Memorial Day is coming up on Monday so we’re taking a moment on this Feel Good Friday to focus on an organization honoring fallen soldiers, Project 33 Memorial Fund.
Founded in 2018 by Michael Gomolka, Project 33 takes its name from numbers in his Army Ranger Regiment and Special Forces units. Having served in the military himself, the mission of Project 33 is to preserve the memories of U.S. Army Special Operations Forces killed in action since 9/11/01.
Each Memorial Day, Project 33 organizes a 7-mile run in Hamburg, New York to raise awareness of that year’s honoree as well as raise funds for the honoree’s family or a charity of their choice. This year’s honoree is U.S. Army Ranger SSG Timothy Michael Conneway. SSG Conneway completed multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and died in 2003 from wounds sustained from an explosive device that detonated and struck his vehicle during an operation in Baghdad.
If you’d like help preserve the memory SSG Conneway by joining the run on Monday the good news is you don’t need to live in New York. There are both local and virtual options of the run and you can register at this link. Other ways to support Project 33 Memorial Fund are with a donation and by amplifying their message on social media. Like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @Project33F.
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