This Armed Forces Day, grassroots organizers in Richmond hope to honor returning post-9/11 veterans with a Welcome Home the Heroes Parade and Resource Fair on May 19th.
But Richmond, we need your help!
Parades, like freedom, aren’t free. The Welcome Home Foundation – the group responsible for organizing the first-in-the-country welcome home parade in St. Louis on January 28th which drew a crowd of 100,000 citizens – and media partners at The Richmond Times-Dispatch and Cox Communications are challenging the citizens, business leaders and educational institutions in Richmond to raise $50,000 by April 20th so we can move forward with a Welcome Home Parade in Richmond to honor post-9/11 troops returning from war.
Log on and support the Richmond $50,000 Welcome Home the Heroes Challenge at www.americaforvets.org by clicking on RICHMOND. Check out our Facebook group, Richmond Welcomes Home the Heroes.
We heard it was impossible to raise this much in two weeks. At the Welcome Home Foundation, when it comes to veterans, we don’t do impossible! Richmond, let’s show America how we thank OUR heroes!