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.
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.
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
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.
The MMMF has had a commemorative t-shirt designed in honor of those teams who participated in the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run for the Heroes. This t-shirt was designed specifically for “Wear Red Fridays”, to show support of our military, until they all come home.
There are short sleeve t-shirts available as well.
These special t-shirts will only be available for order until November 11, 2015. All proceeds will be donated to the MMMF to go toward the memorial. Shipping is included in the sale price.