Our Duty – The Folds of Honor Foundation
Mission Statement – Honoring Their Sacrifice, Educating Their Legacy
Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To close the gap by providing educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers.
Our Story – A Profound Responsibility
Major Dan Rooney – the Oklahoma Air National Guard, became painfully aware of the reality families face when a loved one in uniform is killed or wounded.
As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board, asking all passengers to respectfully remain seated while his casket de-boarded.
Major Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob. Major Rooney ached as he thought of his own wife and little girls. Seeing the other side of war through the eyes of Jacob was life-altering.
Sadly, over half the passengers had disregarded the pilot’s request and de-boarded. Major Rooney decided he had to do something. Not only would he pay tribute to American soldiers and their families, he would live as a reminder among civilians that it is our duty to honor the sacrifices of those who preserve the freedoms we so easily take for granted.
Major Rooney committed to spend his life changing the future of America’s grieving spouses and children. In 2007, he formed the Folds of Honor Foundation; a 501C-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the families of these heroic Americans.
Corporal Brock Bucklin – 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, CO
- Served his country from – August 2004 – May 2006
- KIA in Balad, Iraq on – May 31, 2006
- Survived by son – Jacob Green
The Logo – In The Folded Flag We See the Heavy Price of Freedom
Yet it’s also a symbol of hope, representing the enduring ideals that make this country a beacon of democracy. We chose this logo because it reflects our mission – to honor the sacrifice of America’s heroes, while giving hope to the bearers of their legacy.
Folds of Honor has grown from a vision into a movement. This folded flag is a constant reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It inspires us to help equip and educate their loved ones in need of our support. Thank you for embracing the call.
The Folds of Honor Foundation
As local host, I am available to discuss all opportunities with you at any time. Please visit www.foldsofhonor.org for more information on the Folds of Honor Foundation, which is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization.
Thank you for your consideration.
Bob Carnagey – Local Host
Friends of Folds of Honor – NWI
PO Box 365
Valparaiso, IN 46384