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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

October 13, 2018 | Folded Flag

The Folded Flag Foundation Wishes the U.S. Navy a Happy Birthday!

Did you know that the United States Navy began as the Continental Navy on Oct. 13, 1775? It started with only two armed ships to help Americans search British ships during the American Revolutionary War. 

After the war, the Continental Navy was dismantled. Pirates began threatening American's merchant ships so President George Washington established the Naval Act of 1794 to create a standing U.S. Navy.

There are currently more than over 328,000 active duty members and more than 98,000 ready reserve members with over 200 ships in the U.S. Navy. We thank all our U.S. Navy members – past and present – for 243 years of service.

More Ways to Support Folded Flag

October 2, 2018 | Folded Flag

Did you know that there is more than one way to support The Folded Flag Foundation? Some other ways you can help our nation’s Gold Star Families is by making purchases at companies that donate a portion of the proceeds back to Folded Flag.

AmazonSmile donates .5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. They have all the same products, prices and features as Amazon, and allow you to support Folded Flag’s mission to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen heroes.

You can also support Folded Flag when you buy a tie from David Fin Ties. For each tie purchased, David Fin Ties will donate $5 to The Folded Flag Foundation. Check out David Fin’s wide selection of ties here.

Gary Albyn, the author of “A League of Warriors,” is dedicated to supporting The Folded Flag Foundation as well. He is donating 50% of all book royalties to Folded Flag. You can purchase his book at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

Last but certainly not least, True Eagle donates 10% of your True Eagle purchase to The Folded Flag Foundation. They are also running a giveaway to all Las Vegas residents until Nov. 11, 2018. When you buy a case of True Eagle Energy Drink from Terrible Herbst, you will be entered into a drawing to win 4 VIP tickets to a Vegas Golden Knights game for the 2018-19 season. All you need to do is take a photo of your receipt and upload it to terribleherbst.com.

Thank you to AmazonSmile, David Fin Ties, Gary Albyn and True Eagle for your support of The Folded Flag Foundation. By buying from this brands, you too can help Folded Flag pay tribute to the brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country by providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children who have been left behind.

International Peace Day 2018

September 21, 2018 | Folded Flag

Happy International Peace Day! 

In 1981, the United Nations started the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, an effort to recognize those who work towards building a culture of peace.

Since 2001, 7,000 brave men and women have died in the Global War on Terror while fighting to restore peace. The Folded Flag Foundation honors our nation’s heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by providing educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children who have been left behind. Celebrate International Peace Day by thanking those who continue to work towards establishing peace and remembering those who gave their lives fighting for it.

To find out how you can support Gold Star Families, click here.

Honoring Those Who Died on 9./11

September 11, 2018 | Folded Flag

Today will forever be a tragic day in our nation’s history.

The 9/11 attacks are what initiated a war where thousands of our nation’s brave soldiers and service members left their homes to fight for our freedom and safety. We all owe a debt of gratitude to these heroes. While that debt can never be repaid, The Folded Flag Foundation honors those who died for our freedom by providing educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children who have been left behind. Improving the lives of fallen heroes’ families is one way we can transform tragedy into triumph.

Our Wall of Honor helps us memorialize and honor the fallen family members of our scholarship recipients.

If you are interested in making a donation to The Folded Flag Foundation, please visit our website here. Thanks to our underwriting sponsors - Black Knight, Fidelity National Financial, FIS and ServiceLink - 100 percent of your donations will go directly to providing scholarships to our nation’s Gold Star Families.

Today, we remember and honor those who lost their lives on this day 17 years ago. Thank you for your generosity and support.

 

Upcoming Events to Benefit Folded Flag: Have Fun While Donating to a Great Cause

August 14, 2018 | Folded Flag

September is an exciting month for Folded Flag! We will be hosting twoevents to raise funds to help our nation’s Gold Star Families secure an educational future.  

The first is our Vine to Vino Festival in Chalk Hill Estates in Sonoma County, California on Sept. 7 and 8. Join us for a sunset dinner on Sept. 7 and taste a delicious five course, wine paired dinner prepared by the legendary Chalk Hill culinary team. Then on Sept. 8, join us again for an afternoon of music, food and wine in Ridge Park at Chalk Hill. 

Also on Sept. 8 will be the 2018 Tucson Folded Flag Foundation Charity Golf Outing at the Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, Arizona. The format is a four-person scramble and there are opportunities to sponsor the event for extra prizes and recognition. After playing, there will be a banquet with a silent auction that will include trips, vacations, HealthySkin cosmetic baskets and much more!

Proceeds from all three events will go to benefiting The Folded Flag Foundation. You can have fun for a great cause. Members of our Fourteenth Fold Society receive complimentary tickets to select Folded Flag events like these. To receive more information on the events mentioned above, or to register, click here. For information on the Fourteenth Fold Society and how you can join, click here

Last Month's Events: July

August 4, 2018 | Folded Flag

 

Last month, we hosted 300 guests at the exciting “Star Spangled Spectacular” event to celebrate America’s freedom this 4th of July. It was an evening filled with food, fireworks and family activities at TPC Summerlin. The Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra put on a beautiful performance. Proceeds from the event benefited The Folded Flag Foundation and the music education and outreach programs of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Thanks to our corporate underwriters, 100% of the proceeds went directly to helping local Gold Star Families.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this celebratory occasion. We would like to especially thank the Las Vegas Philharmonic for their support and effort to helping raise awareness for The Folded Flag Foundation and our mission to helping the spouses and children of our nation’s fallen heroes by provided educational scholarships.

Folded Flag hosts several events each month to help raise awareness and funds for our cause. To learn more about our upcoming events, click here. By joining the new Fourteenth Fold Society, you can receive complimentary tickets to fun events like this. For more information on how become a member, click here. You do not want to miss any of our exciting events coming up this fall!

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