American Widow Project

War and Peace
American Widow Project

Geography: United States

Founded: 2007


PO Box 1573
Buda, TX 78610

About the American Widow Project

Since 2001, over 6,500 U.S. service members have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Around half of these service members were married, leaving an estimated 3,200 military widows across our country, from the wars alone. These numbers do not include the heroes who lost their lives in non-combat ways leaving countless more military widows. While the service member’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. The American Widow Project is a network of military widows who support each other and remain connected through the Project's site, film, newsletter, hotline and events.