Sunday, September 14, 2014

2014 Heroes & Remembrance Run

Thank YOU from Hannah, Jack & Carly,
and the Dream of a Better World Team!

September 6th, 2014 was the third running of the Hero's & Remembrance Run, sometimes called: "Boots on the Bridge."  It was a beautiful, special day to honor every fallen U.S. soldiers, killed in action since 9/11. Thank you to EVERYONE for showing up and giving your support!  

Words can not describe the appreciation that we have for the dedication and unbelievable sacrifice of the men and women who's boots lined the Ford Island bridge.  We recognize and honor each and every one you... and know that: 

We will NEVER forget!

Thank you Theresa Johnson, Anita Clingerman and the staff at Tripler Fisher House for pouring so much of your life into helping all of us remember those heroes who gave their lives for us and our country!   We will never forget the nearly 7,000 killed in action since 9/11! The boots, the names and faces and the many tearful participants are forever etched in our hearts and minds.

This is a “no cost” event because these fallen service members, and their families, have already paid the price!  Dream of a Better World is a lead sponsor, raising money for flags, utilities and the drinking water necessary to hold this memorial event.

For those of you who don't know, we have an on-going relationship with Tripler Fisher House and it is always a huge blessing to be apart of something so special, and to help our military families who have sacrificed so much for us.  This project was a huge success.  The kids of Dream of a Better World, with the help of a large army of classmates and neighbors and donors and volunteers, got to help put an American flag in every boot.  And, every boot had the name and face of a hero killed in combat since 9/11.

Fisher House Hawaii is one of 61 locations worldwide supporting America's military in their time of need.  Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 22,000 families, and have made available over 5.2 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990.  Fisher House is funded by public donations and you can donate to Tripler Fisher House on-line at or mail donations to: Tripler Fisher Houses, 317 Krukowski Rd., Honolulu, HI  96819.