To Honor and Remember……

July 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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Soldiers Angel Lisa Palmer, organized a beautiful Balloon Release to honor & remember the fallen heroes from Washington …the 5-2 Stryker Brigade, the 81st BDE, The Tomahawks, etc.
Saturday morning started off with the  Run to Remember group, finishing up at Pioneer Park and celebrating the birthday of fallen hero Spc. Anthony Paci before participating in the Balloon Release.  Words can’t really describe this gathering except to say it was love in all of it’s splendor.  I feel very blessed to have been a witness to such heart and to have had the opportunity to stand with these brave families to honor our heroes. It was overwhelming on so many levels.  Thanks Lisa for working so hard to make sure there was reverence in every little detail and for providing an opportunity to come together as a community in support of our Gold Star families to honor and remember.

Gold Star Mothers Julie Aamot and Helene Paci …(Spc. Aaron Aamot and Spc. Anthony Paci)
Gold Star Wife Erica Paci
Chaplain Gary Lewis, who arrived home a couple of days ago,  leads us in a moment of silence and Prayer.

It’s important for us all to make each day an opportunity to show our support, to honor and remember and walk the walk of gratitude.  Gold Star families….we continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers.


Memorial Day

May 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Posted in Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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“Our hearts pour out in grief… there is no punctuation, no start or finish… just moments when we must pause and catch our breath. ” (RuntoRemember)

To all of  our Gold Star Families, we send our love, support and prayers. You are always in our hearts. We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of your loved one…they will always be remembered.

A special group of friends dedicate themselves to making sure our heroes are not forgotten. Thank you Buffaloes and Run to Remember…

On Memorial day…….

A flag of every fallen warrior was placed on the fence of the airfield

23 Brave Warriors from the 5 2 1 17 remembered

More photos can be found on facebook. From the Run to Remember page & Group-

“The soldiers of 5th Brigade have been fighting an amazing battle in Afghanistan, and standing behind these brave young men are their amazing families.

The purpose of this group is to get out there and RUN!!! Let the community see a mass of men and women supporting OUR soldiers… Wear your unit’s shirt with pride and REMIND our community that our soldiers are out there in Afghanistan, fighting the tough fight. Not everyone is coming home. These amazing young men MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN!

Come run with the families of 5th Brigade Saturdays to honor our warriors and remember our fallen.”

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