Fox News Jenna Lee “Happening Now” show host gives national attention to Fueled By The Fallen 9/11 Angel Cruisers on behalf of America’s Heroes
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It was really nice talking with you in Mesquite the othere day. That was good to know that there is a person like you reminding the tragic event to people and the future… Take care and hope you guys keep doing well on what you have been doing for 9.11. Hiro Matsunaga Hiroshima Japan Check out our album on Facebook and make sure to “LIKE” our page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.419837858069645.95744.396179550435476&type=3
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Actor Kevyn Major Howard attended the awards ceremony and took a moment to offer his accolades to the many up-and-coming filmmakers, writers, directors and more. Howard also took the stage to speak about a care dear to his heart, the Fueled by the Fallen nonprofit organization he created after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 - BLOG
It has been amazing to be here in New York this weekend. It would have been very difficult to avoid being absorbed by the huge surge of emotion you could feel everywhere, as New Yorkers got on with the job of remembering the attack of the twin towers ten years ago and honouring their dead. There have been documentaries and special reports being broadcast constantly and every museum and gallery have some sort of commemorative event. Security was increased over the weekend – signs on buses said “if you see something, say something”. We were photo ID’d virtually everywhere we went. Our stuff went through scanners at the Empire State Building. There were dogs and police and soldiers everywhere. Flashing lights and road blocks meant we had to take a diversion on virtually every journey we took either by cab or when we walked. Cars were getting pulled over and checked with torches endlessly. I don’t suppose there was a safer place on earth this weekend, despite the level 3 terror alert.
Where else in the world would you find a fleet of specially designed police cars with the licence plates Angel 1, 2, 3 and so on with the names of the dead listed on the paintwork:
Text “angels” to 247411 to donate.
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – A special tour came to Las Vegas. The 9/11 Angel Cars arrived Friday.
Imagined into reality by a life long drag racer, the cars commemorate those who lost their lives on that terrible day 10 years ago.
Filled with the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, organizers say there isn’t a town they visit that isn’t touched by the vehicles.
The cars will be in Las Vegas throughout the weekend…
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KABUL, Afghanistan — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict that now garners little public interest at home.
Fueled By The Fallen continues to lend our hand to support Law Enforcement personnel and Military Veterans.
Dakota Meyer is the first living U.S. Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in 42 years, and he has written a compelling new book about the war in Afghanistan and the day he earned his medal with incredible acts of bravery on the battlefield.
For those of you who don’t know Fueled By The Fallen was honored to be a part of the movie premier of ‘Until They Are Home’. If you would like to check out a video of that premier please go to this link and view that wonderful event with the 9/11 Angels and Kevyn Major Howard:
Fueled by the Fallen’s 9/11 Moving Memorial visited Mount Washington Elementary School on Friday. The fleet of five Chevy Camaro’s are decorated with the names of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
From the founder, Kevyn Major Howard: “The goal is to teach our children seven simple forgotten words: Yes Sir, No Sir, Please and Thank you. If our children do not learn to be thankful and respectful then the future will be much less bright.”
Take a moment to check out the pictures of the children learning some of the most important lessons needing to be taught in today’s society.
October 11th-14th 2012 Laughlin is holding its first International Film Festival. Visit www.LaughlinFilmFestival.com for more info.
October 11th-14th 2012 Laughlin is holding its first International Film Festival. Visit www.LaughlinFilmFestival.com for more info.
LAUGHLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Where: Laughlin, NV
When: October 11-14
Inaugural Laughling International Film Festival
Special Guests: Kevyn Major Howard (Full Metal Jacket) and Christine Elise McCarthy (Beverly Hills 90210 and ER).
Over 35 films from film makers, will have their debut screening right here at Laughlin, NV at the Stadium Nine Theatre.
Events also include: the Halloween Costume Party and Cosmic Bowl October 12, 2012 at the Riverside Hotel and Casino. Dress up as your favorite Hollywood Character.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Tropicana we will be hosting the Film Festivals Awards Ceremony, join us at the Aquarius Resort and Casino for discussions with the film makers “How Movies are Made”.
Pre purchase the tickets at www.LaughlinFilmFestival.com or buy them at the event.
Laughlin International Film Festival October 11-14, 2012 where Hollywood comes to the Colorado River.
Jack Osbourne is here along with the president of ‘Cops 4 Causes’, Deputy Chris Landavazo.
Tonight they will be at the inaugural ‘Heroes Helping Heroes’ benefit at Pink Taco in West Hollywood.
Money raised will go to help our country’s veterans…
This past Sunday the 26th of August 2012 the 9/11 Angels were invited to be at the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium for First Responders Day to honor those brave men and women who continue to serve the public and risk their lives on a daily basis to give us the general population peace of mind. Check out our Facebook page and make sure to “LIKE” us so we can continue to support our veterans, first responders and their families: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fueled-By-The-Fallen/396179550435476
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Its going on right now boys and girls. Stop by the Hooters in Burbank, CA, our event runs til eight, our auction takes place around six o’clock, the more the merrier!!!
GiftTree.com was generous enough to make a donation to our auction on August 9, 2012. It will be held at Hooters in Burbank, CA from 4pm-8pm and the auction will start at 6pm. Please come by to support our veterans and their families, enjoy great food and drinks, and possibly get some fantastic auction items. For other great gift baskets please go to WWW.GIFTTREE.COM
9/11 Angel Cars grace the grounds at CBS Studios.
9/11 Angel Cars 4th of July Parade. Ontario, CA.
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To all the Dads overseas and/or away from their family serving their country, Happy Fathers Day. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=233130463471636&set=a.233130440138305.50388.177239922394024&type=1&theater
Fueled By The Fallen is having a auction/event at Hooters in Burbank, CA on August 9, 2012. Please check out this link to our facebook event invitation to see what we have to auction and details and times.
Tomorrow Fueled By The Fallen, Memeorial Cars will be at the send off events for Iron Eagle 25,000 mile challenge! FBTF will be doing a parade, at the baseball field for opening ceremonies, with the BBB and media send off! Check out www.ironeagle.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, AUGUST 9TH 2012, HOOTERS BURBANK, CA. 20% OF YOUR DINNER TAB GOES TO FUELED BY THE FALLEN AND OUR HEROES. SPREAD THE WORD. WE’LL BE THERE FOR DINNER AUCTIONING OFF SOME ITEMS THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED, SO FAR DINNERS AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS BUT THE PROCESS CONTINUES.
Soon To Be Gone by Capt. Steven Ellison, MD
A Military Doctor
This should be required reading in every school and college in our country. This Captain, an Army doctor, deserves a medal himself for putting this together. If you choose not to pass it on, fine, but I think you will want to, after you read it.
I am a doctor specializing in the Emergency Departments of the only two military Level One-Trauma Centers, both in San Antonio , TX and they care for civilian Emergencies as well as military personnel. San Antonio has the largest military retiree population in the world living here. As a military doctor, I work long hours and the pay is less than glamorous. One tends to become jaded by the long hours, lack of sleep, food, family contact and the endless parade of human suffering passing before you. The arrival of another ambulance does not mean more pay, only more work. Most often, it is a victim from a motor vehicle crash.
Often it is a person of dubious character who has been shot or stabbed. With our large military retiree population, it is often a nursing home patient. Even with my enlisted service and minimal combat experience in Panama , I have caught myself groaning when the ambulance brought in yet another sick, elderly person from one of the local retirement centers that cater to military retirees. I had not stopped to think of what citizens of this age group represented.
I saw ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ I was touched deeply. Not so much by the carnage, but by the sacrifices of so many. I was touched most by the scene of the elderly survivor at the graveside, asking his wife if he’d been a good man. I realized that I had seen these same men and women coming through my Emergency Dept. and had not realized what magnificent sacrifices they had made. The things they did for me and everyone else that has lived on this planet since the end of that conflict are priceless.
Situation permitting, I now try to ask my patients about their experiences. They would never bring up the subject without the inquiry. I have been privileged to an amazing array of experiences, recounted in the brief minutes allowed in an Emergency Dept. encounter. These experiences have revealed the incredible individuals I have had the honor of serving in a medical capacity, many on their last admission to the hospital.
There was a frail, elderly woman who reassured my young enlisted medic, trying to start an IV line in her arm. She remained calm and poised, despite her illness and the multiple needle-sticks into her fragile veins. She was what we call a ‘hard stick.’ As the medic made another attempt, I noticed a number tattooed across her forearm. I touched it with one finger and looked into her eyes. She simply said, ‘ Auschwitz .’ Many of later generations would have loudly and openly berated the young medic in his many attempts. How different was the response from this person who’d seen unspeakable suffering.
Also, there was this long retired Colonel, who as a young officer had parachuted from his burning plane over a Pacific Island held by the Japanese. Now an octogenarian, he had a minor cut on his head from a fall at his home where he lived alone. His CT scan and suturing had been delayed until after midnight by the usual parade of high priority ambulance patients. Still spry for his age, he asked to use the phone to call a taxi, to take him home, and then he realized his ambulance had brought him without his wallet. He asked if he could use the phone to make a long distance call to his daughter who lived 7 miles away. With great pride we told him that he could not, as he’d done enough for his country and the least we could do was get him a taxi home, even if we had to pay for it ourselves. My only regret was that my shift wouldn’t end for several hours, and I couldn’t drive him myself.
I was there the night M/Sgt Roy Benavidez came through the Emergency Dept. for the last time. He was very sick. I was not the doctor taking care of him, but I walked to his bedside and took his hand. I said nothing. He was so sick, he didn’t know I was there. I’d read his Congressional Medal of Honor citation and wanted to shake his hand. He died a few days later.
The gentleman who served with Merrill’s Marauders,
the survivor of the Bataan Death March,
the survivor of Omaha Beach ,
the 101 year old World War I veteran.
The former POW held in frozen North Korea
The former Special Forces medic – now with non-operable liver cancer
the former Viet Nam Corps Commander.
I may still groan when yet another ambulance comes in, but now I am much more aware of what an honor it is to serve these particular men and women.
I have seen a Congress who would turn their back on these individuals who’ve sacrificed so much to protect our liberty. I see later generations that seem to be totally engrossed in abusing these same liberties, won with such sacrifice.
It has become my personal endeavor to make the nurses and young enlisted medics aware of these amazing individuals when I encounter them in our Emergency Dept. Their response to these particular citizens has made me think that perhaps all is not lost in the next generation.
My experiences have solidified my belief that we are losing an incredible generation, and this nation knows not what it is losing. Our uncaring government and ungrateful civilian populace should all take note. We should all remember that we must ‘Earn this.’
Written By CAPT. Steven R. Ellison, M.D. US Army
If it weren’t for the United States Military,
there’d be NO United States of America!
Steven Ellison, MD
A MILITARY DOCTOR
And now as you have finished reading this, our Congress that enjoys
their free medical care are in the process of charging these people for their medical care and at the same time possibly reducing their retirement pay. A typical political “thank you.”
This should be required reading in every school and college in our country. This Captain, an Army doctor, deserves a medal himself for putting this together. If you choose not to pass it on, fine, but I think you will want to, after you’ve read it.
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The Victorious Project presents A Ride to the Wall – the 25TH Anniversary of veterans’ national road trip sponsored by Northern California Road Trip Bar & Grill.
Woodland, California – April 3, 2012 – On Saturday, April 28th, 2012, from noon to 8pm, Road Trip Bar & Grill in Capay Valley, California will be hosting a benefit for Fueled by the Fallen. A 501(C)3 non-profit organization, Fueled by the Fallen was started by Kevyn Major Howard, “Rafterman” from Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster film Full Metal Jacket. “In 2007, I was watching the nightly news as they announced that twelve died this day and seven that day,” Howard remembers. “I woke up one morning and challenged myself to name just one person who had died for my freedom. I couldn’t.”
Along with life-long drag racer and former National Go Kart Champion Chuck Spiker, Howard created a memorial car – a 1963 Nova – and created a ten-second quarter mile door slammer drag car representing fallen Marines from Iraq and Afghanistan. “Maybe I can get people who look upon this race car, with the names of 867 fallen Marines, to remember just one name. If I can do that, I have accomplished my mission,” shares Howard.
Today, Fueled by the Fallen has a number of memorial cars, including a cruiser featuring the names of 477 Los Angeles County peace officers who have fallen in action since 1850. And in May, a Fueled by the Fallen vehicle will be accompanying Harry Bostard, a Vietnam War veteran, as he makes his way across the country on the Air Force bike – one of five motorcycles representing each branch of the military. Bostard will be joining fellow Vietnam War veterans for the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder and celebrating 30 years of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. “I get an immense feeling of freedom when I am out there with my knees in the breeze. That is what we fought for – freedom; even if we were not given a hero’s welcome when we returned home,” exclaims Bostard.
Capturing this momentous event will be accomplished by the use of “the world’s most versatile camera,” the GoPro® camera. Featured in an upcoming documentary, Presented by The Victorious Project®, viewers will be able to experience this unprecedented journey through the eyes of the riders. “With GoPros mounted on Bostard’s bike and helmet, you’ll be a part of this cross-country procession. We’re pleased to have the support of Road Trip Bar & Grill, Belt Drives Limited, and GoPro® promoting this journey and the non-profits who serve our veterans,” cites Gerald Macias, Executive producer for The Victorious Project®.
This is your chance to personally meet Harry Bostard, and Brad Masterson, a new breed of kustomizer who stays true to old school and learned at a very early age from the masters – George Barris and Bill Hines. Joining Bostard and Masterson and the Road Trip will be Nic Ashby, SEMA award winner and owner of LDRSHIP designs and RockStarGarage.
“Our family has always been part of the military, and Road Trip Bar and Grill is honored to be part of The Victorious Project®, Fueled by the Fallen, and Rolling Thunder – A Ride to the Wall. Stop by the Road Trip Bar and Grill from noon to 8pm on April 28th to show your support for our nation’s heroes as they begin their journey to DC,” invite Jerry and Paula Tackett, owners of Road Trip.
For more information about The Victorious Project®, go to thevictorious.org
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The Victorious Project is a collaboration ofFuel360 Productions, HollyWoodland Productions, Red Jet Films, and Town Square Production. Special appreciation goes to BDL for their support ofour veterans and for The Victorious Project.
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Published By Daily Democrat
On Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., the Road Trip Bar & Grill in Capay Valley, will be hosting a benefit for Fueled by the Fallen.
A nonprofit organization, Fueled by the Fallen was started by Kevyn Major Howard, “Rafterman” from Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster film Full Metal Jacket.
Along with lifelong drag racer and former National Go Kart Champion Chuck Spiker, Howard created a memorial car – a 1963 Nova – and created a ten-second quarter mile door slammer drag car representing fallen Marines from Iraq and Afghanistan.
See the rest of the article: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_20475494/take-road-trip-veterans-capay-valley
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Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans – FBTF Attends Friends and Company in Madison on Feb. 24, to support Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (WHVVD)
Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans
By Kelly SmithOriginal Article: http://www.theday.com/article/20120228/NWS01/303019723
Publication: Shore Publishing
A small group gathered at Friends and Company in Madison on Feb. 24, all in an effort to support Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (WHVVD), an organization built to embrace veterans by improving the welfare of the U.S. service men and women, as well as putting an end to the homelessness of veterans.
The get-together was attended by television’s Repo Man Lou Pizzaro; actor and photographer Kevyn Major Howards; documentary producer, writer and playwright Alfred Lugo; and founder of the vet hunter project Joe Leal. Founders of WHVVD Jose Ramos, a Vietnam medic; and Steve Kreider, a master sergeant and program coordinator for the Connecticut event, were also there to celebrate, as well as Hocon Gas’s William Raccio, who is the car and bike show coordinator for the annual event. Ted Aub, state coordinator for the National League of POW/MIA Families and chief political liaison and entertainment coordinator, also attended.
So how did this project all begin?
In 2004, Ramos was riding his bicycle from California to Washington to campaign for California’s WHVVD. After thousands of letters sent to congress and the president, that state began recognizing the day on March 30, 2008, with a successful celebration of more than 4,000 people. Then in 2010, former Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell announced the designating March 30 as WHVVD in Connecticut. Connecticut and California are the only two states that recognize the day.
“It started by a chance meeting. California is where it all started. Steve Kreider is the founder on the east coast and Jose Ramos is California’s founder. Steve met him on a cross-country bicycle ride for vets and brought the concept to Connecticut,” Raccio explained. “That was two years ago and that’s how that friendship started. That’s also how the idea of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans came to Connecticut. “
On Feb. 25, these organizers, as well as dozens of veterans, family members, and local politicians, met at the Courtyard Marriot in Cromwell to raise money for the second annual WHVVD event.
“It’s basically a benefit dinner. I’m excited we have Senator Blumenthal showing up we have Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman showing up and State Senator Ed Meyer,” said Kreider, the Connecticut founder of the event. “Its great to have—I was lucky when I got to Connecticut in 2010 to meet such a great network of people that are so eager to help out and put this together- they make it really easy.”
A portion of the money raised will also go toward Vet Hunters, a group working to identify and help homeless veterans.
“These guys from tonight are part of Vet Hunters. What we’re doing is were assisting, finding, locating, and getting services for our veterans who are living in cars, tents, and on the street trying to get them the services they need,” Aub said. “Connecticut has the second highest homeless veteran population in the U.S. We also have accelerating suicide rate among returning veterans from both women and men.”
The actual celebration will occur on May 19 at Veterans Park in Shelton from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. The entire community is invited to participate. The event is free, with live music, custom cars and motorcycles, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family. Visit www.ctwhvvd.com, for more information and also to donate to this cause.
“It’s all about awareness—we want to raise the level of awareness of the issues that are going on and how they’re being dealt with. Of course our primary focus has been Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans, but everybody is from the same boat so to speak, just different time eras, and we don’t discriminate against time,” Aub said.
Original Article: http://www.theday.com/article/20120228/NWS01/303019723
Terry McMillen has come agonizingly close the past two years to making the Top Fuel Countdown to the Championship field. And the chance to be one of 10 to compete for the ultimate prize, the supreme satisfaction, has become his sole mission — until now.
As he starts his third season in the National Hot Rod Association, the Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team owner-driver has a greater cause. It reaches out far beyond his Elkhart, Ind., headquarters, branches out past the gates to any racetrack, goes straight from his heart to the heart of America. He is not only saying thank-you to veterans of all wars and conflicts. He’s paying more than lip service.
McMillen will debut a second dragster this spring, the Armed Forces Racing Dragster, likely at the Las Vegas or Charlotte race. The dragster will run in honor of veterans all across the country and be used to draw attention to veteran issues. McMilen’s outreach will also include job fairs for veterans at each NHRA race.
“Partial funding is in place right now to do selected races. Our ultimate goal is to fund the program for the entire year,” McMillen said.
He said he will announce the driver of the Armed Forces Racing Dragster in the near future.
“Terry will have a team with a mission,” Rick Ecker, president and CEO of Armed Forces Racing, said.
Ecker visited with McMillen, appropriately enough, last Veterans Day weekend at the NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., and shared that Armed Forces Racing is about meeting the needs of all veteran service members. And McMillen adopted the objective.
“Armed Forces Racing is about more than just racing. It’s about community outreach. It’s about educating the American people about our veterans and the issues that they face,” Ecker said. “For the last couple of years, I’ve been looking for the right team to associate the Armed Forces Racing brand with. Terry completely — completely — embraced what we were doing and our cause.”
Said McMillen, “I’m blessed to be doing what I’m doing, and in life, you’ve got to pay it forward.”
McMillen added a unique element to the deal: a job fair at each NHRA venue as part of his hospitality offering.
“One of the things Terry told me last November he wanted to do, what he thought would be a cool thing, is to create a job fair for veterans,” Ecker said.
Jesse Medina of the Association of the U.S. Army — a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army and its families — will spearhead the job fair program.
Ecker said that during the past couple of months, besides McMilen and his Hoosier Thunder Motorsports team, he has met a number of people who share his desire to help veterans.
“I recently hosted a ‘mini summit’ at my home in Virginia, where I brought in the founder of Fueled by the Fallen, Kevyn Major Howard; the founder of Vet Hunters, Joe Leal; Chris Johnson, of First Foundation, an investment company in southern California; and a few friends with whom who I’ve shared the Armed Forces Racing vision,” Echer said. Those gathered understood the mission. They understood the cause. They understood the problems. Then they said, ‘How could we fix it?’ Tie in all of those issues, tie in the Vet Hunters program, tie in Fueled by the Fallen, tie in the job fairs . . . We figured out a way to do it: through motorsports,” he said.
Several companies have pledged support to the program, but more is needed. McMillen continues to work with the NHRA to make sure the job fairs will function smoothly.
Whoever drives the 7,000-horsepower Armed Forces Racing Dragster won’t be overwhelmed by its raw, brute strength. What will overwhelm that racer, undoubtedly, will be the idea that he will be a huge public voice with an attention-getting platform for such a special and deserving group of Americans.
“People pay attention to motorsports. People are intrigued by motorsports. And motorsports carries a pretty important and powerful message,” Ecker said.
To clarify, Ecker said, “Armed Forces Racing is a private venture and is not affiliated with the Department of Defense and does not receive federal funding.” AFR, he indicated, continually works with additional marketing partners to join in supporting the race team.
Ecker also said that AFR “is working on a line of apparel and merchandise, as well as a membership element to the race team, which in time will provide funding for the team. It is the goal to have AFR become one of (if not the first) self-funded programs on the racing circuit and provide a team that is truly dedicated to the men and women in uniform, past and present.
“There’s one more key element to this puzzle. It’s a non-profit organization that I started a couple of years ago called Veterans’ Hope,” Ecker said. It’s “an umbrella organization that reaches out to hundreds of thousands of non-profit organizations and veteran-owned businesses and pulls them together into one voice.” These private-sector groups and agencies give hard-core, real-world assistance to U.S. military service members and their families. Right now, about 45 organizations are under this umbrella, but more organizations are joining the partnership every day.
“Veterans’ Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Money is raised through corporate and personal donation, as well as from Armed Forces Racing,” Ecker said. “The Job Fair hosted by Veterans’ Hope, in cooperation with the NHRA, Terry McMillen Racing, and Armed Forces Racing, is being funded by the corporations attending the job fair.”
Steve Elliott, left, shows off the Fueled by the Fallen car to Justin Goodsell, MPD Traffic Division officer.
Fueled By The Fallen – Slideshow
Posting Date: 02/23/2012
By Barbara Ellestad
Steve Elliott, left, shows off his Fueled by
the Fallen car to Justin Goodsell, MPD Traffic
Division officer. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.
Chances are you’ve seen a highly decorated, souped-up car around Mesquite the last few weeks. If you have, that would be Steve Elliott behind the wheel of a 2010 Camaro that’s part of a fleet of cars honoring those killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
Founded by Kevyn Major Howard who played ‘Rafterman’ in the movie ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ the organization Fueled by the Fallen, has designed four similar cars, each one dedicated to a specific group of people who died in the terrorists attacks on the U.S. in 2001.
Elliott pilots the car dedicated to the group who died in one of the Twin Towers in New York City. Another car honors those in the second Twin Tower, one for the First Responders, one for the Pentagon, and the fifth car honors those who were on American Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania.
The names of those lost are painted on the cars as a way to remember the tragedy.
“I’m here for a couple days and then I’ll be back in town off and on during the racing season,” Elliott explained. When he’s not in Mesquite, he’s on the road with his memorial car visiting National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) racing events around the country. “At least one of the five cars will attend all 23 events this season with the NHRA.”
“We’re working on teaming up with the Mesquite Police Department to take this car and their show car to the Virgin Valley High School for a special program,” Elliott explained.
Indeed, Justin Goodsell, MPD Traffic Division Officer, was with Elliott working on the details of the high school visit. “We want to use our ‘Beat the Heat’ racing for education program to show young people that there are alternatives to drugs and street racing. We want to work with them and get them moving in a positive direction,” Goodsell explained.
Elliott mentioned many of the celebrity endorsements the Fueled by the Fallen organization has received from, among others, Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Arizona Senator John McCain.
“What we really want is an endorsement from the kids we visit,” Elliott added.
“Not only are we honoring those who died Sept. 11, but we’re working with military veterans,” Elliott explained. “Some of us helped feed homeless Vets in the Los Angeles area and took them to the NHRA races. We also help Vets find jobs when they come home from the military.”
“If there are any businesses interested in displaying the car at their location, we’re willing to work with them,” he commented.
According to the Web site www.FueledByTheFallen.org, Howard “challenged himself in 2007 to name just one Hero that had died for his freedom. “I was watching the nightly news as they announced that 12 died this day and 7 that day”, Kevyn said. “I woke up one morning and challenged myself to name just one person who has died for my freedom”, he continued. “I couldn’t.”
From that point, Howard helped design and paint cars that have honored military personnel from all four branches who died in Iraq and Afghanistan, fallen police officers, and others.
If you wish to donate to the program, the organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity. Visit www.FueledByTheFallen.org for more information.
Watch the video that tells some of the story: About Support with Flags
Support With Flags
There is no better way to say “Thank You For Your Service” than to support our troops at home and provide a way for them to “Serve At Home”.
Mission: To sell 500 large flags in 25 days and donate $25,000 to both Fueled By The Fallen and The Mission Continues.
50% of the profits ($125) per large flag, 40% of profits from our medium flag, and 30% from
our small flag will be donated to either organization on your behalf, pick your organization from
the drop down menu. Your name and or organization will be posted on our website if you
enter it. You will be invited to join us when presenting the checks.
Patriot Poker Players Use Game to Raise Awareness for Military Charities Read more: http://www.pokernews.com/news/2011/12/patriot-poker-players-raise-awareness-military-charities-11603.htm
In April, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, and Huck Seed embarked on a USO Tour, becoming the first poker players to visit troops in the Middle East through an engagement arranged by the Poker Players Alliance. A precedent between poker and the military was established, and now a select group of military servicemen have banded together to use poker as a vehicle to help raise awareness and funds for charitable causes. They have created the Patriot Poker Players (3P) group.
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It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we received the devastating phone call to inform us that Keith Phillips, a wonderful husband, amazing father, devoted son, and a vital part of the Fueled By The Fallen family was killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident. Although everyday is a day of remembrance of those who have left this earth before us, December 17th is an especially important day for us at FBTF, to pay tribute and [...]
“Inscribed onto these cars are those that fell on that particular day,” Kevyn Major Howard, founder of the “Fueled by the Fallen” organization, said.
Topic: Kevyn Major Howard The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally visited Clarksville Tennessee
Clarksville, TN – The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally Southern Excursion made their scheduled stop in Clarksville, Tennessee, Thursday afternoon, and left out early on Friday morning on the final leg of their 2500 mile journey. The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally began on September 24th on Florida’s Space Coast and concludes today in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2011 locations included Melbourne and Jacksonville FL, Savannah, Atlanta and Peachtree City GA, Charleston, SC, Knoxville, Crossville and Clarksville TN, Scottsville, KY, Anniston AL, and Gulfport MS.
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Anniston was the site of a special scavenger hunt Friday.
Thirty-five teams set out through the city to find things such as the Freedom Riders Trailways Bus Mural, the Alabama shaped pool at Centennial Memorial Park, the Ty Cobb Memorial, the mummy at the museum and the giant office chair on Noble Street. Their assignment — to snap a picture at each site.
It was all part of the Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally. Similar to The Amazing Race, the Fireball Run is a trip across the South — 2,500 miles and 15 cities in eight days — with a mission.
ONTARIO – Kevyn Major Howard is on a journey. He wants to remind Americans of the achievements and sacrifices made by military and public safety personnel since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Howard is accomplishing that through a series of police cruisers, known as the “Angels Cars,” that are inscribed with the names of fallen firefighters, police officers and military personnel from 9/11.
On Thursday, Howard brought his mission to Ontario when two of the vehicles from the series – Pentagon and First Responders – were on display in front of the Ontario Rotary Police Museum.
“It was my wakeup call to America,” Howard said.
His inspiration for the vehicle came from personal experience, he explains.
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The 9/11 “Angel Cruiser Series” proudly displays the names of all Heroes that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
I spoke with you yesterday at Daytona about my friend Charlie. Here is his story.
Charlie (Calixio) Anaya grew up together in Queens. After High School. Charlie was looking for a good, stable job. He knew my father worked for UPS and asked me if he could use my Dad as a reference. My Dad put in a good word for him and he got hired in UPS. Charlie was so excited that he was working for UPS,he loved it. Charlie was also a Marine, he bled red, white and blue. You always knew when Charlie was around, there was always an
American Flag hanging. Charlie and I worked in the same bar together on Saturdays for awhile. We reconnected after going on separate paths in our lives. But the one thing Charlie always said to me every time I saw him. Please tell your Dad I said Thank You for helping him get into UPS, this was even after he had been there for years! Charlie loved his job, he was very dedicated and proud to work for UPS! When Charlie’s name came up to enter the Fire academy, He came to see me to let me know, but most importantly, he wanted to make sure my dad would not be upset with him, that he left UPS to join the Fire Department. I told him that he wouldn’t be upset and to go kick butt.
I moved out of NY in May 2011, Charlie graduated the academy that summer.
I got a phone call on September 12, 2001 that Charlie had his very first call as a fire fighter, it was the Twin Towers. He went in and never came out! He was a son, a brother, an awesome father, a Marine, UPS employee and a dedicated friend that I will not let anyone forget!
CONCORD, N.C. (March 20, 2009) – A pair of nitro-burning NHRA Funny Cars dedicated to the memory of U.S. military personnel killed in service of their country during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts will be displayed during the April 2-5 Food Lion AutoFair at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
War memorials take many forms. The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., are two examples that remind millions of visitors each year that their freedom comes at a very high price. Traditionally, years pass after the end of fighting before such monuments are constructed – the memorial wall listing dead and missing Vietnam soldiers did not open until 1982 – but Kevyn Major Howard wanted to remind the public of the sacrifices military personnel are making right now.
Motorcycle USA heads to Harley-Davidson of Glendale to join Grand Marshal Jay Leno and a host of other celebrities to take part in Love Ride 28, an annual charity motorcycle ride this year benefitting Autism Speaks. Read more in our 2011 Love Ride 28 Review. View full post for video!
A new way to donate! text “angels” to 247411 to donate
Awesome article: http://digital.publicationprinters.com/publication/?i=81366&p=38
GULFPORT — Five 9/11 Angel Cars that honor the victims and first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will make an unscheduled stop at Cruise Central today from about 1-4 p.m. and then lead the antique car parade in Long Beach, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
“This is very special,” said Woody Bailey, director of Cruisin’ the Coast. He said the cars participated in the Fireball Run, a road race that ended in Gulfport on Saturday. Transportation problems have them staying in South Mississippi beyond what the expected time — a gain for Cruisin’ the Coast.
The pearl white Camaros debuted on the front lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. and also made stops at the Pentagon and Walter Reed Medical Center and Arlington National Cemetery. The cars were part of the 9/11 ceremony in New York before setting off on a cross-country tour.
One car honors the first responders at Ground Zero, two represent the twin Trade Towers, another commemorates those lost at the Pentagon and the fifth Angel Car honors the flight victims lost on board each of the four flights. In recognition, each Angel Cruiser lists the names of every victim lost on that day.
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Rolling 9/11 Tribute: Fueled by the Fallen and the Fireball Run
Posted on September 18, 2011 by Susan
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida–
(PRWEB) August 29, 2011 — Fueled by the Fallen, the Memorial Tribute Car Tour founded by Kevyn Major Howard, (“Rafterman” from Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster film Full Metal Jacket) joins the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally. “Fueled by the Fallen” is a non-profit that assists in supporting our Military Members, Public Safety Personnel, and their Families to aid in their emotional, physical, and financial recovery needs by displaying and racing Memorial Tribute cars.
A specially-designed 2011 Chevrolet Camaro ‘First Responders Memorial’ vehicle and a mint-condition 2001 Crown Victoria ‘National Law Enforcement Memorial’ police cruiser will compete in the rally and act as honor guard for the rally’s police escort out of destination cities. Each of the two memorial cruisers are covered with the names of over one-thousand fallen police officers and first responders that have lost their lives on and since September 11th, 2001.
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Text “angels” to 247411 to donate $5 to Fueled By The Fallen. I can’t think of a better use of your cellphone! Please donate today!
Daytona Beach, FL-A special visit to Biketoberfest is turning heads here.
Fueled by the Fallen, the Memorial Tribute Car Tour founded by Kevyn Major Howard, (“Rafterman” from Stanley Kubrick’s blockbuster film Full Metal Jacket) is making stops here for Biketoberfest.
“Fueled by the Fallen” is a non-profit that assists in supporting our Military Members, Public Safety Personnel, and their Families to aid in their emotional, physical, and financial recovery needs by displaying and racing Memorial Tribute cars.
Each of the memorial cruisers are covered with the names of over one-thousand fallen police officers and first responders that have lost their lives on and since September 11th, 2001..
One vehicle carries names of those lost in the World Trade Centers, another is for the victims at the Pentago and another carries the names of all those lost on the airliners that day.
SymbolArts was contacted by Kevyn Major Howard, “Rafterman” from the film Full Metal Jacket, after he came across our 9-11 Ten-Year Commemorative artworks online. Since then, we have collaborated our efforts with Fueled by the Fallen, a non-profit founded by Mr. Howard, to tell the stories of 9-11.
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A patriotic trio made a pit stop last Wednesday at the Kennebunkport home of former President George H.W. Bush.
An American flag-painted Jeep led two 9/11 Angel Cars, each with thousands of hand painted names of Sept. 11 victims, through Kennebunkport to the Bush compound at Walker’s Point during the Maine-leg of the caravan’s journey across country.
The caravan is part of a memorial tour, Crossing of America, presented by Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Spirit of Liberty Foundation. The ride began on Memorial Day as the fleet departed from the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego.
Ninety-seven days and more than 18,000 miles later, the cars arrived in Maine with less than two weeks to go before concluding their trip at Sept. 11 10th anniversary commemoration ceremonies in New York City.
The tour has passed through 44 states and met with hundreds of families of soldiers who were wounded or killed while serving.
“The emotional part of this whole thing has been the number of families of fallen heroes and wounded warriors that we have seen,” said Crossing of America Founder Richard Rovsek.
Rovsek last year dreamed up the cross-country trek to support soldiers and their families.
Rovsek before the trip began e-mailed Gold Star Families, families with members who have died serving in the military.
“We had lists and we must have sent out thousands of e-mails and they responded in such large numbers,” he said.
David Ojena, a 21-year-old San Diego State college student working for Crossing of America, said the emotional journey has been far more tiring than the physical one.
“We’ve met a lot of families and some of them have lost someone less than 60 days ago,” he said. “That’s the emotional part, it’s the hardest part. The drive time is nothing. The long days are nothing. Meeting with parents and widows and talking about the loss of a loved one is by far the toughest part. But it’s also the most meaningful part at the same time.”
Spirit of Liberty Foundation last spring bought two Jeeps and had award-winning airbrush artist Kiwi Terry spray paint them in honor of the American flag.
Kevyn Major Howard, founder of the nonprofit Fueled by the Fallen, a memorial race car honor tour that supports military members and public safety personnel, joined the tour.
Howard added five 9/11 Angel Cars to The Crossing of America fleet: two represent those killed in the Twin Towers, another represents those killed at the Pentagon, a fourth commemorate first responders killed at the scene and the fifth represents all passengers killed on the three hijacked flights.
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Saturday September 10th California Mustang club will be hosting a 9-11 tribute All American car & truck show. 100% of the entry fee’s will be donated to Fueled by the Fallen at Elk Grove Ford in Elk Grove CA from 10-3 with registration starting at 9:30
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A Glendale man has created a tribute to the victims of September 11th on five “Angel Cars”
OMG !!! Kevyn, your Dream and hard work, and labor of Love in your AMAZING cars ,is just phenominal.I remember way back in the beginning when we spoke, and emialed, and financially you, were struggling to support your Dream, but Wow has it sky rocketed. I am so excited, and Happy for you. Very Proud of all you’ve accomplished.I met your guys today at the J & S Surplus event in Moss Landing, Andrew, and Matt. What great guys. both very pleasant. Was great to meet them, and chat about you.Today I was the guest speaker, and my Travis was Honored. It was a wonderful event, really Outstanding !Angel Flight is Spectacular !!! What an addition to the Family of your cars !Miss you, my Friend… Hope to see you soon !WarmlyGSM Dianne
Proud Mother of LCpl Travis Layfield
KIA April 6th, 2004
Our Fallen Warrior
PLEASE CHECK the Veteran and Family Support California Events Calender at: www.my.calendars.net/vetsupportevents AND
the National Eagles Up! Calendar at : www.eaglesup.us
:excerptstart A quick note from Kevyn Major Howard as he winds down his Saturday travels. To all of you. Thank you for the incredible support. Our heroes do matter. I will send you more pictures as we go along. Very tired right now. We will be arriving at West Point tomorrow. Kevyn :excerptend
Special Thanks to Jim Shaw from Colonial Times Magazine for these pictures in Lexington – The Birthplace of American Liberty
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One car honors the First Responders at Ground Zero, two represent the Trade Towers, another commemorates those lost at the Pentagon and the fifth Angel Car honors the flight victims lost on board each of the four flights. In dynamic recognition, each Angel Cruiser lists the names of every victim lost on that horrific day.
The Angel Cars next stop was Walter Reed Army Medical Center where we enjoyed a stirring visit with the staff and patients at that historic facility. The recently-decommissioned Walter Reed Army Medical Center was officially closing the next day. The Staff of Fueled by the Fallen had the honor of attending the last event hosted in the over- 100 year history of this famous medical center
Schedule of Events through 9 / 11
Friday September 2nd: Boston Events
Saturday September 3rd: Boston Events Paul Revere, USS Constitution
Sunday September 4th: West Point, New York
Monday September 5th: New York City Events
Tuesday September 6th: New York City Events
Wednesday September 7th: New York City Events Visit Fire Stations, Ground Zero, Historic Sites
Thursday September 8th: Closing Ceremony on the USS Intrepid
Late afternoon at Statue of Liberty
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Partake in 9/11 events
From KT: “I just wanted to share that I saw Angel 1 and 4 on I-95 S when I was traveling from Maine to NH. When I saw them, I was just hit in the chest with how beautiful they are and how important they are. Thank you for sharing them on the roads and not hiding them on a truck. I would love to see them if you are ever touring in S. NH. Safe travels.”
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Reposted from: http://www.wattco.net/2011/08/29/fueled-by-the-fallen/ Fueled By the Fallen August 29, 2011 See them here: http://www.fueledbythefallen.org The long awaited debut of Fueled By The Fallen (FBTF) newest memorial cars, the “9/11 Angel Series” staged this past Tuesday morning on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol. After months of work and consultation, FBTF founder Kevyn Major Howard (Full Metal Jacket), volunteers and board members arrived in Washington D.C. for the unveiling. Five new Pearl White Camaros in the 9/11 Angel Series commemorate every aspect [...]
The National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children (NISMART) found that more than 2,000 children are reported missing every day in the U.S. and almost 800,000 disappear each year. The study also found that pictures on posters are the single most important tool in finding a missing child. Sponsored by Chevrolet, Fireball Run Adventurally travels over 2,500 miles to 15 cities in an 8 Day Race to help Recover America’s Missing Children and this year Fueled by [...]
Rolling 9/11 Tribute: Fueled by the Fallen and the Fireball Run Fueled by the Fallen, memorial tribute cars join the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally as it searches for missing children. The September rally includes a special tribute this year, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Fueled by the Fallen, memorial tribute cars join the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally as it searches for missing children. The September rally includes a special tribute this year, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Read the Full Article here
PRESS RELEASE – 5 ANGEL MEMORIAL CARS BEARING THE NAMES OF ALL THOSE LOST IN 9/11 HEAD FOR NEW YORK VIA WASHINGTON D.C.
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SymbolArts interviews Kevyn Major Howard, “Rafterman” from the film Full Metal Jacket about Fueled By The Fallen, the 9-11 Angel Series Memorial Cars and what inspired him to make this great cause a reality
Auto Rally Uses First-of-its-Kind New Media Program, New Technology Applications Including Live Streaming Video Broadcasts, Online GPS Tracking, and QR Codes on Rally Cars Allow Fans to “Follow the Fireball” Scan, Track and Win!
FBTF in Washington DC!
Race car tour to honor 9-11 victims.
“All those names, so young to give up so much at such a young age for something you believe in,” Cruze said. “Our country is very vulnerable right now with what’s going on around the world, and these young men and women are putting it on the line every day for us to protect our country, a country that I’m very proud of.”
The 6 bedroom, 8,232 square foot home was designed around high-end art and antiques. It boasts wrought iron railings/fixtures from Jayne Mansfield’s estate, antique furniture, renaissance 18th century tapestries, oil paintings on elevator walls, & many wood statures & stone sculptures. Iron artwork & wine room door are from Ester Williams’ estate and there’s an antique Mantle from George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate home.
Tell your friends, come to the event!
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Kevyn Major Howard (Rafter Man) Full Metal Jacket and Founder of Fueled The Fallen, stand in recognition of our United Kingdom’s fallen heroes with the FBTF United Kingdom Memorial Car
As a gesture of gratitude from the American people to our great ally the United Kingdom,
Fueled By The Fallen has built the “United Kingdom’s Memorial Car.”
This memorial car proudly displays the names of United Kingdom’s Fallen Heroes from
the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict in recognition for the United Kingdom’s continued allegiance
to the United States of America.
East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station is hosting the “2nd Annual No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament”.
The East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station is hosting our “2nd Annual No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament”. The Tournament is being held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at the Commerce Casino located at 6131 East Telegraph Road Commerce, CA 90044.
Today on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, 11 AM at Arlington National Cemetery, Kevyn Major Howard, President & Founder of “Fueled By The Fallen, Memorial Cars” will be the flag bearer of the American Flag for the Vietnam Veterans of America during the Memorial Day Service held in the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater.
The event is on June 4th, 2011 at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center located at 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic, CA from 11am until 6pm.
Fueled by the Fallen debuts race hauler in NASCAR race hauler parade in Las Vegas.