Trip Update

Times Free Press Photo By Erin O. Smith

Leading up to July 16th, we were so wonderfully embraced by the Chattanooga community! Driving the truck is helping so many to remember the Fallen 5 – and the drive is about helping those outside our community to remember the sacrifices these men made, the ultimate sacrifice.

We were on Channel 3 and 9 news locally – also in the Times Free Press: Read more here.

Times Free Press Photo By Erin O. Smith

The love we were shown has reaffirmed my mission to complete the journey. Every day I drive the truck people wave, give a thumbs up, and sometimes cry. The mission is very important. The folded flag sits in my dash as a daily reminder of why it is important.

I can’t thank our contributing sponsors enough: Mountian View Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge in Ringgold, GA, Mountain View Chevrolet in Chattanooga, TN, Hudlow Axle in Rossville, GA. Visit these businesses for any automotive need you may have – they care and invest in their community. They love Chattanooga and Chattanoogans! I also want to personally thank individual sponsors who willingly gave money for the trip! You are my heroes! To give is to love, and to heal. Thank you!

Cody Thomas – MTN View Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Times Free Press Photo By Erin O. Smith

We unfortunately are delayed in our departure due to not raising the full $5,000.00. So far we’ve raised $1,764.00 to complete the trip! I feel disappointed in myself for not raising the full amount to leave on July 16th as planned. However, we will leave before September 11th as a firm deadline. I will be personally working and saving every penny until then – in addition to getting more sponsors!

Until we leave I’ll be updating this website and Facebook. I’ve used Facebook more than this website to keep people updated as there were some technical issues with this site – but they are fixed now and I’ll be updating this site at least weekly! Stay tuned for updates… and help us to NEVER FORGET the Fallen 5. Contact me with any support or events we can participate in! Thank you so much!


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