grassroots project to honor fallen military heroes and the families they left behind.
Honor the sacrifice made by our fallen & their families.
MEMORIAL BACK BIBS
We travel to selected events across the country and handout Memorial Back Bibs to individuals who wish to honor our fallen through their event. These bibs contain the names of our fallen warriors and are given at no cost to the racer or the family. Nothing is asked of the racer other than to wear the bib in honor & memory of the sacrifice.
Help heal the seen and unseen wounds of war through endurance sports & fitness.
Through Enduring Heroes we fund potential athletes who are also Active Duty Military, Veterans or Surviving family members so that they may compete in endurance sports as a method of healing and growth. Medals of Honor will help cover the cost of: entry fees, coaching, equipment and travel expenses for these American VIPs!
Connect active duty, veterans, civilians, & surviving families.
We give Americans a tangible way to thank and give back to the families that lost loved ones while serving our Military. Through Medals of Honor individuals can compete in endurance type fitness events as a way to honor fallen U.S. service member and donate their personal finisher’s medal to the surviving family. It doesn’t matter if they are walking their first 5K or racing a full Ironman Triathlon we welcome them to honor the sacrifice via their event. These individuals “racers” are welcome to send personal notes, letters, race swag or any other token they would like to the family to have. We repackaged these items along with a handwritten note from our founder and mail them off to their fallen hero’s family. We enclose a card that gives the name, state, and event of the person who honored their loved one. These Remembrance Packages act as a physical reminder that their fallen loved one’s service, sacrifice and life in NOT forgotten; we remember!
Recycle / Repurpose / Remember
Medals of Honor is a self-funded military campaign. Your generous donation of your retired military uniforms and supplies helps to cover the expense of sending out Remembrance Packages to surviving families of our fallen military. So dust off your old uniforms, toss them into a box and let’s show the families of our fallen warriors they have not been forgotten. Please include your name, branch, rank and years served so we can tell the story of your uniform and service.
We gladly accept military uniforms, duffle bags, patches, canvas tents & bags
Please send your uniforms(s) to Medals of Honor / Valor Bands PO Box 681401 Franklin, Tennessee 37068. Please include your name, rank, branch served and years of service. Thank you!
Make your finisher medals matter
Register to race for a fallen hero.
Nominate a hero to be honored
Run. Bike. Swim. Triathlon. Or get muddy in honor of your fallen American hero.
Send us your finishers medal. We will send it to your heroes family along with a hand written note.
Use the items below as a way to honor and remember your hero during your race/event.
Event/Race bibs containing your heroes name.
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ValorBands are upcycled wearable art that reminds us of the sacrifices made by our military and support the families of our fallen military through sales of these items. Each Valor Band is made from donated military uniforms. Each Valor Band comes with information on the service member who donated his/her uniform and each band is dedicated to the memory of a fallen American Hero. Your purchase symbolizes a commitment to honoring every sacrifice made.
Find what we're up to and be inspired by people just like you who are making their finisher medals matter.
Passionate. Purpose Driven. Military Advocates.
Amy’s journey to giveback through her combat boots started in 2011 when her oldest and only biological son left straight out of high school to the United States Marine Corps. Since 2011 Amy has completed over 35 events/races in combat boots all over the country (5K up to and including a 50K marathon and full Ironman).
Amy has been featured in Runner’s World Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, On Your Left Magazine, Ironman.com, Irongirl.com, CBN (Christian Broadcast Network), U.S Patriot Tactical, and Swiftwick.com,
Jane Horton is a Gold Star family and casualty policy advisor, veterans and Gold Star family advocate, as well as a writer and commentator.
She is the proud Gold Star wife of SPC Christopher Horton, an Army sniper killed in action on September 9, 2011 in Paktia, Afghanistan. Her passion is to speak for those left behind in war, to be a voice and advocate for those who have none, and to engage in the nation that so many have fought, bled and died for.
Horton was appointed by General Odierno in 2012 to serve and assist on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Survivor Advisory Working Group and continues to serve to the day. She has an extensive political, security and legislative relations background and has volunteered over 6,000 hours serving the survivor population of the United States military. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Roger’s State University.
Horton has been featured on ABC, Drudge, CNN, Huffington Post, USA Today, The Blaze, Fox and Friends, The Dennis Miller Show, Huckabee, Hannity, The Washington Examiner, and the Kelly File, along with numerous other paper publications and talk shows.
April is a graduate of MTSU with a degree in Psychology and minors in Human Performance and Nutrition. She is currently going through the process to become a health and wellness coach and obtaining her personal training certification.
April is the founder of Combat Boot Divas. She’s married to Aaron, who is a soldier in the Army National Guard. Together they have three children, DJ, Suzie and Georgia.
April’s journey in combat boots began in a quiet, painful manner. She began running to get away from her husband and his post-war issues. On day, on a whim, she ordered combat boots. If she was going to run through the pain, she decided it must be for a good cause. The pain turned to pity which turned to pride which turned to determination. She is now using this determination to help other women who are struggling with the roller coaster of PTSD. Prior to the inception of Combat Boot Divas, she was a leader of Wives of Faith.
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Medals of Honor proudly supports and works closely with other military nonprofits and organizations. Medals of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ID #47-5273214 All of the fallen in our database have been put there and requested to be honored by their loved one(s). We NEVER give out or share the contact information of our surviving families. Copyright 2014 Medals of Honor All Rights Reserved