Remember 30: A Virtual Memorial

By Boot Girl Myra

In the first seven days this month Americans suffered an enormous loss of life in military operations. Not only 30 lives on August 6th but the five days preceding and the day after claimed lives in several provinces of Afghanistan.  These heartbreaking events remind us that while our most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden is dead, there are many enemies of freedom working to destroy it.   The tragic loss of life this past week in multiple operations is a cruel reminder of this reality.

Stop for a minute today and say a prayer of thanks for your freedom, and for the families who are suffering immeasurable loss on your behalf.  And consider one thing you can do to demonstrate your gratitude for living in a country that values freedom and individual rights.  Here are just a few options to choose from:

Remember 30 – August 25 is the day slated for the national memorial to the 30 lives lost on August 6th.  We ask everyone to put their boots on to honor these fallen and support their families.

Get Your Boots On – Proceeds from boot purchases in the month of August will be donated to UWSF.  So get your boots and make a difference for the spouses whose lives were suddenly altered the first week in August.

Funds donated to the United Warrior Survivor Foundation will be put to use in the immediate response to surviving spouses of Special Operations personnel. This response includes providing Comfort Bags to widows and travel for loved ones and UWSF mentors to be with grieving spouses.

Post A Photo – for the rest of the month of August, use the Remember 30 memorial logo as your profile pic and encourage your friends and family to honor our fallen.

Tell a Friend – when was the last time you told someone what you appreciate about your freedom?  Take a moment and honor all 6178 of our fallen heroes since September 11, 2001, by telling others of your gratitude.

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About BootCampaign

The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Campaign is a new way Americans can show their support for our active duty service members and veterans. This grassroots campaign has captured the attention of American celebrities and civilians – from professional athletes, politicians, country music stars and more – and is quickly gaining momentum. Money raised will support troops and veterans through the work of the Lone Survivor Foundation and other charities.
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7 Responses to Remember 30: A Virtual Memorial

  1. Angela says:

    Boots on! 🙂

  2. BOOTS ON! (But not 31 for Bart too?)

  3. Margaret Yeomans says:

    where do we get the boots?

  4. Our team will purchase 30 pairs of boots in August to honor these fallen heroes. Thanks for this post – you guys are the vest.

  5. Nicol says:

    My boots are ready for Aug 25- for 30+ others in Afghanistan and two special operations pilots killed Aug 8th when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Georgia.Capt. John D. Hortman and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regimen. Their H-6M Little Bird, a light attack helicopter, crashed on a live-fire range at Fort Benning Georgia. They were part of a routine exercise with Army Rangers and other special operations forces.
    Hortman served as Special Operations Light Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader and Redd was a fully mission qualified AH-6M aviator and armament platoon leader.
    Redd had 12 deployments, 10 in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, 19 years in the military and 10 years supporting Special Operations forces.
    Love & Thanks to all 6178 lost since 9-11-01, their families, & the injuried.

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