The 

Heart Strings For Heroes

TREE OF ETERNAL REMEMBRANCE

Please note:

The unveiling of this memorial will not be until Saturday Nov. 5. 2022

Pictures and or video of the memorial, will be added to this page, at that time.

If you wish to sponsor a specific soldier - click here

On August 26th 2021 - 13 American Military Service men & women

11 MARINES - 1 ARMY - 1 NAVY

were tragically KIA at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber

while they were searching evacuees who were rushing to leave the country.

This attack was the deadliest enemy strike since 2011 when a Chinook

helicopter was shot down, killing 30 US Troops.

Most of these 13 troops were in their early 20`s and sadly, they look

even younger in their pictures.

We decided to create a "everlasting" memorial for these fallen HEROES

for many reasons, the most important being that their young lives and

legacy must continue to live on long after the tragic circumstances that

unfolded on that fateful day... August 26th 2021. And must also live on

long after the news headlines fade into obscurity.

These scars will (unfortunately) live on forever with these families.

These 13 brave men & women join the countless other warriors

who have sacrificed their lives for the ongoing fight for enduring

freedom... and for that, it is OUR duty to NEVER stop saying their names,

in their HONOR and help bring healing to their families.

 

Many family members of these fallen HEROES

have not only been devastated and forever changed by the

loss of their loved ones, but are also angry at the way the whole

situation was handled by the administration & military itself.

"The commanders on the ground should have recognized this threat and

addressed it" stated Steve Nikoui (father of Marine Kareem Nikoui) 

Many other parents share this same sentiment.

 

Names of our HEROES K.I.A. - August 26th - 2021

  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Tex.
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, of Roseville, Calif.
  • Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, 31, of Utah
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn.
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, Jackson, Wyo.
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan William-Tyler Page, 23, of Omaha
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario, 25, Lawrence, Mass.
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, Logansport, Ind.
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, of Wentzville, Mo.
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
  •  

Our eternal tribute spotlights all 13 men and women KIA.

The SCULPTURE itself is forged in metal to fortify its endurance to

last the test of time. The PURPLE wood that is prominent under the

metal flag is actually "Purple Heart wood" that is naturally grown

with its rich, beautiful purple color and has NOT be dyed or stained

with any color, in any way.

Purple represents the Purple Heart Medal given to those

injured or killed in combat. The waving, scorched flag represents the

attack and devastation that took place, and that our flag may be

withered, torn and burned but our AMERICAN SPIRIT can NEVER be

taken away and will continue its glory and symbol of FREEDOM for eternity.

Each STAR holds the photo of every HERO KIA on Aug. 26th 2021.

Each STAR is lit up to represent the stars in the heavens that

NEVER cease to shine. The bible verse JOHN 15:13

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his

life for his friends." Is carved into the flag to represent the LOVE we

are to have for those who sacrifice their lives for all of us.

The TREE SECTION represents the life that continues to flourish with the

memory and spirit of those who laid down their lives for the ongoing lives

and spiritual growth of others.

Inside the bottom of the TREE, our LORD JESUS CHRIST watches over and

bows his head.

The GREEN GRASS represents the grass on ALL the graves of ALL the fallen

AMERICAN HEROES laid to rest, on foreign and domestic soil.

Our goal is to display this memorial, where it can be visited by

anyone, 365 days a year. It is currently on display at: TBD

 

Every donation made, on ONLY this page, SPECIFICALLY for this memorial

will be collected through-out each year and presented annually to families

of each of the 13 fallen K.I.A. on Aug. 26th 2021.

Your donation can be made in multiples of $25, $50, $100, $500

if you wish to donate more, you can donate any of those amounts

as many times throughout the year, as you wish.

Thank-you for your support!

Donations accepted below.

The

Heart Strings For Heroes Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL DONATION

In cart Not available Out of stock
$25.00

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please register your email at check-out.

Read more…

FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL DONATION

In cart Not available Out of stock
$50.00

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please register your email at check-out..

Read more…

FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL DONATION

In cart Not available Out of stock
$100.00

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please register your email at check-out..

Read more…

FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL DONATION

In cart Not available Out of stock
$500.00

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please

Thank-you for supporting our FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN! Every year we will send out 100% of the money accumulated from this campaign, minus Paypal fees to each of the families of the fallen 13 soldiers K.I.A. in Afghanistan. If you would like to be notified every year of when and how much we raised & presented to the families, please register your email at check-out..

Read more…