Country megastar Dierks Bentley is honoring his late father, a WWII Veteran, for Veteran’s Day today – and donating to a worthy cause in turn.
“I was lucky to have a father who served in WWII,” Bentley starts off on Twitter. The son of a legendary military father from the World’s Greatest Generation, Dierks Bentley, like so many of us, is “inspired by the men and women who serve this country.”
As a result, Bentley is celebrating his father’s legacy – and the legacy of all U.S. Military Veterans – this Veterans Day by donating to a phenomenal cause, Folds of Honor.
Within the post, Bentley is sporting one of the aforementioned shirts. It’s a sharp tee, and as he mentions – 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting military families like his own through Folds of Honor. Moreover, the shirt is exclusive, and can only be purchased through the charity work Bentley & FoH are dedicating to our veterans.
Dierks Bentley Honors Veterans Through Folds of Honor
As Bentley knows through his father, returning military servicemen & women face challenges unlike any other. For this, and many other reasons, he’s chosen to honor veterans with the charity.
According to their website, “Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled service members.”
Within, FoH further clarifies their mission, and the beyond-worthy cause that started it all.
“It began with Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq,” FoH begins. “An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled.”
What follows is a touching story that will bring even the most far-removed from the U.S. Military to support this just cause. “As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt. Colonel Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob.”
“Since that night,” the site continues, “Major Rooney has committed his life – through the Folds of Honor – to providing scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Jacob Bucklin became the first Folds of Honor scholarship recipient in 2007.”
To also support this U.S. Veterans’ cause this Veterans Day alongside Dierks Bentley, you can purchase his exclusive t-shirt design here.
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