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Great News – The Wall & Stars Being Built

The nine wall panels and all stars from the memorial design being built at the quarry.

Fun fact: Each of these monoliths (the wall portions in the back) are 2200lbs and will stand over 7′ tall when assembled. Total weight of back wall will be over 37,000lbs!

WALL PANELS

STARS

March 9, 2017 (Coast Guard portion of the wall)

March 10, 2017 (Marines portion of the wall)

March 13, 2017
(Marines portion of the wall)

March 13, 2017 (Air Force portion of the wall)

March 14, 2017 (Marine section of the wall being stood up and relocated into line)

March 23, 2017 (Cap for stars being designed and view of back wall)

The memorial on it’s way from Ohio to Missouri. It’s almost time…

THE FINAL DESIGN WILL LOOK LIKETHIS WHEN IT IS COMPLETE:

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6th Annual 5K Walk/Run for the Heroes

 

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REGISTRATION FEE(S):
$25 for ages 11+

$15 for ages 10 and under

OFFLINE REGISTRATION:
Click below for the Registration Form:
Mail-in Registration Form

ONLINE REGISTRATION:
Ages 11 and up: click here
Ages 10 & under: click here

 

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If you cannot attend the 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run for the Heroes, but would still like to contribute you can make a donation using secure Paypal below. Please be sure to add in the team name that you would like your donation to go to. Thank you.


 



There will be a timer available for registered runners who would like to clock their time at the finish line.

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Favazz, emcee of the 5k Walk/Run for the Heroes

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All of our fundraisers have one goal in common: to raise money so that we can build a memorial to honor Missouri’s fallen military personnel who were killed in action or a casualty of war during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Desert Storm/Shield wars; this is our Phase Two project.

Our Phase One project, the Gold Star Pavilion, was erected at Jefferson Barrack Park in 2014. To see more pictures, and learn more about our nonprofit, please visit our About section on this website. 

DEADLINES

Registration (with t-shirt) deadline is September 13, 2016

Registration (with no t-shirt) deadline is October 5, 2016
*You may still register for the 5K Walk/Run for the Heroes on the day of the event. 

TEAMPRIZES

Register a team of 10 or more by September 13th:

  • We’ll make you a sign representing your team or hero to be displayed on the 5K route that you (the Team Captain) get to take home at the end of the 5K.
  • Earn free team personalized 5K t-shirts, for every member of your team, with your team name printed on the back.

TSHIRTS
In order to receive a t-shirt, with your paid registration, please register no later than September 13, 2016. No t-shirt orders can be processed after this date due to our vendor deadline.

T-SHIRT PICK UP DAY:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 (at the Gold Star Pavilion)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

T-SHIRT SIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

(please select the size desired on your registration)
YOUTH – Extra Small (2T-4T) | Small (4-6) | Medium (8-10) | Large (10-12)
ADULT – Small | Medium | Large | Extra Large | 2X | 3X

THIS YEARS DESIGN:
To be announced. 

PAST T-SHIRT DESIGNS:

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Fredbird®Fredbird® of the St. Louis Cardinals will be back to help kick off the festivities from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 

 

 

 

 

 

69517b8f-6990-47ff-85b3-d22850fd9405Louie Blues of the St. Louis Blues will also be back to help kick off this years 5K from 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PatriotGuardRidersLogo The St. Louis Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders will be in attendance once again this year to show their support & respect for our fallen military personnel.

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Gateway Blue Star Mothers of Missouri & Illinois will be hosting a table where all ages can make “Cards for Troops” to show their support for our active duty military personnel.

 

 

 

 

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Enter through the North Gate off of Broadway heading south. Take first left at Gark Road. Head east on Gark and turn south (right) on Bagby Road. Take an immediate left (east) into parking area for pavilion.

You can use this link to help you sort out your personal directions via Google Maps.

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To join our Facebook event page and keep up on the latest information please visit: www.facebook.com/events/1210241715675920

Fore more detailed information about the 5K Walk/Run for the Heroes please visit our website by clicking here.

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To sponsor our 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run for the Heroes, please visit our Corporate Sponsorship page located at this location.

5 STAR SPONSOR: Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand
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3 STAR SPONSOR: Truck Centers, Inc. 
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Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand

Remember Ella? Ella raised $3003 for the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation last year simply by having a lemonade stand outside of her home. You may remember a post we made about her when she made the local news. Well, she’s back at it again and this time…this time her goal is even higher. Ella’s goal for this year is a whopping $9000!

This young lady inspires all of us at the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation. As our President & Founder always says, “We need more Ella’s in this world“.

This years Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand begins on July 1st, 2016. You can visit Ella to try some of her delicious lemonade by making a donation. The address is 1510 River Birch Drive,  St. Peters, M0 63376 and their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ellaslemonade so you can keep up on what days she’ll have her stand up & running.

If you can’t make it, but would still like to contribute to Ella’s efforts please send a check or money order to the address listed above with the check made payable to the MMMF or Missouri Military Memorial Foundation.

If you would prefer to make a donation online you can do so right here on our website using secure PayPal. Please be sure to enter a “note” that the donation should be counted towards Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand so we can add that to her total raised.

Ella, thank you so much for all you do. You’re such a wonderful young lady and we feel honored to call you our friend.

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Flags of Valor at Art Hill in Forest Park – September 6 – 11th, 2016

 American Military Heroes to be honored by Art Installation on the Anniversary of September 11th. Nearly 7,000 flags will be on display at Art Hill in St. Louis St Louis, Missouri

Flags Of Valor from Redline Production & Post on Vimeo.

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On 9-11-2016, America’s Heartland Remembers (AHR) will fill Art Hill – the iconic St. Louis destination in Forest Park – with nearly 7,000 American Flags. This awe-inspiring display, which will be known as “Flags of Valor” will pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting the War on Terror since 9-11-2001 to keep us free and safe here at home.

Each and every flag will bear the name and photo of those who so bravely served their country, but never came home. The flags will be placed in chronological order according to the date they lost their lives and will allow loved ones and visitors to walk through the massive display so they can easily find and honor each hero.

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AHR wants to ensure Gold Star Families have the opportunity to bring their Hero’s flag home. Family members can acquire their Hero’s flag at a reduced rate by visiting FlagsofValorUSA.com. Here, they can also search for the location of their Hero’s flag on the Art Hill prior to the September 11th weekend event.

Additionally, members of the general public can sponsor a flag for a Gold Star Family, as well as acquire an unclaimed flag for a small donation. Apart from helping America’s Heartland Remembers fund two memorials for a fallen New York firefighter and a Marine from Iowa, all profits from the event will be donated to four (4) not-for-profit organizations that are closely aligned with the mission of America’s Heartland Remembers one of which includes the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation.

The MMMF has created a Facebook event page to help spread the word of this fantastic Flags of Valor display that will honor those who gave all for us.  Please be sure to follow this event page at the following location:
https://www.facebook.com/events/293258004357989

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Gold Star Pavilion Brick Campaign

Due to popular demand our brick campaign is back, but only until July 31, 2016. If you missed ordering a brick before, and would like to do so now, please click on the link below to submit your order.

You can honor your fallen hero or any hero who served. Bricks are $200 each and all proceeds will go toward Phase 2 Project – the memorial itself. All bricks will be installed at our Gold Star Pavilion in Jefferson Barracks Park after the campaign deadline.

Click here to order

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