Remember Heroes: From a Veteran, For a Hero

At Remember Heroes, our mission is to provide the significance, solemnity and accessibility necessary to allow Americans to honor their heroes.
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Blair Hancock
Community
Fort Worth, Texas
United States
6 Team Members

Welcome

With the launch of Remember Heroes, we can reshape both the way people remember their loved ones and the way we honor our veterans. By decorating, seeing and most importantly sharing the grave of a hero, friends and family members can build a living, interconnected memorial that stands stronger than stone.

Physical location should not prevent someone from honoring a man or woman who has laid everything on the line for our freedom. We want anyone to be able to decorate any veteran’s grave, any time, anywhere. There are about 4.9 million veterans’ graves in all 128 national cemeteries. Upon launch, we can serve 1.7 million of those, roughly one third. Join our cause to help us serve them all.

Remember Heroes Indiegogo

The goal of our company's Indiegogo campaign is twofold:

  1. Raise awareness for Remember Heroes and honor America's veterans by blanketing 2,000 grave-sites with fresh flowers for Veterans Day.

  2. Raise enough money to expand our service to as many of the 128 national cemeteries as we possibly can by Memorial Day, 2014.


Honoring American veterans is central to our mission; our $20,000 goal will help us to place fresh flowers on 2,000 gravesites on Veterans Day. In addition to honoring deceased heroes on Veterans Day, our $20,000 goal will help us to double the number of cemeteries we serve from 10 to 20.

GREEN is where we are, RED is where we are going!

The RH Story

President Mike Merit flying a KC-130, 2003

Our concept was, at its birth, the dream of a Marine who missed his friends. Mike Merit, a disabled veteran and co-founder of our organization, made a wish on Memorial Day 2012 that he could honor his fallen comrades at national cemeteries thousands of miles away without traveling.

He wished that he could somehow see the graves of his brothers and sisters in arms that were lost while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With Mike’s vision, we founded an organization that allows you to remember and honor American heroes in three ways: by putting flowers on their grave, seeing their memorial decorated with those flowers and sharing it with those you love.

At Remember Heroes, we know nothing can come close to the feeling of loyalty that personally visiting the final resting place of your loved ones imparts — and we don’t seek to imitate that. But, we can enable those who can’t make it to the grave themselves, people like Mike, to also honor and remember their heroes.

Our Service, as easy as 1 2 3...4 5 6 7 8

We’ve given you a broad explanation of how our service works; now let us take you step by step through the entire process. Once an order is placed, we accomplish three tasks that allow you to honor your hero in a unique and significant way.

  • We deliver high-quality, fresh and unique floral arrangements to any Veterans grave in a national cemetery.
  • We send back high-resolution images of the gravesite, flower placement and cemetery.
  • We create a secure memorial page with these images and a 360 degree panoramic that you can invite your friends and family to see. Everyone invited can share stories, pictures and videos to remember their fallen hero.

In October, we will be able to take orders on our website for our first ten national cemeteries. When you log on to rememberheroes.org, we will follow an easy process that allows you to choose your veteran and place an order for delivery in the next four business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What cemeteries do we currently serve?

We will be able to place flowers in ten national cemeteries by the end of the IndieGoGo campaign. These ten national cemeteries are:

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Riverside National Cemetery
  • Florida National Cemetery
  • Calverton National Cemetery
  • Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
  • Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
  • Ft. Logan National Cemetery
  • Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

How will you collect necessary information for delivery of my perk?

If you claim a perk that requires information like your twitter handle, your Hero's story or shirt size, expect an email before the campaign ends asking for that information.

What veterans' organizations do we support?

Right now we are actively searching for veteran service organizations to partner with. If you have any recommendations please don’t hesitate to contact us and help build our network of sponsorships across the country.

How long will it take to get the flowers delivered?

If you place an order for immediate delivery, it takes between 3-4 business days to receive your images back. The main reason for this delay is that each bouquet is built specifically for you and is then shipped after the order is placed.

Who actually delivers the flowers and takes the pictures?

Remember Heroes has placement partners around the country that handle our deliveries and take flowers directly to the National Cemetery. It varies at each location, but partners are active duty military, veterans, sons and daughters of veterans or veteran organizations.

Where do the bouquets come from?

A professional florist in Florida who specializes in large-volume orders arranges the bouquets. We are partnered with Sam’s Club, who helps us transport our flowers to each national cemetery.

Perks

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$1,991USD
raised by 34 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on October 19, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Every Little bit Counts

    Your awesome, thank you very much for you're help. We will keep you updated on our progress.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $5USD
    You're on our Honor Roll

    Don't have much to spend, but want to help honor our heroes? At $5, 100% of your funds goes to blanketing 2,000 graves this Veterans Day with fresh flowers, you get back a video link of everyone at RH decorating the cemetery, plus all contributors will be named on our @RmbrHeroes Twitter Honor Roll for helping us reach our goal.

    6 claimed
  • $10USD
    A Thank You Note From Us

    A handwritten thank you note from founder and President, Mike Merit, a 12 and a half year veteran of the Marine Corps. Plus you'll get a shout out on our Honor Roll and the RH Veteran's Day video link.

    1 claimed
  • $15USD
    Honor Your Veteran + 10% Off

    Take the opportunity to honor a family member or close friend across our social media sites for their service to our country. It is special highlight that will be seen by everyone in our network. You'll also receive a 10% discount code to use our service in the future, plus a shout out, a personal thank you note from Mike and the RH Veterans Day video link.

    0 claimed
  • $25USD
    Gear of your Choice

    Show your contribution off with your choice of a limited edition t-shirt or traveler's coffee mug sporting the Remember Heroes brand. In addition, you'll get a shout out, personal thank you note, 10% discount, chance to honor your own personal hero and the RH Veterans Day video link.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $40USD
    Remember Heroes Baseball Cap

    Who doesn't love a good ol' baseball cap?! You'll receive a limited edition Remember Heroes embroidered baseball cap to show off on your next outing. Plus you'll get a shout out + personal thank you note from Mike + chance to honor you own personal hero + 10% discount code + RH Veterans Day video link.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $75USD
    You Pick Two

    You get a choice of two: Tshirt, Traveler's Mug or Baseball Cap. Just let us know which two you want. Plus you'll receive a shout out + personal thank you note + the chance to honor you own personal hero + 10% discount code + RH Veterans Day video link.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $125USD
    Combo Pack

    Receive all three items: A custom Tshirt, Traveler's Mug and Baseball Cap! You'll also receive our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + 10% discount code + RH Veterans Day video link.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $150USD
    Single Bouquet Placement

    Have a bouquet of flowers placed at the gravesite of a veteran you wish to honor or have us choose a veteran for you to honor! Plus you can sport a new Remember Heroes T-shirt and receive our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + 10% discount code + RH Veterans Day video link.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $200USD
    Single Wreath Placement

    Have a wreath placed at the gravesite of a veteran you wish to honor or have us choose a veteran for you to honor! Plus, sport a new Remember Heroes T-shirt. You'll also receive our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + 10% discount code + RH Veterans Day video link.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $300USD
    Three Bouquets + Life Discount

    With $300 toward our cause, you'll get three bouquets to use use as you see fit, three separate veterans or three separate times. Plus you'll get a lifetime 10% discount code to use on any of our services and sport a new Remember Heroes T-shirt. In addition you'll get our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + RH Veterans Day video link.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD
    Three Wreaths + Life Discount

    With $500 toward our cause you'll get three wreaths to use as you see fit, three separate veterans or three separate times. Plus you'll get a lifetime 10% discount code to use on any of our services and sport a new Remember Heroes T-shirt. In addition you'll get our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + RH Veterans Day video link.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Take Ten + Life Discount

    At this generous level of sponsorship, you can honor ten heroes using our service . Your name will be listed on our website's "Thank You" page, plus you'll get a lifetime 10% discount code to use on any of our services and sport all Remember Heroes gear. In addition you'll get our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + RH Veterans Day video link.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Honor for Life

    With an amazing $5,000 of support, we'll let you honor your hero with a bouquet, annually for the rest of your life. Your name will be listed on our website's "Thank You" page and you'll sport all Remember Heroes gear, in addition to our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + RH Veterans Day video link.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $20,000USD
    A Day to Remember

    If you're so inspired by our cause to honor veterans that you pledge this overwhelmingly generous amount, we will fly you first class to the cemetery of your choice to place flowers on your hero's gravesite on Veteran's Day 2013. You can also place 2 bouquets annually for the rest of your life. Your name will be listed on our website's "Thank You" page. You'll sport all Remember Heroes gear, in addition to our perks: shout out + thank you note + honor your hero + RH Veterans Day video link.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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