Originally published by Spirit of 12 on December 27, 2011.
As part of the National Anthem ceremonies before the Dec. 24 Seahawks-49ers game, the 2/75 Rangers presented the American flag on the field. The Pointe du Hoc Foundation (PDHF) is building a memorial to honor the courageous, fallen 2d Battalion Rangers, and Seahawks fans are invited to support these service members by making a donation to this project.
The Pointe du Hoc Foundation is a non-profit organization established to recognize and commemorate the Rangers of 2d Battalion and their families. The historic missions of 2d Ranger Battalion are legendary; from scaling the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on D-Day, 1944, to forced entry airborne operations in Grenada and Panama in the 1980s, and more. Since September 11, 2001, the 2d Battalion Rangers have remained a pivotal force in the war on terrorism, enduring 15 combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The initial goal of the PDHF is to construct a fitting memorial to honor the courage, fortitude and selfless sacrifice of all who have served and supported the 2d Ranger Battalion. The memorial will be dedicated to 2d Battalion's greatest heroes - our fallen rangers. The broader effort of the organization is to provide benevolent support for 2d Battalion Rangers and their families through financial donations and educational assistance.
Visit the Pointe du Hoc website for donation details, and check out their Facebook page for updates.