Riordan Memorial Fund lands grant

The Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Memorial Fund was among the recipients when the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation announced more than $100,000 in grants and free consulting services to support the legacy projects of 20 Gold Star Families in 17 states.

This recent round of grants, the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation announced, is awarded to families who are creating a long-lasting legacy for their fallen warrior by inspiring and giving back to their community.

"As a Gold Star Sister, I love my job because every day I am helping fellow Gold Star Families throughout the nation. From discussing nonprofit strategy and operations, to promoting community fundraisers and events, I know that we are working to keep the legacies of these fallen heroes alive," Lisa Reinhardt, Grants Administrator at Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, said in a press release. "At the end of the day, that's what we all want — that our loved ones' names are celebrated and remembered."

Riordan graduated from St. John Vianney High School in 2001 and earned both the Gold Circle and Marianist Awards. He was involved in Photo Club, Year Book Club, plays and musicals, the Letterman's Club, varsity cross country, varsity track and varsity football. 

Lt. Riordan was killed in action while serving his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The scholarship fund at St. John Vianney High School was set up to honor his legacy and is given to a student with financial need and who represents the qualities of faith, honor and service.

For more information on Lt. Riordan and the Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Memorial Scholarship Fund visit

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