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Ruck To Remember

A “Ruck to Remember” is a fund-raising event that will stretch over 500 miles. The purpose of this march will be to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The plan is to leave from Knoxville Tennessee’s veterans Memorial on May 7th and arrive at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 28th. Again all money raised will be in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.  This march will pay homage to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country; however, we must also remember our wounded veterans as well. The popular phrase “all gave some, some gave all” applies. For those that come home from war with severe wounds still need our countries commitment. The goal is to raise money and to continue the support for our wounded warriors. I strongly encourage that all come out and support us on this march as we pass through your town. Cheers and encouragement will be needed as we intend to march 15-21 miles a day. We will be staying in motels, parks, and  the hospitality of strangers.


Sincerely,


David McCollum Jr.


SSgt. USMC (Ret.)

www.rucktoremember.com

This is a map of the route we will be taking

 A "Ruck to Remember" slowly grew out of a few war buddies going on weekend camping trips talking over a fire, trading stories and as the nights would wear on the conversation would drift towards remembering those that didnt make it home. We wanted a way to honor their sacrafice, but at the same time help out our wounded veterans. What better way than a "ruck!" 
 
     A ruck sack refers to the pack a serviceman carries on his back and a ruck march refers to carrying that pack on an organized foot march. Obviously saying that can be a little wordy and over time it was simplified to "ruck march."


      At first we thought, lets do a ruck sack run around Knoxville to raise awarness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project, but we felt that wasn't big enough. Then someone mentioned Forest Gump, and there it was, the inspiration. 


     Next thing you know, we were looking at a map trying to plan our route from Knoxville to D.C. We are hoping to cover between 15-20 miles a day walking along side the highway. 


    If you see a bunch of guys walking down the highway honk a horn, say hi, drop off some water, and if your a veteran join us, even if you can't walk the whole route, walk a section and join in on the comaraderie. I am sure that over the 18-21 day hike there will be a lot of stories told over a lot of campfires.
Total Raised

$16,420.00

Funded: 82.1%
Donors
Richard Bretherick
$100.00
2711 days ago
Richard Null
$50.00
2729 days ago
Buzz and Beth Easterling
$50.00
2730 days ago
Randall Vinson
$100.00
2730 days ago
Pam Towers
$20.00
2731 days ago
Daniel Walker
$25.00
2731 days ago
Jim Nanfeldt
$75.00
2732 days ago
Wes and Kimberly Murphree
$350.00
2734 days ago
Leann Rollins
$50.00
2735 days ago
Rian Girard
$500.00
2735 days ago
Fischer Family
$213.40
2736 days ago
Lindsey Townsley
$25.00
2736 days ago
Meredith Lawrence
$50.00
2737 days ago
Brenda and Dale Allen
$25.00
2737 days ago
Irby McCollum
$683.00
2737 days ago
Joell Bell
$238.60
2740 days ago
Leonard Brisendine
$75.00
2741 days ago
Anita Anile
$50.00
2741 days ago
Christie Kerr
$20.00
2741 days ago
Mary Hladky
$25.00
2741 days ago
Adam Logan
$50.00
2741 days ago
Donna Carpenter
$10.00
2742 days ago
Terry & Sean Walsh
$50.00
2742 days ago
Candy Greene
$25.00
2743 days ago
Henry & Mary Enochs
$25.00
2743 days ago
Angie Vicars
$15.00
2743 days ago
Kathleen Habeeb
$25.00
2743 days ago
Rob Lindstrom
$100.00
2744 days ago
Debra Salata
$50.00
2745 days ago
Anthony & Carla Dake
$250.00
2745 days ago
Athena Cox
$100.00
2746 days ago
Matthew Hoh
$250.00
2747 days ago
Elyse Bodner
$50.00
2747 days ago
Jimmy Nelson
$250.00
2747 days ago
Katie Cole
$50.00
2748 days ago
Cynthie Wong
$50.00
2748 days ago
Kristin and Dan Ballenger
$100.00
2749 days ago
Susan Joshlin
$20.00
2749 days ago
Jonathan Dorfman
$100.00
2749 days ago
Russ Dean
$250.00
2749 days ago
Robert Coussou
$30.00
2750 days ago
Lindsay Antone
$50.00
2750 days ago
Megan Tillman
$20.00
2750 days ago
Marsha Mather
$100.00
2750 days ago
Diane Mount
$50.00
2750 days ago
Debra Williams
$100.00
2750 days ago
Jamie Morrison
$100.00
2750 days ago
Jana Hee
$50.00
2750 days ago
Larry Ball
$20.00
2750 days ago
Thomas Halasz
$500.00
2751 days ago
William Parrott
$100.00
2751 days ago
Theodore and Carolyn Guss
$100.00
2751 days ago
Suzanna Sabbia
$75.00
2751 days ago
Ryan Dei
$50.00
2751 days ago
Mary Farmer
$100.00
2751 days ago
Nancy Parrott
$50.00
2751 days ago
David "McCollum, Jr."
$50.00
2751 days ago
Kate Garassino
$25.00
2751 days ago
Kevin Hurd
$100.00
2753 days ago
Lynn Kilb
$100.00
2753 days ago
Stephanie O'Connor
$20.00
2753 days ago
Edwin/Edwina Booth
$35.00
2753 days ago
Jeff Osler
$20.00
2754 days ago
Steve and Lauren Ryland
$500.00
2755 days ago
Michael Nedza
$50.00
2755 days ago
Jacob Haan
$150.00
2755 days ago
Mark Schwellinger
$100.00
2755 days ago
Elizabeth Hammetter
$75.00
2756 days ago
Dee Dee & Jim Brogan
$300.00
2756 days ago
Bonney Hart Daves
$100.00
2756 days ago
Kenneth and Colleen Dallmeyer
$100.00
2756 days ago
Frank Fernandez
$50.00
2756 days ago
Rachel Ross
$20.00
2757 days ago
Daniel DeDecker
$50.00
2757 days ago
Richard Kessler
$500.00
2757 days ago
patricia maier
$25.00
2758 days ago
Susan McArdle
$25.00
2760 days ago
Laura Orfei
$50.00
2760 days ago
Meredith Freyre
$25.00
2761 days ago
Sarah Barnett
$50.00
2762 days ago
Ashley Bulloch Esposito
$250.00
2763 days ago
Carolyn, Rick, Russ, Vicki Ford
$100.00
2764 days ago
Matt Askins
$500.00
2765 days ago
Dirk & Martha Wiley
$100.00
2767 days ago
Pamela Burns
$1,000.00
2769 days ago
Seth Anderson
$20.00
2769 days ago
Susan Casper
$25.00
2769 days ago
Jeff Gendelman
$25.00
2769 days ago
Brandon Sharp
$10.00
2770 days ago
Frank DuBois
$100.00
2770 days ago
Gary Steinhafel
$100.00
2770 days ago
Joyce McArdle
$150.00
2771 days ago
John Hurd
$100.00
2771 days ago
John Hurd
$1,325.00
2771 days ago
John Casper
$50.00
2771 days ago
Mickey Green
$50.00
2771 days ago
J. Townsley
$500.00
2772 days ago
John Hurd
$25.00
2773 days ago
Bradley Walker
$250.00
2774 days ago
Robin Blunt
$25.00
2776 days ago