Folds of Honor started when Major Dan Rooney, while returning home from his second tour of duty in Iraq as an F-16 fighter pilot, became painfully aware of the reality families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled. If you are not familiar with the Corp. Bucklin story, you soon will be; it’s the story and motivation behind the 2007 formation of Folds of Honor – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of our nation’s fallen and disabled military heroes.
While our Northern Ohio Chapter’s formation isn’t as moving and dramatic, it possesses the same synchronicity as Major Dan’s experience. Last year, in 2018, two independent and significant efforts began to help raise funds and support Folds of Honor. A committee of patriots at Barrington Golf Club in Greater Cleveland started down a path that would culminate in a golf outing that raised over $140,000 for Folds of Honor. Simultaneously, a dedicated group of patriots at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio held their own golf event and through their efforts successfully inspired their community and raised funds for a number of scholarships in the region.
These two events, happening practically simultaneously, without any connection, collaboration, or knowledge of each other became the catalyst for the creation of Folds of Honor – Northern Ohio Chapter. Now, through our collective volition, we intend to form and power an organization that engages in powerful acts of charity, kindness and patriotism to give back to the families of those who have paid a price for freedom.
We are excited about the opportunities to do good that lay ahead. Please visit our site to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities to support.