Never Forget
Join Us This Patriot Day
September 11, 2017
Thank you to our sponsors

Patriot Day Memorial Event - Post Hurricane Irma Update - As of 9.29.17

First of all, a heartfelt thank you to our military, National Guard, first responders and the many linemen (some of whom travelled from across the country, and even Canada) who helped put our community back together after Hurricane Irma. You helped us stay #FloridaStrong! We honor and appreciate you and your service when we needed you most.

We also thank our kind sponsors and attendees who have been calling and checking on the postponed Patriot Day Memorial Event. Your support has moved us beyond words.

NEW date for the 2017 Patriot Day Memorial Event!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Doors Open at 6:45am
Sponsor/Guest Check-In at Registration
Mix and Mingle with our Heroes and Guest Speaker
Program starts promptly at 7:30!

We are honored to announce that General Joseph L. Votel of USCENTCOM will be our Guest Speaker!

If you have already registered or sponsored the event, your seat is good - no need to re-register!
If you need to make changes to your guest list, please reach out to Jo Brower:

Couldn't make the original 9/11 event but can make October 20th? There is still time to register! We have some tables available and we welcome you to show your support. Be sure to register before October 13th!


For our community, this year's event takes on additional meaning as we also remember, honor and support those service members, first responders and linemen who, once again, answered the call to duty on September 11th, 2017 to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. As many of you know, At the end of our Patriot Day Memorial Event, we give each attendee a teddy bear. At that time, we welcome attendees to help us raise funds to support those affected by Hurricane Irma by donating any change or additional funds you wish to bring.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jo Brower. We are looking forward to seeing you on October 20th, 2017!

Blessings to ALL. 🙏 🇺🇸

Watch RHS!

New for 2017

Ride 4 RHS - Two New "Fun-raisers"
RHS is proud to announce that we have two fun trail riding fundraisers to complement our main Patriot's Day Memorial Event fundraiser!

Our Ride 4 RHS events will recur every year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Your registration of $35 includes an RHS Never Forget lapel pin. Join us for a beautiful community event as we pay tribute to and support our local heroes.

There are several ways to get involved. You can pledge to ride for $35, or create a team and seek additional donations which you can register through the website. If you can’t attend, or don’t wish to cycle, we welcome you to become an event sponsor, sponsor a rider or a hero!

Registration and Sponsorship for Ride 4 RHS - Veterans Day is now open! Register or Sponsor a Rider today!


A Message About Year-round Funding:

RHS raises funds continually to meet the on-going daily needs of our beneficiaries. You can donate through the website year-round! Does your employer have an employee-donation-matching program? Please let them know about your donation and direct them to this website!

Again, a heartfelt thank you from Jo Brower, the board members and the volunteers at RHS!

Our Mission

To ensure the Greater Tampa area never forgets the events of 9/11/01 and to engage our communities to remember, honor and support our veterans, wounded warriors, first responders and the families of the fallen.

Remember • Honor • Support

Americans Taking Care of Our Own!

Patriot Day
Memorial Event Brochure

View the 2017 Annual Memorial Patriot’s Day Event brochure by clicking on the image.

For questions about future sponsorship opportunities, please Contact Us

View 2017 Brochure

We Support

Gold Shield

Gold Shield Foundation, Inc. - In 1981, two firefighters and one police officer were killed in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the line of duty, leaving behind widows and dependent children.

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Stay in Step

Stay In Step is a non-profit recovery center designed to provide state of the art recovery to SCI patients in the Tampa Bay region and surrounding areas. We are a veteran support organization open to civilian SCI patients.

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Warrior2warrior (w2w) helps prevent veteran suicide. Veteran suicide continues to be an unacceptable reality that haunts our nation. w2w’s non-threatening and “stigma-free” approach provides veterans in need, peer mentorship, intensive physical rehabilitation, and other resources to help prevent suicide.

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RHS Announces Community Outreach Program

RHS is thrilled to announce a new initiative to support local heroes throughout the year.

The RHS Community Outreach Program marks the expansion of the RHS mission: from its annual Patriot Day Memorial Event, now in its fifth year, with some $500K raised to date, to a year-round fundraising mission that allows RHS to provide financial assistance to meet on-going need.

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