Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops
P. O. Box 12122, Spring, TX   77391-2122



   Travis Manion Foundation
        9/11 HEROES RUN
    The 9/11 Heroes Run brings communities throughout the country and around the world together to honor the sacrifices of all of the Heroes of September 11th - veterans, first responders, military, and civilian. We honor the fallen by challenging the living.

    This is a run for charity with 50% of race proceeds being donated directly back to local 501(c)(3)'s whom also strive to honor the fallen, or those who continue to serve our country every day for our freedoms and safety. 

    Volunteer, Run, or just come out to cheer and watch - it promises to be a great time. Make sure you stop by our Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops' table and support our troops!  If you're undecided about participating ask yourself, "if not me, then who..."



     The Annual Houston
       Salutes American
    Heroes Veterans Day
                     November 11th

    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will again be participating in this year's Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Parade with our own personally designed float.   Come to downtown Houston and enjoy all the marching bands, military vehicles, floats, and marching military units as we pay tribute to all our American Heroes.  Additional information can be found at http://www.houstontx.gov/nov11/index.html.  


    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will again be attending Hempstead's Watermelon Run For The Fallen.  This is a 5K Run/Walk/Roll honoring all of our Fallen Heroes.  There are festivities to be held at the high school where the race will begin.  There really is watermelon served following the race in addition to the reading of the names of the Fallen.  Operation Lone Star will not have a booth at this event, but will be participating in the race and we hope to see everyone come out and enjoy the day.  Additional information regarding how to sign up to run in this event can be found at http://watermelonrftf.org.   




    You can also show your support for the troops by participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.
Visit www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com and sign in to your online account or create an account.  Find and select our organization from the list of non-profits and click "Save" Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops No. 83879.  You will start earning rewards for our organization on qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus card.  Your participation in this program will help further our mission of supporting the troops.






                           In December
    Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops will once again be participating in the Wreaths Across America - Houston wreath placement event being held at the Houston National Cemetery located at Veterans Memorial & TC Jester, Houston, TX.   For anyone not familiar with this tradition, wreaths are placed on the headstones of some of our Nation's fallen heroes to honor them during the holiday season.  The ceremony (including presenting the seven large wreaths that represent one for each branch of the services and the MIA/POW's) is held prior to the wreath placement.
    If you are interested in sponsoring a wreath for a loved one, you can contact Wreaths Across America - Houston at www.waahouston.com and follow the sponsorship prompts.  

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