Legion of Merit. Rep. Jackson’s resume is long and distinguished, but we want to highlight the work he has done, and continues to do to help Veterans and represent them in government.