Our Mission: The core mission of the Honor Hike Foundation revolves around two primary objectives. First and foremost, we are dedicated to raising awareness about the profound sacrifices made by Law Enforcement Officers who have tragically lost their lives in the Line of Duty. Our foundation was established with an unwavering commitment to honor the memory of these fallen men and women in Law Enforcement. We firmly believe that the most powerful way to achieve this is by ensuring that their sacrifices are never forgotten. Secondly, we are equally committed to offering support and assistance to the loved ones left behind in the wake of such tragic loss.
Our History: The Honor Hike Foundation came into existence in 2018, born from the vision of a small group of Active and Reserve Law Enforcement Officers. These dedicated individuals shared a common goal: to pay tribute to fallen Law Enforcement Officers from all corners of the United States. In a heartfelt gesture of honor, dedication, and solidarity among Law Enforcement Officers, our founders conceptualized a mobile memorial.
On May 2nd, 2019, members of the Honor Hike Foundation embarked on a journey from the southern starting point of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Carrying only the essential gear for survival, a Thin Blue Line American flag, and 158 Honor Tags bearing the names of each fallen Officer from 2018, they began a solemn 158-mile trek heading North. This remarkable memorial hike concluded near Bryson City, NC, marking the successful culmination of our first annual Fallen Honor Hike. In the wake of this achievement, the founders formalized our status as a nonprofit organization, with a broader aim to raise awareness and provide assistance to the families of fallen Law Enforcement Officers.
Our Impact: To date, the Honor Hike Foundation has undertaken four Fallen Officer Honor Hikes and three Suicide Awareness hikes. Our dedicated members and volunteers have collectively hiked over 4,000 miles to pay tribute to fallen Law Enforcement Officers. These events have been instrumental in raising awareness about the challenges and issues faced by Officers across the United States. Thanks to the growing support we've received, the Honor Hike Foundation launched the "Request Assistance" program. This program serves as a vital lifeline, connecting family members of fallen officers with the Honor Hike team, enabling them to seek assistance for matters related to the loss of their loved ones.