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Retired Military, Civilian/Non-Military, Reservists, Active Duty without Dependent, and DOD Federal Employees
July 2nd, 2019
Hunt Heroes Foundation (HHF), the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), recently hosted more than 25 Memorial Day events at military communities around the nation, joining over 20,000 other runners and walkers around the world to remember America's fallen heroes and show support for the families they left behind.
The wear blue Memorial Day event uses the power of community and the accessibility of running and walking for community members to become a living memorial through their steps to honor generations of America's fallen heroes. This year's run encouraged participants to Make Memorial Day Your Mission. It's a stark reminder to all Americans that Memorial Day is a time to honor the sacrifices of the American military member families.
"We couldn't be more humbled and honored to play a role in supporting the wear blue mission, and help grow its Memorial Day event," stated John Ehle, President of HHF and HMC. "We have access to hundreds of thousands of Service Members and their families, many who have lost a friend or family member while serving. This partnership between the HHF and wear blue allows us the opportunity to spread the wear blue message while allowing our residents the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to their fallen comrades."
Each event began with a Circle of Remembrance where the name of a military member killed in war is called out. Events were organized throughout the United States and abroad. Hunt Military Communities had more than 3,000 participants walk or run a total of just under 10,000 miles.
For two years, HHF has a partnership with wear blue: run to remember. Through generous donations, HHF has given more than $30,000 to wear blue, in addition to orchestrating the Memorial Day events.
HHF encourages growth and development by funding projects that address community challenges in the areas of health, education, housing and overall community support. Its focus is to improve the quality of life for military families who sacrifice so much day-in and day-out.
To find out how you can be more involved in wear blue: run to remember or the Hunt Heroes Foundation log onto: huntheroesfoundation.org
About Hunt Heroes Foundation
Formed in 2018, the Hunt Heroes Foundation proudly serves military families, partners and communities through opportunities and ideas generated by our people and partnerships. Together, the HHF will discover new ways to ensure we help bring a positive change to the communities in which we live and work. www.huntheroesfoundation.org
About Hunt Military Communities
As the most experienced and largest owner of military housing in the nation, Hunt Military Communities offers unsurpassed quality and service to more than 200,000 residents in over 52,000 homes on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army installations throughout the country. With a 50-year legacy and a partnership with the Department of Defense, Hunt strives to build communities characterized by three clear promises: 5-star service, connectedness, and a culture of trust. For more information, visit www.huntmilitarycommunities.com.
About wear blue: run to remember:
Our running community unites and supports military and their families, veterans, Gold Star families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships. We motivate and empower individuals to healthier, more inspired living. More than 500,000 military members, their families, Gold Star families, veterans, retirees and civilians have participated in a wear blue event since its inception in 2010. www.wearblueruntoremember.org