In the summer ’07, we wanted to teach our sons who our true heroes are - the men and women who have served or are serving our country. Grateful American Coin was founded on the belief that it is out of a deep sense of gratitude that we should honor and acknowledge the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military. In doing so, we should individually do what we can, however small, to help those service men and women who have sustained the most severe injuries. By November ’07, we established a non-profit, Grateful American Coin, designed our own coin, set up a website and partnered with Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots to be our beneficiary from our net proceeds. We are supported 100% by volunteers.