By Betsy Thorpe
Founded in Murfreesboro Tennessee by Daryl Mackin, “A Soldiers Child Birthday Foundation” was established to serve the children of fallen military personnel who have given their lives on active duty while defending our country. The inspiration for the foundation came to Mackin, while he was preparing for his own son’s surprise birthday party. “I was sitting at my computer at work, where on my wall I have a memorial of Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski. Marc is the son of my neighbors, Henry and Fay Golczynski, and a fallen solder of the Iraq war. “ Confronted with the sad thought that Golczgnski’s young son would never receive a gift from or enjoy a birthday party planned by his father, Mackin was moved to establish ” A Soldiers Child Birthday Foundation,” an organization that aims to serve the children of fallen military personnel by providing then with meaningful birthday gifts in memory of their fallen parent.
On Saturday, November 7th the Bellevue Republican Breakfast Club will host foundation founder, Daryl Mackin as their featured guest speaker. The monthly breakfast club meeting begins at 8:00 am and will be held in the private dining room inside the Shoney’s Restaurant located in Bellevue on Highway 70 South. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in learning more about “A Soldiers Child Birthday Foundation” or in the local Republican Party is welcome to attend the meeting. Seating in the dining room is available starting at 7:00 am.
Go here for more information on “A Soldier’s Child Birthday Foundation.”