We run dedicated miles to honor and remember each fallen hero who died since the GWOT began. However, regardless of war or conflict, branch of service or cause of death, we ultimately run for them all. We honor their service and sacrifice, and remember that they each gave up a future so that we could have ours. We give tribute to them by name wherever possible and to the
sacrifice of the families they left behind.
SSgt Louis Bonacasa Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by his family in memory of SSgt Louis Bonacasa. It is established to create a charitable fund to be used for projects that honor his memory. Louis, along with five other Airmen, lost their lives during outside-the-wire human intelligence missions in Bagram, Afghanistan on December 21, 2015 by a suicide bomber. His daughter had just turned five and Christmas was only 4 days away.
Although the Bonacasa family suffered a heavy loss, they were not alone. They are truly grateful for the blessings and outpouring of support during this difficult journey. The Holidays will always be bittersweet. Somehow, in their unimaginable pain, they turned their grief into hope, strength, and purpose. The organization carries on his mission by providing support to Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, Gold Star/Blue Star families, and other families and children in need.
To Remember the Fallen and Support the Living. This non-profit race donates to local charities that support our Veterans. This is the 5th annual memorial Run/Walk in honor of Recon Marine LCpl Luke Benjamin Holler who was KIA 11/2/06. This is a family friendly event for everyone and kids ages 10-18 can register as official participants. Bring the whole family out for a fun morning to walk/run or cheer others on!
Everything in our lives starts with God. He is our foundation, our bedrock, the place from which all else emanates. The Lord has and continues to take us on a spiritual journey; molding us and teaching us through tragedy and triumph.
A pivotal life-altering day was February 22nd of 2007. We received the devastating call that my son, SSG Joshua Ryan Hager, was KIA in Iraq. We became a member of a group that no one ever wants to be part of. We became a Gold Star family.