Humans on the Homefront Memorial

$9,435 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 39 months
Tessa TR
on behalf of Theresa Jones
 SAN DIEGO, CA

100% of the proceeds for this Go Fund Me Campaign go to the family of Lt. Cmdr Landon L. Jones, who died 22 September 2013 as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea. Donations will go to his widow and her two small children, featured in the Memorial Day 2016 post for Humans on the Homefront. Funds raised will help in day to day expenses, and education funds for both of their little boys.

The feature as seen on www.humansonthehomefront.com:

"As I was just leaving the hair salon, the receptionist wished me a happy Memorial Day. I kind of smiled and nodded, but cringed too. My husband died in a helicopter crash eight and a half months into a deployment.

Every day for us is Memorial Day. I’ve always been puzzled by Memorial Day. It’s such an odd day to celebrate. We don’t have 9/11 sales. You don’t get a 3 day weekend for Pearl Harbor. The first one was definitely the hardest. The red, white, and blue balloons in the grocery store. The celebrations and parties, for something that is actually pretty somber. We didn’t get his body back, just boxes of his stuff.

I have my own ritual now, where I’ll watch the video from his memorial service. I remember parts of it so well. I remember the woman in uniform who handed our 6 year old son a folded flag. He asked me if he could unfold it, and I remember leaning down to quietly tell him he could not. And I remember seeing the woman who presented the flag crying. And then she had to give a flag to my 3 month old. My friend was holding him. He never met his dad, and he’s got a fist in his mouth, and here she has to give him this folded triangle. And I just remember her crying.

I can’t say it gets easier. It doesn’t. I think you just get better at handling it. I’m not sure true happiness is possible again. Every moment that should be celebrated, from the baby’s first steps to someday, the kids’ college graduations and weddings, is almost immediately overshadowed by how much I wish my husband were here to share that with us. But it does give you an unbelievable appreciation for life, and I’ve definitely learned not to sweat the small stuff. I don’t fault anyone for celebrating Memorial Day. I’ll enjoy the three day weekend. It is the one day when everyone seems to jump on the bandwagon. But it would be so nice if people would reach out to us the rest of the year, too, and remember what the day is really about."

Honor this fallen hero by taking care of his family. Please donate what you can.

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Melinda Dietz
26 months ago

Dear Theresa, I would like to donate through my business and do a fundraiser party for you and your cute family. I'm a SeneGence Distributor it is a high quality of makeup and skin care. Please let me know if you would be willing to let me do this for you. Your story and courage touched my heart. Thanks​ so much! You are in my prayers! Sending you my love!

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$9,435 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 39 months
Created May 29, 2016
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$30
Anonymous
2 months ago
$100
Bob Blanchard
2 months ago

As a living veteran, I accept my responsibility to help those that did not come back and support their families in any way I can. You and your family are in my prayers.

$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
$35
Frank&Carol Hensley
2 months ago
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$100
Krista Anderson
2 months ago
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Suzanne Graeve
2 months ago
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I believe it is our duty as a nation to support military families who pay the ultimate cost for our freedom.

$100
Ann Murray Siefert
2 months ago
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Our family sends prayers for all of you and those adorable boys. Their daddy is smiling down on his precious family!

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Anonymous
2 months ago
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Thor Hedges
2 months ago
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Because of my sister-in-law Kori Yoder

Melinda Dietz
26 months ago

Dear Theresa, I would like to donate through my business and do a fundraiser party for you and your cute family. I'm a SeneGence Distributor it is a high quality of makeup and skin care. Please let me know if you would be willing to let me do this for you. Your story and courage touched my heart. Thanks​ so much! You are in my prayers! Sending you my love!

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