With all the craziness that is going on around us, I'm noticed some renewed patriotism. I've seen more people showing love for their country and wanting it to return to some kind of normalcy. They are not going to accept the "new normal" without a fight.

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Sacrifice is what made this country great and it may take some sacrifices to do it again. We are hoping for a better future and when sacrifice meets hope then almost anything can happen.

That's what happened to Lt. Co. Dan Rooney when he was returning home after his second tour of duty in Iraq. In 2007, his plane was landing and the pilot announced that it was carrying the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin.

As he was watching Corp. Bucklin's twin brother walking beside his brother's flag-covered casket, he knew that he needed to do something. That's when "Folds of Honor" began and for over 15 years, Rooney has rallied Americans to help the children of fallen heroes with educational scholarships.

How Folds Of Honor Got Its Name

The folded flag represents the ultimate price that we pay for our freedom and represents the ideals that has made the country what it has been for nearly 250 years. The folded flag also honors the American heroes that have paid the ultimate price like my friend, John Priestner. Folds of Honor meets sacrifice with hope.

We all know someone that has paid the ultimate price so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have. More times then not, they leave a family behind and that is where Folds of Honor can help with educational support for the children. It's amazing work that they do but they can use your help too.

"Folds Of Honor" Golf Tournament at Afton Golf Course

There will be a Folds of Honor Golf Tournament at Afton Golf Course on Saturday, September 16th. Registration for this captain and crew tournament begins at 9 a.m. with a ceremony at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start immediately following.

Dedicate your game to honor the sacrifices of our fallen as all profits will be donated to Folds of Honor. There will be prizes and a most patriotic team contest too but the real winners are the kids that you will be helping through Folds of Honor.

If you or your team would like to be part of this honorable event, contact Samantha at the clubhouse by calling (607)201-7950.

Folds of Honor meets sacrifice with hope, if you can't make it that day, you can still help by making a donation to Folds of Honor. Go here for more information about Folds of Honor

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