We are

Your community connection to honor those who have proudly raised their right hand to take the Oath to protect us and defend our country.

Our mission

To ensure americans remember the events of 9/11, honor our first responders, military, and veterans, and support families of the wounded and the fallen.

Vision

To Remember the price of freedom, Honor the sacrifices, and Support OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, MILITARY, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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Our Assignment

is to support our local heroes and their families through corporate sponsorships, individual donations and RHS fundraisers — including our annual 9/11 Patriot Day Memorial Breakfast Event, our Memorial Day and Veterans Day weekend RIDE4RHS Benefit Rides and
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The Goal

is to remember 9/11, the tragedy and casualties, the ensuing conflicts and the ongoing triumph over terrorism. The importance of educating our youth about this chapter of American history and instilling patriotism and a love of community service cannot be overstated and is inclusive of our purpose.

Now in our seventh year of service to the Tampa Bay region, RHS continues through your generosity to support our local military, veterans, wounded warriors, first responders and families of the fallen. Nearly half a million dollars in proceeds has been generated for our recipients. Each year, RHS can be trusted to select and spotlight deserving beneficiaries and bring their worthiness to your attention.

Going forward at RHS, as always, from the heart, we will support throughout the year the work of local non-profits founded and led by our own local heroes, serving those who are much in need. Our amazing warriors and their families were there for us and we must be there for them. Our wounded warriors and first responders deserve our financial and emotional support, as we share the love throughout our community, faithfully remembering those who sacrificed so much. It is our heartfelt and patriotic pleasure to honor them.

In 2012, with the idea in mind of developing an ongoing annual memorial event on 9-11 of every year, Jo Brower and John Stross, as the driving forces, organized a Board of Directors and gave birth to Remember Honor Support, Inc. To date, RHS has raised nearly $500,000 in proceeds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Paws for Patriots and the Gold Shield Foundation.

Brower has considerable experience in community, marketing and sales, while Stross, co-owner of Leverock’s Seafood, chaired the very successful CASA Peace Breakfast for 13 years. Brower and Stross reached out to their network of community and military leaders to determine if there were others in the community who shared their passion for this kind of event. The answer was a resounding yes. For several months they have put together a most impressive list of community and military leaders to help share the load.

John Stross passed away on May 24, 2014 following a brief battle with leukemia. A devoted philanthropist, John leaves a tremendous legacy in the growing accomplishments of Remember, Honor, Support. Jo Brower continues the great endeavors that they began together along with their committed board members. TBO recently featured an article highlighting the dedication of the RHS VP, sponsors and board members, following the loss of John Stross.

An accomplished and dedicated board of directors work with Brower to continue their vision for Remember, Honor, Support.

Remember Honor Support, Inc. (RHS) presents a powerful and moving 911 Memorial event year upon year. Our goals are to reach out to our local American heroes–be they service members, 911 first responders, firefighters, public safety workers, or families of the fallen–and to raise financial support for organizations that serve them. As each year continues, we work to educate and remind each new generation about the never-ending needs of our uniformed men and women returning home.

This year–the 16th anniversary of 9/11–the Patriot Day Memorial Event will be held on September 11th at the Historical Coliseum in St. Petersburg. Be sure to arrive at 7am to mix and mingle with fellow supporters, our amazing heroes and our guest speaker. You simply must attend this event to REMEMBER, HONOR, and SUPPORT the service and sacrifices of our first responders, fire fighters, and public safety — the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the military, and their families!

We are honored to share with you the City of St. Petersburg Proclamation for 9/11 First Responder Appreciation Week, presented by Mayor Rick Kriseman at the 15th anniversary Patriot’s Day Memorial Dinner on September 11th, 2016. It was a proud moment for us to hear an official expression of our community’s appreciation for first responders and their families, as they work to keep us all safe. Thank you to each and every first responder for your service.

Twin Towers: Our first attack on 9/11. We will never forget that day of loss. An estimated 2,996 people who were in the World Trade Center and on the ground perished in the attacks on and the subsequent collapse of the towers in the 9/11 attacks, including the 19 terrorist hijackers aboard the four airplanes. Citizens of 78 countries died in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Of the 2,996 victims killed in the September 11 attacks, 412 were emergency workers in New York City who responded to the World Trade Center. This included: 343 firefighters (including a chaplain and two paramedics) of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

Twin Towers: Our first attack on 9/11. We will never forget that day of loss. An estimated 2,996 people who were in the World Trade Center and on the ground perished in the attacks on...

United States Flag (also called Old Glory): The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which humankind aspires; stripes are symbolic of rays of light from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

United States Flag (also called Old Glory): The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and...

The Colors: Gold is generous and giving; abundance and prosperity; luxury and quality; value and elegance. Black is protection and comfort; strength; sophistication; endings and beginnings.

The Colors: Gold is generous and giving; abundance and prosperity; luxury and quality; value and elegance. Black is protection and comfort; strength; sophistication; endings and beginnings.

REMEMBER the price of freedom, HONOR the sacrifices, and SUPPORT our first responders, military, veterans, and their families.

REMEMBER the price of freedom, HONOR the sacrifices, and SUPPORT our first responders, military, veterans, and their families.

Patriot: All those men and women who served in uniform past, present and future

Patriot: All those men and women who served in uniform past, present and future

9/11 Never Forget: On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists who were members of al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist network, hijacked four commercial airplanes. In a coordinated attack, the hijackers intentionally flew two of the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, and a third into the Pentagon. Learning about the other hijackings, passengers and crew members on the fourth plane launched a counterattack, spurring the hijacker pilot to crash the plane into a field in Pennsylvania.

9/11 Never Forget: On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists who were members of al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist network, hijacked four commercial airplanes. In a coordinated...