The Family Picnic is the cornerstone Legacy Event that connects Gold Star families each year. Hundreds of Gold Star families, Legacies Alive staff, and supporters come together for a weekend of comradery, encouragement, and healing – all made possible by an army of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. The event, which takes place at a private farm outside of Pittsburgh, features a weekend of activities, food, entertainment, fireworks, and an opportunity to honor and remember the legacies of our fallen heroes.
US Army MSG Ben Linkous led the way on Saturday, April 24th in Beaver County, PA for the 26.2 mile Mountain Man Memorial March (MMMM) to honor our local Gold Star Families and their fallen heroes and to raise money and awareness for military families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Register now for the Unquiet Professional’s 2020 Virtual Memorial Mile! The Unquiet Professional is dedicated to ‘Making Noise for those who Serve’. The Virtual Memorial Mile will be honoring 5 brave men that paid their final sacrifice in 2013 while serving in Afghanistan. Honor these men by doing whatever motivates you and brings you joy – walk, run, bike, hike, or swim. 100% of donations and 50% of registration (after cost of t shirt) will be donated to a group of charities that supports Gold Star families.
Every year, Gold Star Families and Legacies Alive supporters from all over the country gather for an Army Navy experience like no other. It is an emotionally charged weekend filled with sharing stories of our American Heroes, uniting Gold Star Families, and fun rivalries. This is where our Legacies Alive Family unites every year to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of our Fallen Heroes. Our families enjoy this weekend of celebration so much that they have coined it our annual Gold Star Family Reunion.
The annual Celebrating Their Legacy Gala is an elegant evening featuring a silent and live auction, gourmet dinner, guest speakers, and entertainment. All proceeds benefit Legacies Alive and its programs that are designed to strengthen and support the Gold Star families of our nation’s fallen heroes and brings national awareness to the life and character of all service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
US Army MSG Ben Linkous led the way in the Virtual Mountain Man Memorial March on Saturday, April 25th in honor of USAF SSGT Dylan Elchin, KIA Afghanistan November 27, 2018. For 2020’s Legacy Challenge, Ben and some of his teammates at Fort Benning, GA marched 26.2 miles while wearing 35-pound rucksacks. Many others from across the nation joined Ben “virtually” by marching, running or walking in their hometowns.
The Mountain Man Memorial March began as a way to honor 1LT Frank B. Walkup, IV, a 2005 University of Tennessee graduate and ROTC alumnus, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Upon learning of the death of 1LT Walkup a group of UT Cadets were looking for a way to honor 1LT Walkup and his family and the Mountain Man Memorial March was born. Legacies Alive is proud to participate in this annual event. We encourage our Gold Star families and supporters to join us!
Each year, Legacies Alive and several Gold Star families participate in the Windy25 Memorial 5K. Windy25 is committed to sharing and honoring the life legacies of the military’s fallen heroes in lasting tribute to their surviving families, friends, and loved ones. The Windy25 Memorial Fund provides life opportunities, fosters community connections, and honors the legacy of our courageous heroes in tribute to the Windy25 flight.
Date: June 10, 2017 Location: Kona Kai Resort- San Diego, California An elegant evening featuring a silent and live auction, gourmet dinner, guest speakers and entertainment with all proceeds benefiting Legacies Alive.