Major Dan Rooney A Patriot's Calling

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Recommended by everyone from American Presidents to professional golfers, A Patriot’s Calling tells the story and mission of Major Dan Rooney - F-16 pilot, professional golfer and the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation.

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The Mission

Folds of Honor is rallying a nation to ensure no family gets left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom.

The Folds of Honor Foundation was founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot, golf course owner, PGA Professional and USGA member. A Major in the Air National Guard and a decorated military aviator, Rooney has served three combat tours in Iraq. After returning from his second tour, Major Rooney witnessed a profound situation that drove him to create the Folds of Honor Foundation.

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Major Dan “Noonan” Rooney has flown his F-16 on three tours of duty in Iraq. He is a PGA golf professional, founder of The Patriot Golf Club, and the founder and president of the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Folds of Honor has raised over $13 million and awarded over 2,600 educational scholarships for the families of fallen and disabled veterans.

Major Rooney has been awarded the Air National Guard’s Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Combat Air Medal, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and PGA of America’s first Patriot Award. He was given the White House Volunteer Service award by President George W. Bush and was named one of People Magazine’s Heroes of the Year and ABC World News Persons of the Year.

Major Rooney is an inspiring motivational speaker. He was called upon by Corey Pavin as the only person to speak to the Ryder Cup team in 2010. He works exclusively for the distinguished Washington Speakers Bureau. He has shared his mission with many Fortune 500 companies including Wells Fargo, Anheuser Busch, Northwestern Mutual, Polo Ralph Lauren, and CDW.

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Life is made up of encounters that guide us on our unique path. The ultimate reward is the fulfillment that comes from following your destined path.

Major Dan “Noonan” Rooney has flown his F-16 on three tours of duty in Iraq. He is a PGA golf professional, founder of The Patriot Golf Club, and the founder and president of the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Folds of Honor has raised millions and awarded over 2600 educational scholarships for the families of fallen and disabled veterans.

Major Rooney has been awarded the Air National Guard's Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Combat Air Medal, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and PGA of America's first Patriot Award. He was given the Whitehouse Volunteer Service award by President George W. Bush and named one of People magazine's Heroes of the Year and ABC World News Persons of the Year.

Dan's mission of healing and hope has been profiled by Fox News, CNN, NBC World News, Golf Digest, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, USA Today, NY Post, USA Today, ESPN, and The Golf Channel.

Major Rooney is an inspiring motivational speaker. He was called upon by Corey Pavin as the only person to speak to the Ryder Cup team in 2010. He works exclusively for the distinguished Washington Speakers Bureau. He has shared his mission with many Fortune 500 companies including Wells Fargo, Anheuser Busch, Northwestern Mutual, Polo Ralph Lauren, and CDW.

Major Rooney is retired and is currently on Inactive Ready Reserve in the Air National Guard.
He lives in Tulsa with his wife and four daughters.

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On Major Rooney's third tour of duty in Iraq, he felt a powerful calling from God to share the miraculous fusion of people and experiences uniquely placed along his life journey. During this reflection, Major Rooney began to understand how the forces of synchronicity had shaped his life. Synchronicity, or, as he calls it, "chance with a purpose" is all around. These encounters are the sign-posts along the road of life guiding us toward our essence. The moments in life when place and time are united by a higher power and our lives are forever altered. The beautiful evolution is when we acknowledge synchronicity it occurs with greater frequency. Each time we recognize these chance moments for what they truly represent, our life moves further from fear and closer to faith.

Please join Major Rooney in this mission by sharing your message of synchronicity and hope. Each month we will post a new story and Major Rooney will send the author a signed copy of "A Patriot's Calling - Living Life between Fear and Faith".