On Wednesday, April 11 one of our guests on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show was Major Dan Rooney of the Air National Guard and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Folds of Honor helps families of over 700,000 soldiers who have been killed or wounded in the ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan--Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.
As of January 1, 2012, over one million dependents have been adversely affected by multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 87% of the dependents affected by the recent wars do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. While the federal government provides some support for these families, it cannot succeed alone without proactive civilian organizations to assist.
The Folds of Honor Foundation is rallying a nation to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, the Folds of Honor Foundation gives back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country.
Major Rooney joined us to tell us about how the Bushnell Corporation (makers of high quality binoculars, scopes, range finders and more) has joined forces with the Folds of Honor Foundation as a major sponsor to help with their cause. A percentage of sales on their special edition Patriot Range Finder is donated to the Folds of Honor. Bushnell has recently wrote them a check for $200,000.00. This will help many families.
It was an honor for us to have Major Rooney on our show and we’d like to share this interview with you. To listen in CLICK HERE.
To learn more about the Folds of Honor Foundation, visit their site at www.FoldsOfHonor.org. To learn more about the Bushnell Corporation, visit www.Bushnell.com.