The Association is a Kansas-based 501(c)3 whose mission is to ensure successful and sustainable memorial stair climbs through:
- establishment of a unifying and commonly declared purpose
- sanctioning of honorable memorial events that pay tribute to the sacrifices of fallen heroes,
- comprehensive administrative support,
- the sharing, development and implementation of best practices and guidelines, and
- an event’s ability to retain local control, eliminating interference from unnecessary outside or political influences.