RH HQ Press Release (Sept. 18, 2013) – Remember Heroes, a startup company that enables loved ones to honor and virtually visit the gravesites of deceased American veterans, will officially begin taking orders at ten national cemeteries beginning October 1st, 2013.
Mike Merit, the President and a co-founder of Remember Heroes, is a disabled Marine who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Throughout his service, Mike worked as a loadmaster on KC-130 aircraft. In 2002, Mike lost 7 crewmembers when their plane went down in the mountains of Pakistan. In their name, Mike resolved to start an organization that honors veteran heroes, employs veterans and gives back to the military veteran community.
The result, Remember Heroes, places fresh flowers on veteran’s graves and returns a virtual tour of the site to the family and friends of the service member. The virtual tour can be shared with loved ones who can upload their own content to create an online memorial wall. If they don’t have a relative to honor, customers can choose to honor a random hero’s grave.
Remember Heroes, a client of TECH Fort Worth, operates in ten national cemeteries across the country and accepts orders on its website at RememberHeroes.org, by phone at 1-877-976-4450 or by mail at 1120 S. Freeway Suite 213, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Prices range from $95 to $190 to honor at veteran, 25% of which is donated to military service organizations.
Remember Heroes is able to initially serve the families and friends of more than 1.7 million deceased veterans in national cemeteries located in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Riverside, CA; Honolulu, HI; Denver, CO; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; St. Louis, MO; Long Island, NY; Arlington, VA/Washington, D.C.; Bushnell, FL and San Antonio, TX.
(Photo by Remember Heroes)