13 Successful years of Folds of Honor and Counting; Providing Educational Scholarships

Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization established in 2007 by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, has successfully provided educational scholarships to the spouses and children of US military members who have been killed or disabled while serving for 13 years. The foundation has awarded nearly 44,000 scholarships totaling almost $200 million. In 2022, Folds of Honor expanded its mission to include first responders, such as police, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics, who respond to the approximately 240 million calls made to 9-1-1 each year.

Folds of Honor’s mission is to meet sacrifice with hope, and through its scholarships, the organization aims to inspire unity and let first responders and their families know that they are not alone. The scholarships provided by Folds of Honor help the spouses and children of military members and first responders pursue their educational goals and improve their lives. By providing educational opportunities, the organization is helping to ensure a better future for the families who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Folds of Honor’s success is largely due to the generosity of individuals and corporations who support its mission. The organization welcomes new corporate partners who want to get involved and support its efforts. Folds of Honor has also received recognition and awards for its work, including the Fox Nation’s 2019 Ultimate Patriot Award, and Lt. Col. Dan Rooney has been recognized as one of People Magazine’s “Heroes of the Year,” Money Magazine’s “Hero of the Year,” and ABC World News Tonight’s “Persons of the Year.”

Lt. Col. Dan Rooney is a USAFR Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, CEO/Founder of Folds of Honor, author of two books, golf course developer, motivational speaker, and host of Fox Nation show Fly Into The Wind. He is a distinguished graduate of the University of Kansas and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Rooney has received multiple decorations, including the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Expeditionary Medal, and Distinguished Service Medal. He has served on three combat tours, including Operation Northern Watch in 2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.

Rooney continues to serve in the US Air Force as an aggressor pilot in the 301st Fighter Squadron at Eglin AFB in Destin, Florida. He has flown over 2800 hours of fighter jet flight time. He has been presented with numerous awards for his service and patriotism, including the White House’s Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the Air National

Guard’s Distinguished Service Medal, the Air National Guard’s Directors Service Award, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

In addition to his military service, Rooney is also a founding partner in The Patriot Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and American Dunes Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus. His show on Fox Nation, Fly Into the Wind, features life-changing interviews with celebrity guests such as Urban Meyer, Dara Torres, Greg Norman, Herschel Walker, and David Feherty.

To talk more of Folds of Honor, its mission deserves recognition and praise. By providing educational scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled service members, they are ensuring that the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform is not forgotten. Through their efforts, Folds of Honor is helping to create a better future for the families of those who have given everything to protect our country and our freedom.

Their commitment to service and their dedication to supporting those who have served is truly inspiring, and it’s something that we should all be grateful for. So, let’s raise our voices and give a round of applause to Folds of Honor for the incredible work they do every day to make a difference in the lives of our military families.

To end the article, for the past 13 years, Folds of Honor has successfully provided educational scholarships to the families of military members and first responders who have sacrificed their lives for their country and promises to keep doing the same in the farthest future.

The organization’s mission to meet sacrifice with hope has been successful due to the generosity of individuals and corporations who support its mission. Lt. Col. Dan Rooney’s leadership and commitment to serving his country and improving the lives of those who have sacrificed so much have been essential to the success of Folds of Honor.

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