Project Name: The Folded Flag Tribute Jeep
In honor and recognition of veterans in all branches of the armed forces.
Guest: Josh and Jen Schwalb
Josh and Jen Schwalb, organizers of the annual Great American Jeep Rally are the builders behind the Folded Flag Tribute Jeep, who’s purpose is to sweep across the country, hitting major events, and giving an honorable tribute to veterans of all services.
This 2015 Jeep JK was purchased by Josh’s Step Father, Stephen Downing, at the start of 2015 in the hopes to get out into the woods more and to come to the non-profit event, the Great American Jeep Rally in CT. However, he passed away a few months before the event and was not able to come. Josh and his wife Jen want to build this tribute Jeep in his honor. Stephen was a multi-war veteran, serving in the Air Force, Air National Guard and the Army National Guard . He served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.
The duo decided to take his Jeep and create it into a memorial for the honor and recognition of veterans from all branches of the armed forces. The goal of the Jeep is to criss cross the country and to about 12 different Jeep events in an effort to raise support for our veterans. They also hope to use the Jeep as a way to help get veterans out on the trails and experiencing the offroad world. A complete list of events on the tour is available on both the Folded Flag Tribute Jeep’s website and Facebook.