This November, you can join TA Truck Service and Mobil Delvac® in standing with Folds of Honor. All month long, we’ll be donating $5 for every Mobil Delvac oil change purchased at one of our locations – up to $50,000. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive hat that you can wear to show that you stand with our veterans and support the education of their families and loved ones.
Get to know Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor was first established by Major Dan Rooney, after he was a passenger on the same flight as a fallen soldier, Corporal Brock Bucklin. When the plane landed, the pilot asked all passengers to remain seated while Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother deboarded with the casket.
Between watching the Corporal’s family meet the casket, and seeing over half of the plane’s passengers disregard the pilot’s request to remain seated, Major Rooney began looking for a way to both serve American service members and their families, as well as remind civilians of the importance of honoring the sacrifices of those who preserve the freedoms that many take for granted. Folds of Honor was the result.
Since May 2007, Folds of Honor has provided educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. In that time, the organization has awarded nearly 12,000 education scholarships to the families of these American heroes. The scholarships have helped people like Jami Hancock, who is currently a junior in college majoring in social work and psychology so she can one day help other veterans overcome the struggles associated with physical disabilities, just like her husband, Navy Seaman Steven A. Hancock has.
They’ve also helped people like Air Force Senior Airman and double amputee Colton J. Read and his daughter Eden. Eden may not know what she wants to be when she grows up quite yet, but Colton has peace of mind knowing that she is learning in a warm, welcoming environment that can provide the attention that many veteran children need post-war.
They’ve even helped entire families get an education together, like Joshua, Kaydee, Chelsea, Billy and Kevin Baker. Thanks to Folds of Honor, and the service of their father U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Donald R. Baker Jr., they’re able to learn at the same school, on the same campus, with the support of their siblings.
Each scholarship comes with a story, and you can get to know some of these students and their families on the Folds of Honor blog.
Support at our sites
Our technicians are excited to have the opportunity to spread the word about Folds of Honor too. Keep an eye out for veterans, professional drivers and TA Truck Service employees standing together in their hats.
Don’t miss your opportunity to support our nation’s vets and their families with your oil change this month. You can also visit the Folds of Honor website to directly make a personal donation.