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The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter – Freedom Isn’t Free Gala

The first annual Freedom Isn’t Free Gala took place on September 22nd at LiveStrong Sporting Park hosted by The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter. Major Dan Rooney founded The Folds of Honor Foundation to help ensure that no family is left behind in pursuit of freedom. Kansas City formed the first local affiliate chapter in 2011 to provide educational scholarships to local families of wounded and fallen soldiers. Nearly 600 guests attended this inaugural event, which raised funds for local military families. Ted McDonald served as chairman.

Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: New Vision Photography

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Trey DeBose performed the national anthem.
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VFW posted the colors during the national anthem.
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Major Dan Rooney with Carie and Ed Nelson, board president David and Linda Gentile with Major Dan Rooney, founder; and his daughters, Tatem and Mia.



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