Ross Perot, A True Patriot
With the great American patriot and philanthropist, Ross Perot, whose generosity made possible tributes
to the families of the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Nation’s Capital.
Carmella served as Executive Director of the White House Commission on Remembrance for 2000 to 2010.
She initiated a Time of Remembrance tribute to bring together families of those who died in Iraq
or Afghanistan to honor and remember their sacrifice.
With a dream to unit the Families of our Fallen, more than 100 letters seeking financial assistance were
sent to defense contractors – two responded. Carmella then contacted Ross Perot, who recognized the
great importance of A Time of Remembrance and promptly offered to help. Mr. Perot almost single-handedly
financed the Time of Remembrance events in 2006 and 2007, making the dream a reality – the Families
of our Fallen united as one knowing their lost loved ones would never be forgotten.
Ross Perot is a true American patriot. His heartfelt compassion and great generosity has benefited thousands
of families of those who died in service to our Country.
God bless you, Mr. Perot, and thank you!