News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • May 9, 2018

    8th Annual Our Community Salutes Recognition Ceremony

    The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, NEOPAT, is proud to present Our Community Salutes, a community based initiative recognizing and honoring high school seniors who are enlisting in the Armed Forces after graduation.


    EJ Thomas Hall
    Akron, OH
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • June 6, 2018

    NEOPAT Military Appreciation Luncheon

    NEOPAT invites you to our Military Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, June 6. Hear the stories of Hershel “Woody” Williams at the Union Club in Downtown Cleveland on Wednesday, June 6th, in memory of D-Day and as a fundraiser to support the building of the Gold Star Families Monument here in Cleveland. The event will feature keynote speaker Hershel “Woody” Williams and the Medal of Honor Foundation. Mr. Williams is an incredible speaker and will be sharing his passion for Gold Star Families. He is the sole surviving WW2 Marine Corp Medal of Honor recipient, a living legend, and is sure to inspire. Tickets are available here at $45 per person or if interested, $1,000 for a 10-person sponsorship table and VIP reception, presented by NEOPAT.

    Union Club Cleveland
    1211 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115

  • August 30, 2018

    7th Annual NEOPAT Golf Outing

    Details to come!


    Sand Ridge Golf Club
    Chardon, Ohio

Recent News

2018 Purple Heart Presentation to Corporal Ronald Potter

Ron Potter joined the Marine Corps in April 2001. After completing boot camp and the School of Infantry, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines and completed two deployments to Southeast Asia with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Essex. In 2003, Ron was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, with which he deployed to Iraq in 2004 and participated in the 2nd Battle of Fallujah. He remained in the service for another deployment in 2005, this time near the Syrian border to help secure a free election for the Iraqi people. He received his […]

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NEOPAT: A Year in Review

2017 was a year to be proud of for NEOPAT. We will continue to assist more local military families in Northeast Ohio in 2018 and beyond!  

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Music Therapy Retreat 2017

The Challenge America team traveled to Cleveland, partnering with the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to provide a Music Therapy Retreat for our local veterans on October 19-22, 2017. While the majority of our therapy occurred at the beautiful Lodge at Geneva on the Lake, The Hall of Fame hosted our final event: a private concert of veterans’ music for family and friends in the amazing Foster Theater. During this event, veterans and songwriters took the stage to share their creations. NEOPAT could not be more fortunate to have such a generous and […]

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The Osborn Family

Meet the Osborn Family. Josh, is a medic in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and he and his wife Megan would love to share their family’s story with all of you. NEOPAT was honored to be able to assist such an incredible family during their time of need!  

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The Branham Family

During a time when fond family memories were to begin, Staff Sergeant Kyle Branham and his wife and daughter found themselves in a different position. Upon buying their first home in Akron, Ohio in 2016, problems began that Kyle nor his wife could imagine possible. An inspection was completed on this home and sold by a credited realtor, so when the Branham family noticed an addition built on the house before they moved in, they didn’t think much of it. Ninety days into moving into their first home, water began backing up in every place that it could. Kyle immediately […]

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To all the kind folks at NEOPAT, thank you for your generosity and Happy Holidays!

- LTC Ed Meade, Garrison Commander, Camp Ravenna JMTC