FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWNY) - It's a military tribute you won't find in a museum, but rather on the road.
Retired Sergeant Rick Beech has a new mission: to pay respects to the U.S. soldiers who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A few years ago, he bought a beat-up old Chevy, fixed it up himself and now is driving it all over the nation collecting signatures.
“Our goal is to get signatures from those soldiers who deployed and returned home and they will sign in red and white to honor those who did not. Thus far we’ve seen hundreds of signatures,” said Rick Beech, founder of Remembering Our Heroes.
The rolling tribute has already been to 35 military bases and will continue making stops all summer long.
Fort Drum was the truck’s 22nd stop so far and held special significance because Beech had served with two 10th Mountain Division soldiers who died in battle.