(KMOV) – The fight to make sure fallen soldiers and their families are remembered continues. Chris Ring is swimming the entire length of the Mississippi river to spread his message.
“These families paid the sacrifice so that other families don't have to,” said Ring.
Those families are called “Gold Star Families”. The ten year Navy veteran’s latest stop is in St. Louis, spreading his message of never forgetting those fallen soldiers.
“It's a really humbling experience it's a real privilege that's the biggest fear of these family is the day that people forget do that is carry on that legacy and don't let people forget,” said Ring.
It’s a message Mike Schoedel with the Missouri Athletic Club wants to make sure continues.
“If we can continue to help keep that message alive. Help continue the memories of those people who are fallen heroes. There's not enough courage in the world that we can give to show the courage that they’ve given us,” said Schoedel.
To show their support for Ring’s cause, the Missouri Athletic Club gave him a cash donation. The club said they wanted to also do their part in making the difference in the lives of those who’ve lost loved ones at war.
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