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Folds of Honor gives thanks to veterans

Date published: 11/11/2012

Folds of Honor gives thanks to veterans

On Veterans Day, the Golf Channel will air the Patriot Cup, a golf tournament by the the Folds of Honor Organization that takes responsibility for caring for the families of our warriors killed during these perilous times by offering scholarships and crucial support. We believe that as communities and as individuals it is our duty to care rather than expect the government to do it all.

I was blessed to have been chosen to participate as a veteran in this tournament in Tulsa, Okla., on Memorial Day. Pros such as Corey Pavin and Ricky Fowler, and other celebrities such as Vince Gill and Rascal Flatts, volunteered their time. Even more importantly, they gave their attention and their hearts to supporting veterans. It was more than a day of golf, more than a fundraiser.

The veterans who participated were truly honored. We told our stories, we shared about our families and our lives, and we shared our patriotism to the mighty country we love. The event transcended the ordinary as all bonded in common beliefs that we are the answer to ease the devastation of war and give hope to families. People would be amazed at how these families are left to carry on with few resources when their loved one is killed.

In this sweet land of liberty, on Veterans Day please join me in showing our integrity and thankfulness to those who gave everything.

Carl Ciccarello