Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the Run honor?

We will be honoring the men and women of the United States military. We will be posting flags, photos, and biographical cards in honor of all fallen heroes from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. We will also be posting flags in honor of all wounded veterans and wounded warriors.

We will be bringing extra flags and cards for all Blue Star families who might want to post a flag for a currently enlisted and/or deployed loved one.

How can I participate?

Join us for one or more miles on any day of the Run, anywhere along our route.

You can run, walk, or bike with us, by yourself, or with other friends and family.

I cannot actively participate but how can I help?

  1. Tell your friends in your community about the Run. If anyone wants to help sponsor, please let us know.
  2. Share your story. We are looking for stories to share on the website.
  3. Help us remember the lives of our fallen soldiers. Continue to tell the stories about the lives of service members and their contributions to our country.
  4. Help us honor and assist our wounded veterans and wounded warriors. We are asking for individuals to donate a dollar for one or more miles that our runners complete.

What is the route?

3rd Annual Lone Star Trail of Heroes will be held at Lady Bird Lake Trail under the MoPac bridge (on the end that is next to Veterans Drive. 540 flags will be posted for our Texas fallen heroes who died as a result of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. We will also post flags for the "Ft. Hood 13" who died as a result of the shooting on November 5, 2009. Each flag will be personlized with a memory card that includes the photo of the hero and some biographical information. The cards was prepared by students at Bowie High School and Leander I.S.D. The flags will be posted together in silent tribute to the men and women who have given their lives for our country. We are asking everyone to run or walk or bike a mile or more in honor of the fallen.

Does the Run have a political agenda?

NO. We run to honor fallen service members, wounded veterans, and their families.

Lone Star Trail of Heroes: Run AcrossTexas is an apolitical event that brings families and friends together who have been affected by Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. We intend to celebrate the lives of our fallen heroes, honor our wounded warriors and veterans, and recognize the contributions of all men and women of the United States Armed Forces. As we run from city to city we hope to awareness about the needs of our wounded veterans and their families. Ultimately we hope raise funds to assist wounded heroes and their families.

What is the Mission?

The mission of OPERATION HONOR OUR HEROES is to meet the unmet needs of wounded warriors and wounded veterans. As a part of that mission, we are sponsoring the Lone Star Tail of Heroes: Run Across Texas. We will be posting a flag and a biographical card for every Texas fallen hero and we will also be posting flags to signify and honor all wounded veterans and their families. We hope to raise funds during this journey to help us accomplish our goal of assisting wounded warriors and wounded veterans.

What are the biographical sign cards for each service member?

Each memorial card will contain the photo and biographical information for each fallen hero. Students rom Bowie High School in Austin and Leander I.S.D created these personalized cards that will be placed in remembrance and honor of each fallen soldier.

May I donate?

Yes. You may donate online at www.honorheroes.org or click the Donate button below.

You may also mail a check to Operation Honor Our Heroes, 106 Summit Pass, Austin, Texas 78737. Operation Honor Our Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our Tax ID# is 26-1667532.

Where will my donation go?

Your donation will assist Operation Honor Our Heroes in its efforts to meet the unmet needs of our wounded warriors and wounded veterans and their families. 100% of all funds donated go to serve these needs.

Operation Honor Our Heroes is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our TAX ID # is 26-1667532.

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