HOW YOU CAN HELP!
1. Sponsor a core runner.
2. Sponsor to offset costs including accommodations, insurance, and t-shirts.
3. Volunteer for assigned tasks & logistics.
4. Patriotic Americans to be at each Hero Marker for families.
5. Help with media awareness including social media, radio, TV, newspapers etc.
CRITICAL NEEDS - If you have any interest or contacts, please fill out our contact form.
Most importantly, we need your presence at one or more Hero Markers near you. (Check out the route above for where we are going.) One of the most important ways to honor our New York Fallen Military Members is to be at the Hero Marker when the run team arrives. There will be a Hero Marker placed approximately every three to four miles along the 146 mile route from the Onondaga County Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Syracuse to the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at La Fayette Park in downtown Albany. These runners need to be appreciated and encouraged as they are investing 3 days and going a distance of 146 miles in honor of our New York Fallen and their families. By visibly showing support, it energizes the runners and inspires them to continue, knowing that there are others who appreciate the effort, not for themselves, but for those who they run for.
Gold Star Families are encouraged to stand by your Hero's Marker, bring your Honor and Remember personalized flags, banners, photos, posters, friends, family, and co-workers. The runners will stop at your mile marker and honor you and your loved one. Look at last years photos to get an idea.
Veterans and Patriots, we need you! Come out on your own or with your local organization. Community clubs such as Elks, Ruritans, Rotary, Lions , Eagles, etc., we need everyone to be a part of making this tribute journey amazing.
Public Safety Officials - We have incorporated our newest Honor and Sacrifice Flag for Fallen First Responders. If you are in the law enforcement, fire and rescue or EMT communities, please consider joining us and carrying this new tribute in honor of your brethren.
Schools, churches, businesses, corporations, patriotic Americans, all, come out into your community and support this incredible effort to NEVER FORGET.
We have specific days and times scheduled so that you can plan your day around a Hero Marker, click on route links above.