2015 Recent Events

Annual Holiday Dinner

We had a FULL HOUSE with over 80 family members of our fallen with us for dinner. It was an honor to meet and welcome new families into our Honoring Our Fallen family and we thank all the donors to make this event such a great evening for all.

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Annual Christmas Wreath Making

 

Thanks to the many donations of wreaths, decoratons, and goodies.  We held our annual wreath making luncheon where we come together to make wreaths, some take them home,and some to their loved ones graveside.

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Santa Christmas Visit 2015

 

With your support we have traveled over 540 miles with Santa throughout Southern California to deliver Christmas joy to 26 children of our nation's fallen.

 

We were honored this year to have a motorcycle escort provided by an American Legion Rider and father of a fallen soldier.

 

A message to all of you from a widow we serve--- "My children are always excited.....They share with everyone that the REAL SANTA comes to visit me at my house..... and I would like to thank you for always honoring our soldiers sacrifice. You brightened up our day thank you and all of the volunteers for all that you do for our family. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." 

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Children Of Our Fallen Disney Christmas: December 11th - 13th, 2015

 

A few years ago we had a vision to create something special here for children of our fallen... Unable to travel to the annual children of our fallen event "Snowball Express", many cannot attend due to age (must be 5 to attend) and inability to travel to Dallas.

 

We gathered this year again thanks to a very generous sponsor with 35 children of our nations fallen and enjoyed a great weekend together at both parks.

 

We are a family through tragedy, and as one widow shared  "It is great to be together and to see the smiles on our children faces and to see them all so happy here and happy to see each other"

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Christmas & Birthday Box Distribution: December 1st - 3rd, 2015

 

We work with many donors and sponsors to send toy boxes to the care giver of children of our nations fallen in hopes to lighten their load and remind them that we will never forget their families sacrifice.

 

Thank you to all the volunteers and donors that helped us this year providing Christmas and Birthday blessings to over 300 children and families of our nation's fallen across the united states. 

Would you like to provide a birthday gift to a child whose parent gave all for our freedom?  You can donate directly at www.honoringourfallen.org or ship a toy directly to:​
Honoring Our Fallen Inc.
11436 Seabrook Way
Cypress, CA 90630

** We ask no military themed toys, print, or association be purchased for these "Hero Children." Thank you in advance for your support.

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2016 VW Jetta Raffle: November 23, 2015

 

Special thanks to Timmons VW for their continued support and sponsorship for the 2015 VW Jetta raffle.

 

We did not sell enough tickets to raffle off the Jetta this year. We did raise over $6,000 in this fundraiser and thanks to the winner for donating back her 8% of total ticket sales back to Honoring Our Fallen.

Cruise Honoring Our Fallen: November 21, 2015

 

We started the day at Automobilia--- car showroom and restoration center. It houses one of Southern California's most prestigious, vintage and classic private car collections. Our Poker Run with Red, White, and Blue routes headed out from Automobilia rolling through the streets of Long Beach past our soon to be completed Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Wall and through the streets of Long Beach to the Petroleum Club for our car show that featured Food Trucks, Vendors, Entertainment and Military Vehicles. A special "American Hero Tribute" banner tribute honored a group of heroes who "gave all" in defense of our nation's freedom.

Cruise Honoring Our Fallen is a unique effort to involve the entire community for a day of family fun, to give back to the families who have suffered the loss of precious loved ones who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. While there is nothing we can do to bring back their loved ones, we can do a lot to bring comfort to the Families here at home by letting them know that there is a community of support right on their doorstep.

 

Together with the Masquerade Ball you helped us raise over $91K to support our programs and services.

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Golden Boot Awards Masquerade Ball: November 20, 2015

 

Honoring Our Fallen Inc. hosted our Annual Golden Boot Awards Gala. Guests enjoyed an elegant evening of dinner, live entertainment, and a special “Golden Boot Award” presentation. One hundred percent of event proceeds support programs and services provided to the families of our nation's heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

The "Golden Boot Award" is awarded to businesses and organizations that have gone above and beyond assisting Honoring Our Fallen in our service to the children and families of our nation's fallen. We don't do what we do alone, and cannot thank them enough for their support and dedication to the families we serve.
This year we honored Gerrie Schipske and Gayle Anderson/KTLA both for their support and dedication to our upcoming Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Wall we plan to unveil on Memorial Day 2016. 

Thanks to many gracious donors we were able to provide 65 sponsored seats for families of our fallen and active duty military. Together with Cruise Honoring Our Fallen you helped us raise over $91K to support our programs and services.

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Operation Hope: Boo In The Zoo Halloween Costume Party  - October 17, 2015

 

We put our costumes on and spent the evening at the Santa Ana Zoo's "Boo In The Zoo" event.....We enjoyed a fun evening together with the animals.....

We believe it is important for us to continue to build and develop relationships with other children and now single parents that understand the journey. We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.

We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact:

laura@honoringourfallen.org at (800) 796-6359

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Casino Night Fundraiser - Sept 26th, 2015

 

Thank you to Happy Hour Fit Club, Gloss Salon and the talented and generous group of women that put on a fun night of fundraising this past weekend.

 

This wonderful group raised nearly $30,000 for Honoring Our Fallen to support Gold Star Families like ours.

 

I know I can speak for the other families that HOF supports when I say...  Thank You so much for the hard work, generosity and loving spirit in which you served !!!

 

Hugs and blessings to all of you !!!  Gold Star Mother, Didi MacPherson. 

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Photos by  Nate Bunker

Gold Star / Serenity of The Palms Widows Retreat - Sept 11-13th, 2015

Special thanks to The Santa Catalina Island Company, Steve's Steakhouse, Catalina Parasailing, Bluewater Avalon, and Catalina Express for your sponsorship and continued dedication to Honoring Our Fallen.

 

These sponsors have stepped up year after year to host this annual event and each year go above and beyond to make it amazing for all in attendance.

 

We were treated like royalty from the very start. We had a great weekend away on the island with parasailing, zip lining, kayaking, cabana’s on the beach, and more.

We are always looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special for these women who have lost their spouse in service to our nation.


Please consider supporting this annual event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or laura@honoringourfallen.org

Operation Hope / A Day At The Aquarium - Sept 5-6, 2015

Special thanks, to the Aquarium Of The Pacific for hosting us on multiple days so children/families from across California could come enjoy the day together.

 

 

We had a great time petting sharks, laughing with the penguins, feeding the birds, and checking out all the additional sea life. 

 


We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.

 


We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-maillaura@honoringourfallen.org

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Operation Hope / Gold Star Family Picnic - August 8th, 2015

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Disney Princesses.....Gold Star family "Taco Truck"..... Softball game, Volley Ball, Bubbles, Hula Hoops, and fun... 

Special thanks to Angelwings and Office Depot for all back to school supplies, Halloween costumes, and goodies...We also thank Run Seal Beach for all our sports equipment we use to make these day’s fun and full of activity... and to all our donors and sponsors that make these events a reality.....

We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.


We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-maillaura@honoringourfallen.org

Pagent Of The Masters - August 5th, 2015

Thank you to the Festival of Arts/Masters at Giving program for making the evening available for our ‪Honoring Our Fallen‬ families.

 

 

Families of our fallen were invited on Wednesday, August 5th  for an evening at the 2015 Pageant of the Masters.

 


"The Pursuit of Happiness,” will explore the many sources of happiness, both ancient and modern through our theatrical production of “living pictures.” We were taken on a sentimental journey through depictions of pastimes and activities that gave people joy long before the instant gratification of the computer age.

 

 

We diiscovered artists who found their own answers to the age-old question, “what makes life worth living?”

Force Multiplier 5K Race - August 1st, 2015

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Thank you to all who participated nationally in our virtual "Force Multiplier" What is a Force Multiplier? A Force Multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases (hence "multiplies") the effectiveness of an item or group.

 


The Force Multiplier 5K/10K race is a fundraiser benefiting both Honoring Our Fallen and The Jonas Project.  With your help and participation in this race, you became a Force Multiplier helping these two organizations have thousands of dollars that will directly support their missions and to be ready for action when the need arises.

 


Racers had the option to walk or run either a 5K or 10K. We had runners and walkers around the world and thank you for all your participation and support.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-maillaura@honoringourfallen.org

Operation Hope / Beach Party - July 11th 2015

July Operation Hope---Beach Party.... A day full of fun in Seal Beach we enjoyed Coldstone Ice Cream....Junior Firefighter training and BBQ..... What a blast we had...

 

 

Thank You... Sharon, Pete, and Orange County Fire Authority for all your support...  And to all our sponsors that make these events a reality!

 


We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.

 


We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-maillaura@honoringourfallen.org

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Gold Star Fathers Retreat - June 28th 2015

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What a great day we had for our 1st Honoring Our Fallen Gold Star Father's Event. Special thanks to Price Transfer, Angels VP Tim Mead, and all or sponsors and donors that make these events possible.

 

If you are a Gold Star Father and would like to take part in these events please e-mail laura@honoringourfallen.org.

We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-mail laura@honoringourfallen.org

Operation Hope / Mothers Day Celebration - May 17th 2015

 

We had a great time at lunch and Color Me Mine making some goodies. Thank you to all our sponsors who make these events a day of fun for children of our nation's fallen.  It is important for us to continue to build and develop relationships with other children and now single parents that understand the journey.

 

We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place  parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.

 

We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-mail laura@honoringourfallen.org

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Southern California Freedom Ride - May 16th 2015

We are honored to have been selected as the benefitting charity for the Southern California National Armed Forces Freedom Ride. Over $700.00 was raised for Honoring Our Fallen!  Thank you to SSGT Tara Rempert for singing our National Anthem at Miramar Cemetery. Thank you to AML Post 365 for providing us with lunch and a great time together. Thank you to Kenneth Beiber, Lisa Martinez Chavarria, and Art Haeussler for all their hard work in making this day possible.

Thank you Indian Motorcycles OC for being a host location for the ride we are very excited to share Honoring Our Fallen was already selected as the benefitting charity for the 2016 Southern California National Armed Forces Freedom Ride and we are looking forward to a great event so “stay tuned”. Special thanks to Steve Gomez for creating this video. 

 

THE BIGGEST THANKS to all our Armed Forces ~ Past, Present and Future!

Gold Star Mother's Retreat - May 1-3rd, 2015

 

We had a fun filled weekend in Big Bear with nine mothers of our nation's fallen.

 

 

Thank you to the Sense Foundation our Presenting Sponsor who made this event a reality. When I read these thoughts about the event from one of the mother's in attendance it brought smiles and tears.

 


“I feel the best part about this event is meeting all the women from Honoring Our Fallen. By putting us together we have created a bond that cannot be replaced, together we all know what it is like to lose a child. This weekend was better than my therapy sessions at home. I feel better this weekend than from seven months of therapy. Thank you for everything you do and for bringing us together”

 

 

Rena Martinez, Mother of Lance Corporal Joshua Martinez, Killed Stateside 8-06-2013

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Operation Hope / Easter Celebration - April 4th 2015

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We shared a day of fun with children of our fallen. We enjoyed lunch, art & crafts, cookie making, family photo shoots, and of course an "Egg Hunt".

 

At Honoring Our Fallen we believe it is important for us to continue to build and develop relationships with children of our nation's fallen and now single parents that understand each others journey. We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.

 

 

Thank you to ALL our generous donors and sponsors that make these events happen. We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or e-mail laura@honoringourfallen.org

St. Patricks Day Party - March 15th 2015

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We all had a blast at our March ‪‎Operation Hope‬ event for ‪Children of Our Fallen‬.....Bumper bowling.....pizza and fun.....

 

At Honoring Our Fallen we believe it is important for us to continue to build and develop relationships with children of our nation's fallen and now single parents that understand each others journey. We have created monthly events with themed holiday/seasonal activities as a safe place parents and children can come together for a day of fun with an unspoken understanding between all.

 

Thank you to ALL our generous donors and sponsors that make these events happen. We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359,

or e-maillaura@honoringourfallen.org

Gold Star Widows Retreat - March 6-8th, 2015

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Thank you to Timmons VW of Long Beach for your sponsorship for our new addition.

 

Due to popular demand we have expanded and will be holding two annual widows retreats. We limit these retreats to 12 widows and each widow my only attend one retreat annually.

 

We had a great weekend away in the mountains with zip lining, concert, soap making, massages, and more.

 

We are always looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special for these women who have lost their spouse in service to our nation.

 

Please consider supporting this annual event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services. For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359 or laura@honoringourfallen.org

Race on the Base - February 28th 2015

Great job Team Honoring Our Fallen ‪2015 Race On The Base‬ it wasn't possible to get an entire team photo this year.

 

To many members in too many different races. Over 70 team members participating in every event here today.

 

GO team and thank you SO much for all your hard work we had over $1,800 in product sales. Everyone loves our new shirt's, beanies, patches, and lapel pins.....total fundraising over $4,000...

 

To all those who have served or are serving both here and abroad we salute you and "Thank you for our Freedom!"

 

To the families of our fallen we stand to support you!

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Valentines Day - February 14th 2015

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We were thankful to share some Valentine's Day LOVE to some local widow's/mother's of our nation's fallen. After we enjoyed brunch together, We sent them off for some pampering and we had some fun with their children. Our hope was each woman left feeling loved and pampered...and each child left happy... 

 

A message we received from a widow who attended- "Best Valentine's Day!... Thank you for your kindness & love. Truly makes unbearable times doable."--with tears we can say mission accomplished...


Thank you Cynthia Smith Photography for capturing the moments today in multiple locations. Thank you to all our sponsors and donors that make events like this a reality.. 

Operation Hope: All Children's Birthday Party - January 25th 2015

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What a great day!!!!!! January Operation Hope Event "Birthday Bash" Starting the year off celebrating everyone's birthday......

 

Special thanks to Chick fil A for providing us a super yummy lunch..... Cold Stone for providing us with super yummy desert..... Angel Wings & ‪#‎USMC‬ Toys For Tots for some special gifts for ‪#‎childrenofourfallen‬ ...

 

The Youth Center for providing us a great & safe location to gather and celebrate...... Elisabeth for your absolutely beautiful/awesome Face Painting and Balloon making.....OC Bounce House for a fun time bouncing and sliding....

 

To our board members Jennifer, Amy, and Adonna for all their time today to make it a great event..........We all had FUN!

 

Thank you to all our sponsors who make these events a day of fun for children of our nation's fallen.

 

We are looking for additional sponsors and donors to help make these events special. Please consider supporting this monthly event with a monetary donation or in-kind donation of items or services.

 

For further information please contact us at (800) 796-6359

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