SHOT Show 2015: Folds of Honor

Since its formation, the Folds of Honor Foundation has awarded thousands of scholarships to deserving families across the nation and provided necessary assistance to many more. The foundation continues to support the needs of the spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members, and encourages all citizens to do the same.

Founded by Major Dan Rooney (above) in 2007, Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members killed or disabled during U.S. military service. Major Rooney, a former F-16 pilot who served three tours in Iraq, founded Folds of Honor to ensure that families of fallen service members are never left behind on the field of battle.

According to the foundation, more than 1.4 million dependents have been affected by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq alone, with 85 percent of those not qualifying for federal educational assistance. Without the help of civilian organizations such as Folds of Honor, many of these families would not receive aid.

At the recently concluded 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Bushnell announced its 2014 contributions to Folds of Honor totaled $364,500. Since establishing a partnership in 2010, the optics leader has donated more than $1,000,000 to Folds of Honor. Shown in the photo below (left to right): Matt Reintjes, ATK/Bushnell; Major Ed Pulido, Folds of Honor; Ben Leslie, Folds of Honor.

"With support from partners like Bushnell, we're able to help lift up military families and honor the sacrifice our service men and women make to protect our freedom," said Major Rooney.

We editors salute Folds of Honor, Bushnell and all members of the military, including their families. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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