Fort Bragg in North Carolina is looking to collect 7,000 combat boots for a display to honor fallen service members.
According to ABC 11, Fort Bragg’s Survivor Outreach Services needs the boots for an annual display to be showcased during the yearly ‘Run, Honor, Remember 5k,’ and the 82nd Airborne Division’s kickoff run for All American Week beginning May 16th.
Each boot will feature the name of a fallen veteran, their branch of service, their unit, and their date of departure.
The combat boot memorial has been a tradition for several years but, due to bad weather during recent displays, the boots are now in rough shape and need to be replaced.
Anyone wishing to donate combat boots can do so at three Fort Bragg locations: Survivor Outreach Services, the Soldier and Family Resource Center, or the Soldier Support Center lobby. The last day for donations is April 17th.
Military ID holders and their guests are welcome to sign up for the Run, Honor, Remember 5k, here.