A Message From Francis "Buck" Kern

Program Director, Snowball Express

September 11, 2001 changed our world forever and also changed the lives of many American military families. Over the past decade true American Heroes, the men and women of the United States Military and their families, have made and continue to make extraordinary sacrifices to protect our freedom. These American Heroes who were the father or mother of the children we serve have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. America is forever in their debt. The children and spouses that these heroes leave behind have paid perhaps the very highest price for our freedom and we are eternally grateful.

To the public:

Today, many of our service members are returning home and are being reunited with their families. We must remember however that many families will never be reunited with their hero. Many members of the military made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and their children will never be reunited with their dad or mom.

We must not only vow to never forget these military heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, but we must never forget the children of our fallen heroes. These children and their surviving parent have paid a very high price for our freedom and they continue to sacrifice as they live each day without their hero. Our mission at Snowball Express is to serve these children at our annual Snowball Express event and throughout the years.

To our Snowball Express Families:

We give you a solemn promise; we will forever honor the memory of your hero and never forget the sacrifice that they made for this great nation, and we will never forget your children and you and the tremendous sacrifices you continue to make each and every day.

We will work to create hope and wonderful new memories for your children. We will show them that they are not alone, make them feel special, and help them heal.

I look forward to working with all of our amazing sponsors and volunteers this year and I am very excited and honored to be able to work with our wonderful Snowball Express families. Together, let’s make 2017 a spectacular year!

We Honor
PO2 Daniel Beard, USN SFC Mark Raker, USA MAJ David Osborne, USA SPC Michael Cook Jr, USA GYSGT Daryel Kasinger, USMC SGT Gregory Wahl, USA CAPT Todd Bracy, USAF PO1 Gilbert Minjares Jr, USN SRA James Henley, USAF 2NDLT Tobias Alexander, USA LCPL Aaron Boyles, USMC PO1 Adam Henry, USN CWO2 Douglas Jones, USA SPC Timothy Hanley, USA SSG Przemyslaw Mazur, USA SSG Frederick Warren, USA SGT Jose Reyes, USA LTCOL Lawrence Washington, USMC SPC Shane Ahmed, USA SSG Thomas Fogarty, USA SGT Jessie Robinson, USA SSG Miguel Herrera Nolasco, USA CWO2 John Smith, USA PFC Seth Miller, USA SFC Justin Williams, USA
As One of Our Fallen Heroes

Serving the children of our fallen military heroes Snowball Express Could Use Your Help!