HONOR our nation’s fallen heroes, HEAL the unseen wounds of war for both our surviving families and veterans, CONNECT surviving family members & veterans with the civilian community
Featuring post-race songwriters round with Marine veteran and country singer Adam Warner & friends
Past Honor The Fallen 5K event photos galleries + video footage for media coverage [view/download here]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2023) – Memories of Honor, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Nashville is preparing for the 8th annual Honor the Fallen 5K, set for Saturday, May 13 at The Grove in College Grove, Tennessee. The honorary 5K event is an opportunity for the community to honor and show respect for fallen veterans and their families. MOH is currently seeking volunteers, donors and sponsors for the May 13 event which typically draws several hundred participants every year. To register, volunteer, participate or sponsor, visit honorthefallen5k.com.
HTF5K is not “just another 5K”. It’s a community event to bring together families of the fallen, veterans, and civilians in a healing environment to honor our fallen service members to honor, heal, and connect. Memories of Honor strongly believe that our fallen and their families deserve to be honored, remembered, and recognized more than one day per year. This is why our mission is to make every day Memorial Day.
“We believe our fallen service members and their families deserve to be honored and remembered not just on Memorial Day, but every day,” said Amy Cotta, founder of Memories of Honor. “Our mission is to make every day Memorial Day by creating living, breathing memorials so no life loss as a result of serving our country goes forgotten.”
HTF5K uniquely fosters patriotism and gratitude where participants wear a Fallen Hero Memorial Bib containing the name of a fallen US service member. Many of the families of the fallen are on hand to meet the participants.
HTF5K will also feature a songwriter round post race, hosted by country recording artist & Marine veteran Adam Warner and Army veteran, Mark Addison Chandler.
MAY 13 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7:00am – Race attendee packet-pickup opens
8:50am – Color Guard
9:00am – HTF5K race start
10:00am – HTF5K awards
10:10am – Passing of The Flag Ceremony
10:20am – Memorial Mile start
10:30am – Food Service & Songwriters round begins (featuring Adam Warner & Friends)
About Memories of Honor:
OUR MISSION | WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to make EVERY DAY Memorial Day. We honor our fallen military and the families they leave behind through athletics, entertainment, and special events to help heal the unseen wounds of war. We act as a living, breathing memorial so that no American fallen military sacrifice is forgotten.
WHO WE ARE
We are a national 501(c)(3) military nonprofit based in Franklin, TN. Our leadership team and advisory board are composed of military family members, veterans, and Gold Star Family members.
Formerly known as Medals of Honor, which was initially named for the symbolic act of sacrificing one’s endurance/sports participation medal in honor & memory of a fallen service member. Memories of Honor fully encompasses our evolving mission to create a living, breathing memorial through sports and special events so that no sacrifice goes forgotten.
PILLARS OF PURPOSE
HONOR the sacrifice made by our fallen military and their families. Preserve the legacy of our fallen service members through living memorials. Be a visual reminder to Gold Star Families that they are not alone, and we will never forget their loved ones. HEAL Provide a healthy and active outlet for depression, grief, PTSD, and survivor’s remorse. CONNECT and bring together surviving families, civilians, and veterans, fostering positive relationships built on camaraderie, community, and patriotism.
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