Rucking to Remember our Nations service members KIA while fighting the war on terror.
It's our mission to honor every U.S. service member killed in action since 2001.
Over 7,000 service members have died in the Global War on Terror—and that number continues to rise.
Rucking2Remember (R2R) wants to make sure these men and women who gave their last full measure are remembered in a tangible way.
Through Scholarships, rucks, and daily recognition, Rucking2Remember is able to establish an enduring legacy for our nation's heroes.
Who is R2R?
R2R is everyone who chooses to be a part of the mission. It’s a team, a community and a family! People from different walks of life, of all ages, Civilians, Military, Police, Fire, Sport Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, and the list goes on. All coming together for a common goal. All dedicated to “mission accomplishment“.
What is the R2R mission?
The R2R mission is one of Honor and Remembrance.
We do this in a variety of ways.
•We Honor the service members memory through R2R's Memorial Scholarship program. A representative of R2R will work closely with the families of the fallen service members, as well as the school administration from the high school each service member attended/graduated. The families are intimately involved in the process, from establishing the criteria to the presentation of the scholarship.
•We Remember their sacrifice through Rucking with a 45lb ruck, typically on trails throughout the United States and even in some locations overseas, covering varying times and distances. Each ruck is dedicated to one or more of our Nation’s fallen service members.
Why be a part of the R2R mission?
To give back to the families of our Nations fallen service members, that have given us much more than we can ever repay. By becoming a part of the R2R team through donations, sponsorship, following on social media, etc...you are helping to give back to the families of our Nation’s fallen service members with more than a memory, a Flag to hold or a headstone to visit.
So, I challenge you to become a part of the R2R team!
Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.
You not only honor a fallen service member, you also affirm to those left behind, that their loved ones are never forgotten.