What We Do
Remembering the Brave Ceremonies
The Armed Forces are steeped in tradition and ceremony. It is only fitting that similar gravity is considered when honoring the families of the brave. Remembering the accomplishments and lives of the brave is very important. Each year we provide the forum in where we honor our heroes' families with the dignified presentation of the mounted medals, as well as any posthumous awards and decorations.
The following elements add to our night of remembrance. Donations can be made in support of any aspect of our events:
Military medals represent concrete evidence of a service members' bravery and accomplishments. The veteran's administration and the military services can provide a replacement set of service medals to veterans or their families, but these medals arrive individually, not mounted as they would be worn on a uniform.
Remembering the Brave assists the Casualty Assistance Officers and the families of our heroes by ensuring these medals are mounted in accordance with the proper military regulations and then creating the venues in which they are presented with military precision, often by those who served with them in combat. Helping our returning service members meet their friends' families in the Remembering the Brave Ceremonies creates bonds of healing that are unlike any other.Read more about the Remembering the Brave Coins presented during the ceremonies with the mounted medals.
Healing through Comrarderie
The family of each service member is more than mother or father, husband or wife, brother or sister. Family also includes comrades-in-arms. Often, the healing process requires all family members be present. We provide transportation for military members who served with the honored brave to participate in the Remembering the Brave Ceremonies and continue to help our Gold Star families through these most difficult times.
By donating your airline miles to our "Hero Miles" program, your donation will help transport service members and Gold Star families to Remembering the Brave ceremonies. The Remembering the Brave Ceremony offers Gold Star families an opportunity to meet the men and women who served with their fallen hero, allowing all in attendance to celebrate their heroism and remember them in an atmosphere of care and national pride. This evening of celebration and remembrance allows all in attendance to share in a path toward healing.
Hall of Heroes Memorial
Nearly 60 years passed before the World War II memorial was erected. By then, our memories had faded and the stories of these brave young men and women were lost. Our dream is to ensure that the names, faces and deeds of our modern heroes are never forgotten. One-by-one we have begun building a temporary traveling memorial and virtual web site so that their legacies are preserved. Soon, everyone will be able to learn about the legacies of our heroes at hall-of-heroes.org.
Through the generous support of our supporters, we are able to carry forth our fallen heroes' legacies through perpetual scholarships established in their names at the High Schools that they attended.
Remembering the Brave Armed Forces Memorial Matches
The Remembering the Brave Armed Forces Memorial Matches draw competitors from around the country to Colorado and Virginia to compete for special trophies honoring the memories of service members and public servants.
Kids Can Make a Difference Aluminum Drive
In addition to raising money for the Remembering the Brave Hall of Heroes, this program teaches kids about helping others, caring for the environment, and becoming responsible citizens. Since 2008, the Remembering the Brave Foundation has partnered with local Fire Stations and schools to raise awareness for this cause. The Kids Can Make a Difference Aluminum Drive is a great way for kids to learn about recycling, the environment, volunteering and what it means to be a Veteran and how important public service is to our great country.
Remembering the Brave Run for Remembrance -10K, 5K Ruck Race and 1 Mile Kids' Fun Run
Starting in 2010, the Remembering the Brave Run for Remembrance will raise money to support and honor fallen service members' families in their time of enormous loss. Learn more about the race.