Memorial 5K
Memorial T-Shirt





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We have created a t-shirt to ensure the remembrance of this great young man, son, brother, friend and Marine. Help us support his legacy by wearing this t-shirt commemorating the life of a true American patriot. Keep this t-shirt as a memento and a keepsake of a fallen hero.

The t-shirt is grey, with the Marine Corps emblem on the front left chest and a custom commemorative design on the back, representing the 'Gold Star.' 

History of the Gold Star banner:
The blue and gold star banner tradition began in World War I when white service flags bordered in red were displayed from homes, businesses, schools and churches to indicate, by the use of a blue star, each active service member in the U.S. Military. A gold star represented those who had given their lives for their country.

Below the logo on the back of the shirt is a quote from General George S. Patton, Jr. –
“Let me not mourn for men who have died fighting but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived.”


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