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Carry the Fallen-Silent Hero, Boise, ID
October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
We will ruck from Veterans Memorial Park in Boise, to Quarry View Park, and back to Veterans Memorial Park. Stops/Breaks in between..
Ruck From (Breaks in between)
Event: (Opening Ceremony)
There will be a merchandise booth, vendors, a raffle, jump house, music, face painting, and opening, and closing ceremonies. Food Trucks, Popcorn, and Hot Drinks. (Non alcoholic). And opportunities for event sponsorship, peer mentoring, and future volunteering.
Carry The Fallen is a Ruck-March (Hiking) EVENT with a purpose by and for ACTIVE HEROES, a 501c3 Charity coordinated by Volunteer Team Leaders.
The team will ruck-march for 3 hours while carrying weight that symbolizes the burden that many veterans carry post-war or post-trauma. The ultimate purpose of Carry The Fallen is to reduce veteran suicide and assist Military Families by:
1. Establishing camaraderie to cope with Post Traumatic Stress (anger, depression, loneliness, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies). Uniting veterans, families and supporters to care for each other in times of need.
2. Training Team Leaders how to interact with suicidal veterans and the steps to assist them.
3. Developing a Peer Mentor and Ambassador community of veterans, military families and civilians who support struggling families and/or veterans.
4. Supporting Active Heroes programs including the retreat, community center, and active challenges from donations raised by the Carry The Fallen events that will help reduce veteran suicide with outdoor activity programs and educational programs.