In keeping with a long-standing Veterans Day tradition, we welcomed volunteers from Team Red, White, & Blue, who visited the Memorial and placed yellow roses at the names of veterans who were killed on 9/11.
Service members push their physical, mental, and emotional limits as they serve and protect their country. Their acts of selflessness, while necessary, often lead them to neglect their own health. Team Red, White, & Blue was founded to ensure that these brave citizens get the help they need. Today, with over 200,000 members, the organization is the country's leading health and wellness community for veterans. Driven by their six tenets – passion, people, positivity, commitment, camaraderie, and community – the group works to guide veterans in building healthy lifestyles, with a strong emphasis on mental and physical well-being so that they can live longer and fuller lives.
“As a veteran service organization, it’s our duty to embrace change and meet the growing needs around veterans’ health and well-being, while continuing to uphold our mission of enriching their lives. We strive to exemplify model citizens and are honored to join the 9/11 Memorial each year in recognizing those who served," said MGySgt John Escalante, Team RWB and NYC Deputy Chapter Captain & Veteran Engagement Director.
In the spirit of those same six tenets, volunteers from the organization also visit on the Fourth of July, placing a small American flag in every name on the Memorial.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is honored to partner with Team Red, White, & Blue.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff