Since 2001, over 6,500 U.S. Servicemembers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Around half of these Servicemembers were married, leaving an estimated 3,200 Military Widows across our country, from the wars alone. These numbers do not include our heroes who lost their lives in non-combat ways leaving countless more Military Widows. While the Servicemember’s sacrifice is acknowledged, many simply forget or fail to recognize the sacrifice of the spouse who is now left a Military Widow. Oftentimes the invisible wounds of Military Widows are disregarded due to age or a simple lack of knowledge and understanding.
The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter. Military Widow to Military Widow. The website houses ideas, stories, and advice, we have compiled a multitude of resources to help with the lifetime of struggles that come along with being a military widow.