The Folds of Honor Foundation is supported by Patriot Golf Day which has been in existence since 2007. Patriot Golf Day is held every Labor Day weekend. This year it will be September 2 – 5. A $1 donation will be added to each round of golf purchased. That dollar will be donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation which has raised more than $8.9 million in its 4 years. Help support the Folds of Honor Foundation by playing as much golf this weekend as possible. It is a great foundation that should never be forgotten just like the soldiers and families that have defended this great nation of ours.
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Folds of Honor Foundation was founded in May 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, and USGA member. A decorated military pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, Major Rooney has served three combat tours in Iraq. It was after his second tour, while a passenger on a commercial flight, that Major Rooney witnessed an event that would profoundly change his life. As the plane landed, the pilot announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have an American hero on board – Corporal Brock Bucklin. And his twin brother, Corporal Brad Bucklin, is accompanying him home from Iraq. As a sign of respect, please remain seated while Corporal Bucklin’s family receives him in his final homecoming.” Major Rooney watched through the window of the plane as the flag-draped casket was lowered. He saw a family waiting for Brock, and a little four-year old boy waiting for his father. This tragic homecoming inspired Major Rooney to create the Folds of Honor Foundation.