This piece originally ran four days before Labor Day
As another Labor Day weekend approaches and Lt. Col. Dan Rooney’s labor of love, Patriot Golf Day, takes center stage at hundreds of golf courses around the country, the magnitude of the numbers associated with the fundraising initiative is both heartwarming and inspirational.
- More than $50 million raised through Patriot Golf Day to fund Folds of Honor, which awards scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled veterans.
- More than 28,000 scholarships awarded.
- More than 4,000 students sent to school in recent weeks.
And the list goes on.
The true impact is felt by the people who are attached to those numbers.
People like Hannah Davis, whose personal story documents the impact Rooney’s vision and commitment has had.
Davis was 3 years old when her father, 1st Lt. Jeffrey Davis, died in a Blackhawk helicopter accident while training at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He was an Army Ranger, Green Beret, Blackhawk pilot and sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
And he was suddenly gone, leaving behind Davis, her 16-month-old brother, Blake, and their mother, Ann.
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