Honor Our Heroes Foundation was founded in 2012 by Jake Walsh. Jake was a medic in the US Army for 6 ½ years where he served with the 5/20 Infantry Unit out of Tacoma, Washington. Jake was deployed to Iraq in 2006 for a period of 15 months.
Upon leaving active duty in August of 2010, he tried but struggled for a period of time to re-acclimate into civilian life while working in corporate America. Those challenges led to some heavy financial challenges further adding to his stress.
By chance, Jake was introduced to a man who ran a foundation for veterans needing assistance to help get them back on track. Within 24 hours, Jake had the money in hand to fix his problem. The stress, concern, fear and uncertainty had evaporated due to that one man and his concern for fellow veterans. Since that day in 2009, Jake has wanted to help veterans the same way he was helped. Jake now has the ability to begin giving back, raising awareness of the problems that veterans face daily and raising funds to help get them back on track.
Honor Our Heroes Foundation is Jake’s way of giving back.