Some of you may remember the other day on our Facebook page, we did a write up about a profile using the pictures and identity of two of our Fallen Heroes. Mrs. Rachelle Vaughn is the widow of one of those Fallen Warriors, Sgt. Richard Allen Vaughn, who was killed in action on April 7, 2008 in fighting in Sadr City, Baghdad Iraq.
Mrs. Vaughn does volunteer work with a non profit called Remembering the Brave. It was started by a LTC who was a Casualty Assistance Officer. Every year they hold a ceremony to honor the families of the fallen to thank them for their family members sacrifice, and to let them know that we haven’t forgotten. This year, they are holding the first ever childrens ceremony, called Legacies of Valor. they have had several vendors donate misc items to auction off. Proceeds will go directly towards goodies for the children of our Fallen!
The Remembering the Brave Foundation is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the memories of our brave service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and honoring their families in their time of enormous loss. You can view their website here Remembering The Brave Website
They will be holding an auction from August 31st-September 9th, Proceeds will benefit the 2012 Remembering the Brave – Children’s ceremony in October.
From their Page Concerning the Ceremony.
|Save the date for the Remembering the Brave Ceremony – Legacy of Valor event
October, 2012 in Orlando, FloridaThis year, we honor the sacrifices of our fallen through a special ceremony dedicated to their children.
Please go to like their Facebook Page and show them our support! Remembering The Brave Facebook Page
This is one of my favorite poems of all time, some of you may remember it from the movie Hamburger Hill:
If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
Major O’Donnell was listed as MIA while piloting a
helicopter on a mission in Cambodia on 24 March 1970.
His remains were recovered and interned at
Arlington National Cemetery on 16 August 2001.
Johnny Bulford also recorded an awesome song for this organization, and our Fallen Warriors.
This my friends is why we do what we do, please take a moment and watch the video. And take a moment to remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. Go check out their facebook page, and let the children of our Fallen know that we care.