Composed of veterans, non-veterans, and representatives of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville area community, the ParadeRest Board has donated its time since 2009 towards providing ways to engage military personnel and their families with the local community. The team expresses gratitude and recognition through donated tickets to UVA and community venues, collecting histories from living veterans while honoring the fallen, and arranging and sponsoring events both cultural and athletic. UVA students staff ParadeRest year-round providing constant support for ParadeRest members. ParadeRest salutes its volunteers, whose work is essential to our success. For example, Jeff Boecker has donated thousands of hours in providing essential outreach and collection of military narratives from soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guard members who have served during wartime.