For Immediate Release: August 30, 2019
Contact: Theresa Johnson
8K Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk, or Roll, honors the 8,000+ service members who have died in the service of our country since September 11, 2001.
What: On September 5ththrough September 14th, the 8th Annual, 8K Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk, or Roll, formerly known as the Fisher House Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, will take place on Ford Island. This event honors the 8,000+ service members who have died in the service of our country since September 11, 2001.
Why: The Boot Memorial Hero & Remembrance Run is a unique memorial for the fallen of this generation, surrounded by the Pearl Harbor memorials of generations pasts. Here the roads of Ford Island will be lined with combat boots, each boot representing a service member who has fallen, either in combat or in garrison after 9-11. Each boot will have the photo of the honored fallen, as well as information to tell those in attendance the fallen’s name, branch of service, the date and location of their passing.
Thu, Sep 05, Ford Island, Placing Boots for Remembrance Run
Sat, Sep 07, Ford Island, 8th Annual, "8K Hero & Remembrance Run"
Sat, Sep 07, Ford Island, Placing Boots for Hero Remembrance Display
Sat, Sep 14, Ford Island, Boot Memorial Pack up and Cleanup
ALL NONMILITARY ID CARDHOLDER WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET A BASE SPONSORED PASS. All access to Ford Island will be accessible from 0400-0645. Since this is a military installation everyone including all nonmilitary ID card holders are subject to search per base regulations.
Where: Ford Island | Ford Island, Hawaii
Who: This is the 8th year for this event which was started in 2012 by Theresa Johnson, the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance, Army Spouse of the Year. Johnson, previously stationed at Fort Campbell, created the idea for the boot display in Hawaii to promote the Fisher House and to honor and remember Fallen Service Members. While the event continues in Hawaii, the original idea has expanded into events at three other military installations – Fort Bragg, NC; Foot Hood, TX; and Fort Campbell, which has incorporated a boot display into its Military Survivor Appreciation Week.
How YOU can help: Boot Memorial Hero & Remembrance is looking for volunteers to help set up and support the run and display afterwards.