No Active Duty Service Member (ADSM) or Veteran Should Eat a Holiday Meal Alone. We Match ADSMs & Veterans with Nearby Families for Easter, Eid Al-Fitr , Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.
PLEASE HOST a HERO for a Holiday Meal
Hosting an Active-Duty Service Member for a Holiday Deal is an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved. A simple LinkedIn post garnered over 180,000 views and many volunteers. It is time to expand from a family tradition to an online organization that serves thousands year in and year out. Our goal is to create a self-sustaining web-based community to host Vets and Active Duty for the holidays.
Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., former Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration is a supporter. Shawn Bertholf, a Navy Veteran, loved the concept so much he volunteered as our Project Manager and will help to take the vision for Remember our Military from concept to reality and organize the development and implementation of an automated data collection and matching system for Hosts and Guests utilizing his network of Veterans.
Remember Our Military is an all-volunteer project. We are not asking for monetary donations. We need volunteers to support Remember our Military and spread the word. We need volunteers who want to host active-duty military and veterans over the holidays to make sure they don’t feel alone.
We started with Fort Hood. There are so many stationed at Fort Hood that cannot be with their families for Christmas.
Can you find room in your heart and at your table to Host a HERO? Say something interesting about your business here.
December 18, 2021
Reporter Adam Schindler takes the mission of ROM seriously and does a stellar job of reporting and helping ROM recruit Hosts for Fort Hood and more. ROM extends our thanks to KXX TV and Adam Schindler.
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December 20, 2021
In this follow up report we here from Veteran Navy Rescue Swimmer Chris Valdez and learn that in just a matter of days ROM has room at the Christmas Dinner Table for almost 100 Fort Hood Soldiers.
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Sargent Benjamin Parker. EOD is pictured here and was our guest for Christmas Eve dinner a number of years ago. My family loved having him as a guest. He met TTrouble the Military Working Dog we fostered in his honor. TTrouble is serving in the Navy.
I asked him where he spent last Christmas Eve. He told us he was standing in cold water and mud diffusing a complicated IED under a bridge. The problem was complicated by the cold and it took much longer than expected. When he returned to base he hit his rack. And this year he is here at our warm and comfortable home.
My wife and I were thrilled to attend Ben's wedding a few years later. He is part of our family and always will be.
A close friend and veteran asked me to get involved with #22KILL, the Facebook 22 Pushup Challenge. I couldn't say no. This lead me to four Veterans who needed nothing more than a person willing to listen to them, to let them know someone cared. They think I helped them along life's occasionally bumpy road. They inspired me to do more.
This particular video is personal. My Father was a B-25 Pilot in WWII and like many had PTSD.
My family has been hosting Active Duty Service Members and Veterans for 20 years, but Remember Our Military was created December 12, 2021.
Our Mission is to create an all volunteer group of families to Host a Hero for a Holiday Dinner across the country.
We are new. We will do our very best to accommodate your request to enjoy the holidays in 2022 with a volunteer family.