A Memorial Day Event Honoring Fallen Heroes


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 more than 40 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, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state and Wisconsin.


Fallen hero submissions for 2024 are now closed.


Online pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available starting 30 minutes before the start of each event. T-shirts will be available for day-of registrants while supplies last.



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.


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.

Additional Information


    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.


    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.

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