Emily Domenech spent Memorial Day last year in Arlington National Cemetery fielding an influx of requests from people around the country, hustling around the grounds to send back pictures of their loved ones’ graves. The response was overwhelming. ESPN, “The View,” Fox News, and other outlets covered Domenech’s impromptu effort.
Eager to do even more this year, Domenech joined forces with the Travis Manion Foundation to create #TheHonorProject. “We are mobilizing volunteers to visit our national heroes interred at Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend on behalf of their families and friends,” the Foundation writes on its website. “The Honor Project ensures our nation’s fallen heroes are not forgotten while engaging our patriotic network of Spartans.”
The site adds, “We’re challenging you to join our effort to remember the fallen who made the ultimate sacrifice. Request a visit to your loved one interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers will learn their name, visit their gravesite during Memorial Day weekend, and place a commemorative Flags of Valor flag to honor their service and sacrifice.”
You can also purchase a flag, created by combat veteran craftsmen, that project volunteers will place at the headstone of a fallen hero to commemorate the holiday. T-shirts that support the project are available for purchase on the Travis Manion Foundation’s website as well.
Please click here to learn more about #TheHonorProject and get involved in this important effort.