Tune Into News Channel 3 for “3 Plus You” – We Will Be ON AIR! Friday June 29th, and July 4th

Julie Edwards from News Channel 3 called and invited us on her show! Lebron Clark from Mountain View Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Ringgold, GA arranged the meeting and we are thrilled! Tune into News Channel 3 for “3 Plus You” on June 29th, and again on July 4th.

Our message of remembrance is very important to be shared as it helps heal our community. Each year we must remember them and as time goes on it makes our mission even more important. The support from our community is awesome and could not be more proud of where we live.

As we drive across the United States thousands of people see the truck and remember the Fallen 5. The flag is hung from the bridge each year in their honor, folded back up, and rides in the dash of the Blazer of Glory.

Support our mission and remember the Fallen 5.

Joshua Kapellusch

Sponsor the 2018 Fallen 5 Drive, Read How

The goal of your sponsorship is to assist the Fallen 5 Drive Team with covering the expenses of the mission to carry the Amnicola American Flag to the Golden Gate Bridge to be flown. Each company or organization wishing to sponsor the Fallen 5 Drive is entitled to corresponding levels of support. The Fallen 5 Drive Team’s goal is to represent each company or organization fairly with sponsorship and placement on the truck and website. Earlier donations receive priority placement due to space limitations so reserve your space early. Joshua will customize your logo placement and coordination of any events and online support.

The overall goal of the drive is to maximize exposure for the remembrance of the Fallen 5 and our mission. In doing so we encourage people to support our sponsors who make the mission possible. We are a rolling, interactive Fallen 5 memorial that drives over 10,000 miles each year across the country and especially in Chattanooga, Tennessee throughout the year.

Levels of Sponsorship
Platinum: Primary logo / Company information placement on truck, falllen5drive.org website, and materials. Media coverage, name inclusions, and custom media around your company or organization. Events and other ideas are welcomed including media such as newspapers, tv news, and others to include potential national news. Joshua also speaks to people about the mission to groups in meetings to promote unity and purpose in the workplace. Sponsoring the mission is exciting!
$2,500.00

Gold: Prominent logo / Company information on truck, fallen5drive.org website, and materials. Mentions, inclusions, and custom media including your company or organization. Some events and other inclusions for certain events. Other ideas and custom supportive efforts are welcomed!
$1,000 +

Silver: Logo / Company information on truck, fallen5drive.org website, and some materials. Other ideas and custom supportive efforts are welcomed
$500 +

Hero: Individual, companies, and organizations are welcomed to support our mission. If you want recognition, please let Joshua know. Small donations make a huge difference in making the drive possible. We love to include as many people as possible since it feels so great to do something good.
$ any

To learn more contact Joshua at 423.414.8233 or fallen5drive@gmail.com. Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed! Visit our Fallen 5 Drive Facebook page as well.

Thank you,

Joshua Kapellusch

Fallen 5 Drive Story

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is all about remembering the men and women who sacrificed their lives to to preserve our freedoms. Our country has a long history, as other countries do. We have our problems and divisions, however we are all united by a common bond we call being American. It is our inherent duty to make things better for each of our own interests, as well as for our fellow countrymen and women. We do it best by working together. This sometimes takes great private  and public sacrifices, even the giving of one’s life to save another.

We often change our self identities with culture shifts and changes with time. What never fades is the courage of people who take an oath to give their lives for the sake of others. Joining any branch of service guarantees no safe return trip home. Some never did, but they are not forgotten.

It is our duty to remember those that have no voice because they are fallen, honor them with thoughts and actions. Visit graves, tell stories, and say thank you because you never know what dark hell someone had to get through to live another day, while others passed away.

I would like to thank my Great Grandpa Harvey who served in WWII in the Navy operating landing craft in the Pacific theater. I visited him on the way home from the 2017 trip and had a special time hearing his stories.

We will be attending the ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 11:00 am, on Monday the 29th, of May, 2018.

Read More Here

Joshua Kapellusch

 

Riverbend Festival 2017

Hey Everyone!!

We are having an excellent event at Riverbend Festival – 8 Days, 5 Stages, nearly 100 Artists – downtown Chattanooga! See our Facebook for updated pictures! https://www.facebook.com/fallen5drive/

Visit riverbendfestival.com for more information!

“The Riverbend Festival, or called Riverbend (named for the bend in the Tennessee River) by locals, was started in June 1982 as a five night festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We are now celebrating over 35 years as Chattanooga’s premier event.  The annual festival now goes on for eight nights and ranks in the top 10% of all American festivals. The International Festivals and Events Association has presented the festival with several awards, including 7 in 2015. Attendance continues to grow for the festival and now some individual nights attract 90,000 people, with 350,000 people attending over the 8 day period. There’s a wide variety of performers covering almost every music genre that perform at the festival.   The 5 stages set along the backdrop of the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing, also known as the Scenic City’s front porch.

Our team has interacted with hundreds of people on each day of the festival and are growing awareness for the Fallen 5. The truck with all the lights has drawn in so many people who ask all about the mission. Most importantly people are remembering the Fallen 5 – and that’s what it is all about!

A huge thank you to US 101 who made room for our truck to be displayed! Without their support  many people would have missed out on seeing how Chattanoogans come together in a time of need. Stay tuned as we update everyone on our progress to fly the flag once again off the Golden Gate Bridge!

~ Josh