Active Heroes presents the Carry the Fallen Ruck March events in Boston and New York City leading into the 14th Anniversary of 9/11 to raise awareness of Veteran Suicide, and to remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.
Carry the Fallen Ruck March from Boston to New York City
September 8th, 2015 – September 11th, 2015
On September 8th, a 12-person team from Active Heroes’ Carry the Fallen – Team Minuteman, will begin an epic journey. At approximately 12pm they will depart from the State House in Boston, MA. All team members will have approximately 50lbs on their back. They will begin a 220-mile ruck march over the next 3 days and march 10 miles for each veteran that takes their life in a day. The Carry The Fallen ruck march will take the team from MA, through RI and CT, to NYC. They will arrive at the Freedom Tower in NYC on September 11th at approximately 12pm. To complete this mission they will be taking part in the Carry the Fallen – 9/11 Memorial Ruck on September 12th at 8am.
Carry the Fallen – 9/11 Memorial Ruck
September 12th, 2015
On Saturday, September 12th, supporters from all across the United States will converge on New York City to take part in the 9/11 Memorial Ruck March event. This event will honor the Military service members who have died since 9/11 as well as the heroes and first responders who lost their lives at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93.
The event will step off from Pennsylvania Station at 8 AM. Participants will march towards Battery Park, stopping at the Ground Zero site, the Freedom Tower, pausing for a moment of silence at the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and marching through Times Square to raise awareness of Suicide among Veterans and First Responders.
Active Heroes will also be hosting other event across the country to raise awareness of the issue of Veteran Suicide and collect donations to build the Military Family Retreat in Shepherdsville, KY. These events will take place in Louisville, KY,
Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Huntsville, AL, White Bear Lake, MN, Covington, GA, and St. Louis, MO.
Why they Ruck
About Active Heroes
Active Heroes is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Louisville, KY with a mission to reduce veteran suicide. 22 veterans a day take their own lives and Active Heroes is working towards reducing these numbers by developing a military family retreat center in Shepherdsville, KY. The retreat is 144 acres and has been in development for 18 months. Fundraising has helped to get needed equipment, the first road, statues, archery course and landscaping but help is really needed to build the first cabin. Learn more at ActiveHeroes.org.
For additional information, please contact Scott Bruzek at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 502-277-9280, or visit www.activeheroes.org.
22 veterans take their own lives each and every day. These numbers add up to over 8,000 each year, and over 100,000 since September 11, 2001. While Veterans represent less than 1% of the national population, Veterans represent almost 25% of the national suicide rate. This can’t continue. PTSD cannot be their end. We are rucking to let our veterans, and the families that have lost a veteran know, they are not alone. We are here for them. We will not quit until we reduce the number from 22 to 0.