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Lee Bryce, a country superstar, held an intimate concert for a few hundred fans Wednesday night in Cleveland, Ohio.

The short show was to benefit Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to dependents, spouses and children of soldiers who have died or are permanently disabled. Folds of Honor was established in 2007 by F-16 fighter pilot United States Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Rooney. Since then, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised and 35,000 scholarships have been donated.

Bryce, 43, stopped by Fox News Digital to talk about the long-winded background supporting his folds of honor and the event held at the FWD Day + nightclub in Cleveland.

“I have always supported the military Manache Pat Just kind of … we fell in love with exactly what they do and the people who run it, “he said.

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Lee Bryce performed for an intimate crowd in Cleveland, Ohio to take advantage of the Folds of Honor.

Lee Bryce performed for an intimate crowd in Cleveland, Ohio to take advantage of the Folds of Honor.
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Bryce, a fan favorite of “One of them girls” and “Memory I don’t mess with”, has been a major supporter of Folds of Honor for over 10+ years. He started his own course in Nashville, Tennessee and does shows throughout the United States every year in support.

“For what they do, they support the families of the dead heroes, and that’s what it really is,” Bryce said. “Now a lot of kids have a future and they’ve gone to college and things like that about giving back to families who were left alone because of the fold of honor, you know, when their loved ones are hired by them, they’re left behind. We’re here; we love it. “

Bryce was the main performer of the night, while the evening was full of all kinds of entertainment. The Navy SEALs of the Patriot Parachute Team participated in the parachute with the American flag as the national anthem was played by the guitar. Later, Folds of Honor auctioned off the opportunity to parachute itself at the next Folds of Honor event with SEAL for $ 10,000. While the donor preferred to remain anonymous, he commented on the donation.

Bryce has been involved in the Folds of Honor for over 10 years.

Bryce has been involved in the Folds of Honor for over 10 years.
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“My wife and I are blessed to be here with our four children, and we understand that this is not possible without those who protect and provide our freedom on a daily basis. Is, “the donor told Fox.

Other auction items include three signed Fender acoustic guitars, k 10k each, 30 signed cowboy hats for $ 150 per piece and a gift from Michael Schwartz, CEO of Forward Hospitality Group, to close the event.

“We’re very proud to have received the Folds of Honor here tonight and to have Lee Bryce make an incredible crowd on our stage one incredible evening,” Schwartz said. “I was thrilled to come to the end of the show and offer a match for anyone who donated एक 5k to their organization with a one-year scholarship. We were so lucky after so many people paid so much. We are. “

With donations and matching, Folds of Honor raised an additional k 20k in the last few minutes of the event.

Honoring military families of deceased, disabled service members with scholarships

While Schwartz is proud of his teammates and team for working with Dennis Tisza of Folds of Honor to donate space for the evening, he said the real sacrifice lies in the lives and work of those dead soldiers and organizations. “We did not give up anything; we did patriotism.”

At the Ohio concert, the country singer performed his hit songs, including "One of them girls" and "Memory I don

At the Ohio concert, the country singer performed his hit songs, including “One of them girls” and “Memory I don’t mess with.”
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So what makes Fold of Honor different from other charities? “You give to charities and they have a very, very, very high cost ratio,” said Dennis Tisza, an Air Force veteran. “Folds of Honor has averaged since 2007, 91 cents of every dollar goes to fund scholarships. That’s the top 1%. We’re the top 1% of all charities across the country in the United States. That’s why I do what I do.

“Our tag line is ‘Respect their sacrifices, educate their legacy,'” Tisza concluded. And that’s what educators do.

Tiffany Eckert of Waterville, Ohio, took to the stage on Wednesday night to tell the story of her pain and persistence after losing her Army husband in 2004. When my husband and I can’t hear him back, I find ‘I love you’ back in all people, “Eckert said.

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Andy Eckert was deployed to Iraq in 2003. He was a Purple Heart veteran and was considered unfit for deployment, but Eckert volunteered when his unit was activated to return to Iraq in 2004. He was deployed on Christmas Day in 2004 and was killed by a terrorist on Mother’s Day in 2005. He left behind not only his wife but also two children, Marley Freedom and Miles.

Eckert and her two children, now both teenagers, are recipients of all three Folds of Honor scholarships. Tiffany is currently studying human development and family studies in undergraduate school at Gerontology. She will graduate a year early and pursue a postgraduate degree.

Marley Freedom graduated Summa cum Loud from high school and participated in many extracurricular activities. Mom, Tiffany says she couldn’t have done it otherwise. Miles is a senior in high school and expects to do broadcast journalism in college. His scholarship was being used for private tuition. “I use his scholarship for private tutoring which has led me to a place where I was told he would never come,” said Tiffany Eckert.