Folks, in an effort to honor some amazing heroes and to drive exposure to a wonderful Veteran owned company, Authentically American and OATH have partnered for this year’s OATH Memorial Walk. Authentically American is a veteran owned, American made, apparel company. Dean Wegner says, “Our vision is to build an iconic American brand that is truly American made. We partner with businesses of all sizes, colleges & high schools, charities & non-profits, sports leagues, and political campaigns to provide high quality co-branded Made in USA apparel and merchandise that is competitively priced. We also offer our own consumer brand product offering and donate 10% of our profits to veteran and first responder focused charities. Think of Authentically American as the next Nike or Under Armour, but ALL Made in USA. Authentically American is based in Music City – Nashville, TN. To learn more, visit our WEBSITE or view a 1-PAGE brand overview with links to our recent national media coverage in Forbes Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and Fox & Friends.”
The OATH Memorial Walk began in 2016 when Gary Bartels, the OATH Founder and Executive Director, decided to walk from Houston, Texas to his hometown of Kountze, Texas to honor the Texans who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Gary walked 150.25 miles in 4 days, averaging 37.5 miles a day ! Based on the outpouring of support and encouragement OATH received for that first Memorial Walk, Gary said he knew that this would be an annual event. The following year, the OATH Walking Team grew with more members, and since 2016, the Team has walked close to 2,000 miles ! For the entire duration of the walk, the Team wears a rucksack which carries a notebook containing a photo of each of those fallen Heroes, as well as a set of dogtags for each. The memory and the legacy of these Heroes are with the Team every step of the way!
In partnering with Authentically American, OATH is excited to not only gain more awareness for the OATH Memorial Walk and the Heroes it honors, but to also gain exposure for Authentically American by giving back to their business ! How is OATH doing this you might ask ?? EASY ! Whatever amount is collected via this partnership, OATH will spend half of that money with Authentically American on items and services that will help our OATH Registered Veterans. Your donation, no matter how small, allows both OATH and Authentically American to bridge the gap of support and help folks in need. Whether it’s $5, $10 or $100, each and every dollar matters as we directly impact Heroes on your behalf!
If you would like to donate and help support this year’s Memorial Walk as well as Authentically American, you can do so by using the PayPal link below. PLEASE USE THE “FRIENDS AND FAMILY” OPTION !! This PayPal link has a short reference code implemented that will earmark your donated funds for our partnership, so at the end of the endeavor, OATH can gladly spend half of what’s collected with Authentically American in support of our Heroes ! Once you complete your online donation, a electronic receipt will be sent to your email address. Please retain this receipt for your tax records.
If you’d like to donate by check, please mail a check to the below address (made payable to OATH), and write “OATH / AA” in the memo section of your check. Upon receipt of your check, you will be sent a donation receipt for your tax records.
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