Our most requested video and exceptional display of honor created from our 9/11/16 Event can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TiYmYlvOt9k
The 2018 International On Purpose Journey 9/11 STAND Remembrance began on August 23rd and lasted 39 days. We listed the names of our fallen heroes. Every day was a different list of those who made the ultimate sacrifice–firefighters, law enforcement, military from the Pentagon and WI killed in action since 9/11/01. All patches and coins from around the world that have been donated were posted to highlight those who have been a part of STANDING with us. It was a beautiful tribute that honored our fallen, along with letting our Gold Star Families know that their loved ones are not forgotten.
Thank you to all who join us to remember our heroes by posting a photo of a drink, a coin, a comment…once or every day. Thank you to those who climb for the fallen, carry a name during a run/walk, and all those doing something to remember our service peeps. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Posts are shared from our www.Facebook.com/OnPurposeJourney page.
For all your continued support for our mission, we thank you as we journey together to make a positive difference in the lives of our heroes.
~Your On Purpose Journey Team
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
On 9-11-16, we remembered 600+ service members (firefighters, law enforcement, military) who made the ultimate sacrifice, at our STANDING FOR THE FALLEN 9-11-16 Memorial Tribute, hosted by the Milwaukee Fire Department and On Purpose Journey Inc.
9-11-16 Video Tribute: https://youtu.be/TiYmYlvOt9k
Thank you to:
*The fire departments/law enforcement/military departments and agencies that joined us in the Protective Services 9/11 Mobile Story Parade, Frog-X Parachute Jump, and Memorial Tribute.
*Our 9-11 Committee Members who helped plan these events for 9+ months
*Our volunteers who created incredible displays of unity and remembrance
*Our sponsors who saw the importance of the hope and unity these events bring to our schools and communities, and stepped up to support our efforts
*The media members who wonderfully highlighted our events
*Everyone who attended and joined us in standing with those who serve and standing for the fallen.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
2nd Annual BOOKS FOR BRAVERY & STANDING FOR THE FALLEN
9/11 Tribute Events hosted by the Milwaukee Fire Department and On Purpose Journey Inc.
Educate our Youth. Promote Unity in our Community.
Honor the Fallen.
Standing for the Fallen 9/11 Memorial Event Information:
September 11th, 2016, from 9:30am – 9:00pm
- 9:30am – 1:30pm – Collaborative Salute to Service 9/11 5K (in partnership with area Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, and DryHootch-Milwaukee – beginning and ending near War Memorial Center) Sign up here: http://www.9115k.com/
- 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Protective Services Mobile 9/11 Story Parade through downtown Milwaukee, ending at the War Memorial Center (Wisconsin Avenue EAST to Prospect Avenue–>Prospect Avenue NORTH to Mason Street–>Mason Street EAST to War Memorial Center.)
- 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Frog-X Special Forces Parachute Team landing near the event to kick-off Standing for the Fallen at the War Memorial Center with MPS’ MHSA Vocal Jazz Ensemble!
- 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Standing for the Fallen at the War Memorial Center (750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive) Including:
- Silent Auction: 4:30-7:30pm (Art Sculptures; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Rock Bottom Brewery Mobile Beer & Wings Party; Fish Fry At The Fire Station; Mo’s Restaurant; Pizza Shuttle; Chocolate Factory; Buca di BEPPO; Cabela’s; Ma Fisher’s; +!)
- Tito’s & Sprecher Food And Beverage Snack Shack
For sponsor and participation questions, email CAMO@OnPurposeJourney.com
BOOKS FOR BRAVERY 9/9/16:
- September 9th, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
- MULTIPLE SCHOOLS in the GREATER MILWAUKEE AREA
- 2015 AMERICANISM AWARD WINNING BOOK: THE LITTLE WHITE TRUCK WITH THE BIG MISSION
Delivery: Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, and Military/Veteran Teams deliver books to classes of 5th grade students (each student receiving a book.)
For more information on the book including media coverage, a book video trailer, and articles, visit: www.OnPurposeJourney.com/store
STANDING FOR THE FALLEN 9/11/16 Memorial Tribute 5-9pm:
Honoring the 343 fallen firefighters, 72 law enforcement, and over 200 military service members killed in the attack on the Pentagon and military service personnel born in Wisconsin who made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11/01.
We Are One Art Displays honoring ALL those who serve.
343 sets of gear.
Faces of the fallen.
Stamped dog tags on Honor and Liberty Trees.
Lights. Flowers. The ringing of the bell. Each name read aloud.
Musical and artistic performances.
Steel beam from New York.
Honor Guard presentation of colors.
Speaker: New York Fire Department Deputy Chief
Speaker: Combat Wounded Warrior Captain Jason Church (Ret.)
Milwaukee Children’s Choir Voices of Eterna
Silent Auction: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Tito’s & Sprecher Food & Beverage Snack Shack with $5 Drinks
FREE TO THE PUBLIC & FREE PARKING in the War Memorial Center Parking Lot
Partners for 2016: Arizona Governor Ducey, Gerri and Roger Armstrong, David Backhus, Boston Fire Department, Brian Bieniek, Bruce Brown, Matt Bryant, Jason Bullard and Bullard Publishing, Calgary Fire Department and Derek Rogers, Thomas Coleman (FDNY), Jay Diebold, Fitchburg Fire and Rescue, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee, Frog-X Parachute Team, Jeff Gauthier, Brian Gerstmeier, Grand Forks Sector Honor Guard, Hales Corners Fire Department, Hoover Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Department, Brent Jones, Matt Knight, Ron Kline, Lafayette Fire Department, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Liquid Metal Designs, Lizette Perez (FDNY), Brian McCarthy, Milwaukee Airport Fire Department, Milwaukee County War Memorial, Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums (Presentation), Milwaukee Fire Department Honor Guard (Joint Honor Guard Presentation), Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute, Milwaukee Police Department, Missouri Governor Nixon, National Navy SEAL Museum, New York Fire Department Beachboys, New York Police Department, North Dakota Firefighter’s Association, North Shore Fire and Rescue, Oak Creek Fire Department, Orange County Fire Department and Honor Guard, Ozark Fire Fighters Association, Ritchie Ramos, John Reilly (FDNY), Royalat Sales, Jason Smith, St. Paul Police Department, Mike Stapleton, Keven Stelzel, Clebe Stutes, Tennessee Governor Haslam, Tess Corners Fire and Rescue, Texas Governor Abbott, U.S. Navy Leapfrog Parachute Team, Vermont Governor Shumlin, Blake Vinson, Jeff Vorpahl, Wauwatosa Fire Department, West Allis Fire Department, West Virginia Governor Tomblin, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
Sponsors for 2016:
VALOR Level ($2500-$4999): Johnson Controls, Inc.
HONOR Level ($1000-$2499): 5 Alarm Fire & Safety Equipment, LLC & MSA Safety; Aloria Health Milwaukee; Lakefront Brewery
STARS Level ($500-$999): Green Bay Packers, Josh Voigt
PATRIOTS Level: (Up to $499): Allied Veterans Council of Milwaukee County, George Banda, Chris Cahlamer, Joe Campbell, Commercial Upholstery, LLC, Creme & Crepe Cafe (Cedarburg), Marcia Cunningham, Drink Wisconsinbly Pub & Grill, Mark Fox, Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Fresh Twist (Cedarburg), Michael J. Jaeger MD, Leap of Faith (Cedarburg), Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Paramount Pediatric Dentistry (Hales Corners), Schoeneck Containers Inc., Lynn Simmers, Veterans Board of Directors (Milwaukee)
IN-KIND: 4imprint, All-Star Entertainment, Aramark (Milwaukee), Ashley Bridget LLC (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Bartolotta’s, Breakthru Beverage, Brick Pub and Grill, Buca di BEPPO (Milwaukee), Jason Bullard, Burton & Mayer Inc., Cabela’s, Chocolate Factory (Cedarburg), Costco (Grafton), Home Depot (Grafton), Honey Baked Ham Company, Kristina Collection, Kubin-Nicholson, Kwik Trip Slinger, Law Enforcement Lifestyle (Coeur d’Alene, ID), Liquid Metal Designs, Ma Fischer’s Restaurant, Milwaukee County War Memorial, Mo’s Restaurants (Milwaukee), MPS’ MHSA Vocal Jazz Ensemble, New York Fire Department, Oscar’s Custard (West Allis), Pizza Shuttle (Milwaukee), Raised Grain Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery (Milwaukee), Sprecher Brewery (Glendale), SpringHill By Marriott Milwaukee Downtown, Starbucks, Streamlight, Inc. (Kenosha), TGI Friday’s (Milwaukee), Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Top Shelf Service, Pam Vikingson, Voices of Eterna Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Walmart (Hartford)
Media Coverage for 2016 Events:
9-11-16 Video Tribute: https://youtu.be/TiYmYlvOt9k
Fox 6 News Books For Bravery 9-9-16: http://fox6now.com/2016/09/09/keep-that-memory-alive-forever-officials-pass-out-books-to-help-kids-better-understand-911/
CBS58 Books For Bravery 9-9-16: http://www.cbs58.com/story/33061494/nine-fifth-grade-classrooms-received-books-from-first-responders-to-commemorate-911
JSOnline Books For Bravery 9-9-16: http://www.jsonline.com/picture-gallery/news/local/milwaukee/2016/09/09/teaching-young-students-about-sept-11/90126924/
WISN Books For Bravery 9-9-16: http://www.wisn.com/news/milwaukee-first-responders-want-children-to-know-about-911/41601916
OnMilwaukee 8-2-16: http://onmilwaukee.com/buzz/articles/mfd911tributeevents2016.html
OnMilwaukee 7-25-16: http://onmilwaukee.com/living/articles/mfdonpurposejourney.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5-16-16: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/milwaukee-fire-department-fundraiser-to-benefit-sept-11-events-b99722321z1-379728621.html
Media Coverage from 2015 Events:
9/11/15 Tribute Video: https://youtu.be/sWlfNfhl0Wc
Fox 6 News STANDING FOR THE FALLEN: http://fox6now.com/2015/09/11/theyre-not-forgotten-milwaukee-authorities-join-forces-and-pay-tribute-to-911-victims/
Fox 6 News BOOKS FOR BRAVERY: http://fox6now.com/2015/09/11/we-continue-to-serve-by-educating-officials-pass-out-books-to-help-kids-better-understand-911/
MPS News: http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/Books-for-Bravery.htm
Fox6 News: http://fox6now.com/2015/09/04/its-very-unifying-milwaukee-officials-will-stand-together-to-honor-victims-of-911/
CBS58 News: http://www.cbs58.com/story/29996451/community-invited-to-join-new-unified-first-responders-event-to-remember-911
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/milwaukees-sept-11-commemoration-to-reflect-unity-b99573641z1-326036251.html
WISN 12 BOOKS FOR BRAVERY: http://www.wisn.com/news/book-tells-story-of-how-trade-center-beam-came-to-milwaukee/35228112
Partners from 2015: Elm Grove Fire Department, Greendale Fire Department, Greenfield Fire Department, Greenfield Police Department, Milwaukee Fire Bell Club, Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums (Presentation), Milwaukee Fire Department Honor Guard (Joint Honor Guard Presentation), Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute, Milwaukee Police Department, MPS’ MHSA Vocal Jazz Ensemble, North Shore Fire Department, Oak Creek Fire Department, War Memorial Center, Wauwatosa Fire Department, West Allis Fire Department
Sponsors from 2015: All-Star Entertainment; David Baldwin; George Banda; Barb & Dick’s Wildflower Florist; Bartolotta’s; Joe Campbell; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Costco; Crosstiched; Home Depot; Honey Baked Ham Co.; Kubin Nicholson; Oscar’s Custard; Oriental Trading; Paul Conway Shields; Quick Candles; Lynn Simmers; Sprecher Brewery; Starbucks; Tactical550; Testrite Visual Products; Wisconsin Veterans Museum