A HUGE Thank You to all who made our 9/9/17 and 9/11/17 International STAND Events a success!
For our 9/9/17 Event, thank you to our Honor Guard, Piper, Bugler, Chaplain, Gold Star Mom Kay Castner, and attendees for making the event a meaningful tribute to our fallen firefighters, law enforcement, and military heroes!
Our volunteers packed 10 Morale Builder Packages to send to our deployed platoon–Thank you to everyone who contributed financially so we could fill and ship the boxes of love to our heroes!
We are continuing to ship Morale Builder Care Packages overseas to this crew and are currently looking for financial support. Each care package costs about $200 to ship and fill (due to this platoon being stationed near incinerator and the additional environmental hazards of burning trash/animals/bodies). We hope to continue sending 10 packages a month to the crew of 19 until they arrive home. Every dollar helps! Please donate at www.OnPurposeJourney.com/donate
Thank you to all who participated in our 9/11/17 International STAND Event with coins, beverages, and names–you truly showed unity and the greatness we have in our cities around the world! There was an additional blessing during our event where we had families and friends tagging the families of these fallen heroes, so they could see their loved ones were not forgotten–the love was flowing and the remembrance was incredible! Thank you all for joining us to STAND!
We will not forget! We will deliver 9/11 messages of awareness, unity, and gratitude to honor the heroes that selflessly rallied for our safety 16 years ago and still do today. Donations received from our amazing sponsors and donors will be used to fill and ship care packages overseas to our troops, as we have a firefighter/Marine/Seabees platoon currently deployed. We are grateful for the incredible support so we can send Morale Builder Care Packages to our deployed platoon, every month, until they return home.
9/9/17 STAND Care Package & Appreciation Events:
Time: 2PM (Opening ceremony of a Welcome, Posting of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem by Bugler SSG Gervais, Gold Star Mom’s Message, Prayer by Chaplain Russ Knoth, 16 Seconds of Silence, TAPS by Bugler SSG Gervais, Recover Colors–followed by care packages and honoring 700+ heroes)
Location & Partner: Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel at N91 W15851 Falls Parkway, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051–across from the WAC off of Hwy 45 and Pilgrim.
Contact: Mollie Manhattan, Mollie@OnPurposeJourney.com
Note: This event will also be the platform for our online 9/11/17 International STAND Team Event where we will honor our 700+ fallen heroes with support from around the world!
For sponsoring care packages and participation questions, email Mollie at CAMO@OnPurposeJourney.com
Join us to Stand With Those Who Serve and Stand For The Fallen.
These events are able to take place due to numerous volunteers and phenomenal donors as well as our friends in the media!!
9/9/17 STAND Events: OnMilwaukee Article by Bobby Tanzilo: onmilwaukee.com/living/articles/september-11-commemoration.html
The special Video Tribute that was created from our 9/11/16 Event can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TiYmYlvOt9k
Sponsors for 2017:
FINANCIAL: George Banda, Alex and Michelle Baum, Mark Borkowski, Lauren and Richard Boettcher, Cream City Swing, Marlene Culver, Jewish War Veterans Department of Wisconsin, Brent Jones, Marv Kellerman, Lyndsey Kuhlmann, Sandy Luedeke, Juliana Pascucci, Shannon Seymer-Tabaska, Lynn Simmers, Veterans Board of Directors, Sheri Watkins
IN-KIND: Aramark, Ronda Arndorfer, Bartolotta’s, Best Place at the Historic Past Brewery, Cabela’s, Chocolate Factory (Cedarburg), Darin Dubinsky, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Greenfield Fire Department, Home Depot (Grafton), Jennifer Klemens, Kristina Collection, Lyndsey Kuhlmann, Dr. Kurt Kwiatkowski D.D.S., Law Enforcement Lifestyle (Coeur d’Alene, ID), Madison Rising, Ma Fischer’s Restaurant, Mollie Manhattan, Milwaukee Fire Department, Nino’s Italian Bakery, Otto’s Wine and Spirits, Lea Salter, Scott Smith, Sprecher Brewery, Starbucks, Streamlight, Laura Vanderbilt, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Walmart (Hartford)
Partners for 2017: Home2 Suites by Hilton Menomonee Falls, Biloxi Fire Department, Paul Enhelder, Greenfield Fire Department, Brett Hill and the 9/11 Patch Project, Hoover Alabama Fire Department, Iowa City Police Department, Ron Kline, Las Vegas Fire Department, Kenny Matlock, Menomonee Falls Fire Department, Milwaukee Fire Department Honor Guard, New Orleans 9/11 Stair Climb, North Shore Fire Department, Matt Scovill, Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Hill South Carolina Fire Department, Sheboygan Police Department, Ivan Soto, Cameron Stewart, Clebe Stutes, Thiensville Fire Department, John Wetzel, Wilmington Delaware Fire Department