First Responder Families

First responders—firefighters, police officers, paramedics and
emergency medical technicians—dedicate themselves to aiding
and protecting citizens in emergency situations.

They put others’ safety and well-being above their own, often at great risk to themselves. The tragic events of 9-11 and the COVID-19 pandemic offer dramatic proof of the heroism and self-sacrifice of America’s first responders. Yet, because these men and women often serve in anonymity, their dedication to duty can be lost to posterity. By creating and sharing a permanent record of their service, current and future generations gain insights and inspiration.

Americans All is a nonprofit community-outreach program that specifically benefits
non-academic school activities and small business/service providers by using
a unique storytelling tool and turnkey fundraising approach.

Despite our successful distribution of supplemental classroom resources to more than 2,000 schools and libraries nationwide, we aim to stay clear of the divisive politics that are now affecting the teaching of social studies in many school districts. We now focus on providing students with resources that can support their participation in non-academic school activities. We have also repurposed our unique storytelling tool to enable students to help families that lost a member(s) to COVID-19 to gain closure, and to permanently preserve the memories, contributions and achievements of their loved one(s). We also need to recognize the incredible, unselfish work of the first responders who risked their own lives to help those in need.

As a proud member of a first responder family, or an individual who has benefited from their service, you will want to join Americans All. Our program uses legacy stories to highlight the contributions and common experiences of all Americans. We want to uphold our nation’s values of diversity, tolerance and acceptance by investing 80 percent of our membership and subscription revenue to help students participate in our democracy, economy and workforce. 

Our program is free to individuals, families and nonprofits, and we provide members with a template to create a story. Members also receive a free, one-year trial subscription to our Social Legacy Network to get discounts from our program's business partners. After the trial period, members can subscribe to the Social Legacy Network for only $4 per month to continue receiving discounts on goods and services from program partners.

Americans All members can create and edit a legacy story and share and preserve it forever on our Web-based Heritage Honor Roll and on the home pages of our Legacy Partners. This story:

  •  Can contain up to 2,000 words, of which 1,000 can be password protected.
  •  Can be published in multiple languages and be updated at no cost.
  •  Can be enhanced with photographs, home movies and audio recordings.
  •  Can include links to other Heritage Honor Roll legacy stories, social media sites and other Web pages.
  •  Can be shortened to print on an 8½” x 11” template to share with family and friends.

Click here for tips on “How to create a legacy story.”

Click here for tips on “Storytelling for younger children.”

Click here to view our program overview.

Click here to register for Americans All so you can create and share a legacy story and receive program benefits.

Any questions? Please contact Americans All.