More about us, and how we got started.
My name is Peter Edgecomb and it’s my distinct honor and privilege to be the first President of the Board of Directors for Fallen, Not Forgotten. I’ve never blogged before, but I thought I’d give it a try by letting everyone know how we got started.
In 2014 I started a Facebook group for fellow federal agents of the USAF Office of Special Investigations. I had been retired for 12 years at that point and honestly missed the comradery, playful banter, and wanted to reconnect with old friends. Long story short, I not only connected with old friends, I made new ones without ever meeting them face-to-face.
As the group grew we shared more and more stories, jokes and cat videos (my personal favorite), having about as much fun as you can without being together. One day we were talking about how nice it would be if we could have our own headquarters, a playhouse really if truth be told, to hold reunions. One thing led to another and I playfully posted an announcement about an old off-shore platform that was for sale, created a Kickstarter campaign and asked people to donate so we could buy it. Well, we didn’t have enough time to get a bid in, but we raised about $2,500.00 in two days from our small band of adventurers (It was all refunded to the people who donated).
Although we didn’t get to buy our playhouse, we all took notice how quickly we raised a significant amount of money just among ourselves. I can’t remember who first raised the possibility of banding together and starting our own non-profit, but it was quickly adopted. Having a lot of time on my hands I volunteered to do the paperwork and we incorporated as a non-profit in the great state of Texas and are pursuing 501 3 (c) status with the IRS.
That is how we got started.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, our volunteers, and supporters I want to thank you for visiting our website and reading this blog, I look forward to all comments, questions, or concerns you may have.