A Memorial Day Event Honoring Fallen Heroes
WHAT IS #THEHONORPROJECT?
Every year, TMF mobilizes volunteers across the country to pay respect to fallen heroes on and around Memorial Day. In 2024, we’re expanding our Memorial Day event to 20 cemeteries, where volunteers will place hand-crafted commemorative tokens at the resting places of fallen heroes and pause to reflect on their service and sacrifice. Spartans will be on the ground at Arlington National Cemetery as well as cemeteries in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington state.
SUBMIT YOUR FALLEN HERO FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS TO HONOR
If your family member or battle buddy is resting at a participating cemetery, submit their name and a TMF volunteer serving at our Memorial Day event will visit them, lay a hand-crafted commemorative token, and pause for a moment of reflection. As with every effort we make to honor the fallen, this comes at no cost to you. Simply enter their name and information at the form linked below and our volunteers will pay tribute to them.
VOLUNTEER AT A MEMORIAL DAY EVENT NEAR YOU
Volunteer with #TheHonorProject this Memorial Day weekend to place hand-crafted commemorative tokens on fallen heroes’ resting sites across the country. If you’d like to get involved with our effort but cannot travel to a Memorial Day event, we encourage you to join or host a volunteer-led event in your community. Registration for all volunteer opportunities will open in late March.
VOLUNTEER-LED MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
Can’t make it to one of our TMF-sponsored #TheHonorProject events? If you’d like to honor fallen heroes in your community this Memorial Day weekend, sign up to join one organized by another local Spartan.
WHY WE HONOR FALLEN HEROES ON MEMORIAL DAY
Visiting fallen heroes on Memorial Day weekend reminds us of the sacrifices that service members have made to protect our freedoms. By placing a commemorative token on the resting places of fallen heroes, saying their names, and learning their stories through #TheHonorProject, we show respect for their service and help keep their legacies alive. #TheHonorProject is a tradition that empowers inspired volunteers to put gratitude into action by observing the true meaning of Memorial Day.
SUBMITTING YOUR HERO
I am a family member of the fallen with a loved one interred at a participating national cemetery. Does it cost anything for my loved one to be visited and have a token placed?
There is no cost to submit your loved one for a visit. It is our honor to pay tribute to them on Memorial Day weekend.
Can you visit my loved one at my local National Cemetery?
For 2024, #TheHonorProject will only be visiting fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, VA); Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran Cemetery (Suffolk, VA); Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery (Wrightstown, NJ); Florida National Cemetery (Bushnell, FL); Fort Logan National Cemetery (Denver, CO); Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego, CA); Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (San Antonio, TX); Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Minneapolis, MN); Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Glennville (Glennville, GA); Great Lakes National Cemetery (Holly, MI); Hampton National Cemetery (Hampton, VA); Jacksonville National Cemetery (Jacksonville, FL); Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West (Hopkinsville, KY); Massachusetts National Cemetery (Buzzards Bay, MA); National Cemetery of the Alleghenies (Bridgeville, PA); National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ); Tahoma National Cemetery (Kent, WA); Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park (Salt Lake City, UT); Washington Crossing National Cemetery (Bucks County, PA); and West Point Cemetery (West Point, NY). If you’d like to honor a fallen hero located elsewhere, you may choose to host your own volunteer-led event. Opportunities to host a volunteer-led event will open in March 2024.
I am a family member of the fallen. May I also volunteer?
Absolutely. We encourage families of the fallen to volunteer with us on Memorial Day weekend. Please register at your location of choice when registration opportunities open in March. Event organizers will contact you with details in May.
Will I be able to tell if someone has visited my loved one?
Yes. Our volunteers will directly text or email you a photo of your loved one’s interment site once they place their token, if you prefer. Some photos may also be posted on our social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
What if I do not know the grave site location?
Most of the time, you can look up interment locations on national cemetery websites, but that is not necessary. We do ask that you provide your best estimation–even if it’s simply a section number—and we will take care of the rest. If you don’t have that information, our volunteers will find it.
SERVING AS A VOLUNTEER
I registered as a volunteer. What are the details?
TMF will contact all registered volunteers in early May to share details regarding exact dates for each national cemetery, meeting spots, procedures, times, and anything else you will need to know. Especially as it relates to Arlington National Cemetery, our team will be taking parking, rally points, and public transportation options into account. Volunteer registration for TMF-sponsored and volunteer-led events will close on May 17, 2024.
I want to serve but I'm not located anywhere near the participating national cemeteries and am unable to travel. Can I help in another way?
Absolutely. If you’d like to get involved with our effort but cannot travel to one of our participating national cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend, we encourage you to join a volunteer-led event in your community or host your own. You can learn about events hosted by local Spartans here.