This Fourth’s for You!

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This Fourth's for You!

If you are tired of and dis­gusted by the per­sis­tent attacks against the Amer­i­can way of life, an adver­tise­ment and an event in Chicago should make you feel bet­ter on this Fourth of July.

Bud­weiser has released a new ad in which actor Adam Dri­ver, a vet­eran him­self, sur­prises a fel­low vet­eran and his fam­ily by deliv­er­ing in per­son a schol­ar­ship to his daughter.

U.S. Army vet­eran John Williams sus­tained a seri­ous injury while train­ing for Oper­a­tion Desert Storm. Dri­ver was also injured shortly before he was deployed to Iraq, putting an end to his mil­i­tary career.

That’s appar­ently why Dri­ver was cho­sen to give Hay­ley Grace Williams a schol­ar­ship to nurs­ing school.

The schol­ar­ship is part of a joint effort between Bud­weiser and Folds of Honor, which has awarded numer­ous schol­ar­ships to vet­er­ans and their fam­ily mem­bers since 2011.

In a let­ter, Hay­ley explained that her father’s mil­i­tary injury was so severe that he needed steel rods and six screws to sta­bi­lize his spine.

They sent me your let­ter; I was in the mil­i­tary too,” Dri­ver said as he met the fam­ily. “[Folds of Honor] reached out to me, and they told me to let you know that you got the schol­ar­ship. But also, Bud­weiser and I thought that you shouldn’t have to worry about school, so Bud­weiser is gonna be cov­er­ing all your remain­ing school expenses for the rest of next year.”

Here is the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huQrvmrJbXk&feature=player_embedded

In Chicago, more than 250 wounded, ill, or injured ath­letes rep­re­sent­ing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Com­mand, the Aus­tralian Defence Force, and the U.K. Armed Forces are tak­ing part in the War­rior Games.

Sport has played a part in all of our guys’ lives at some part of their career,” said U.K. Armed Forces Sports and Recov­ery Coor­di­na­tor Emily Grif­fith. “But we are find­ing out that quite a lot of our guys are get­ting involved for cama­raderie because they feel they can open up more while in the sport rather than in a group envi­ron­ment, so it is a part of their recov­ery whether it’s phys­i­cally or psychologically.”

Sched­uled to take place June 30 through July 8, the War­rior Games fea­ture Paralympic-​style com­pe­ti­tion in eight sports, includ­ing archery, cycling, field, shoot­ing, sit­ting vol­ley­ball, swim­ming, track, and wheel­chair basketball.

The games are open to the pub­lic and will be held at a vari­ety of promi­nent loca­tions through­out the down­town area of Chicago, includ­ing the McCormick Place, the United Cen­ter, and Sol­dier Field.

For more infor­ma­tion, see http://​www​.dod​war​riorgames​.com/

Have a Happy and Mem­o­rable Fourth of July!

If you are tired of and disgusted by the persistent attacks against the American way of life, an advertisement and an event in Chicago should make you feel better on this Fourth of July.

Budweiser has released a new ad in which actor Adam Driver, a veteran himself, surprises a fellow veteran and his family by delivering in person a scholarship to his daughter.

U.S. Army veteran John Williams sustained a serious injury while training for Operation Desert Storm. Driver was also injured shortly before he was deployed to Iraq, putting an end to his military career.

That’s apparently why Driver was chosen to give Hayley Grace Williams a scholarship to nursing school.

The scholarship is part of a joint effort between Budweiser and Folds of Honor, which has awarded numerous scholarships to veterans and their family members since 2011.

In a letter, Hayley explained that her father’s military injury was so severe that he needed steel rods and six screws to stabilize his spine.

“They sent me your letter; I was in the military too,” Driver said as he met the family. “[Folds of Honor] reached out to me, and they told me to let you know that you got the scholarship. But also, Budweiser and I thought that you shouldn’t have to worry about school, so Budweiser is gonna be covering all your remaining school expenses for the rest of next year.”

Here is the video:

In Chicago, more than 250 wounded, ill, or injured athletes representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Special Operations Command, the Australian Defence Force, and the U.K. Armed Forces are taking part in the Warrior Games.

“Sport has played a part in all of our guys’ lives at some part of their career,” said U.K. Armed Forces Sports and Recovery Coordinator Emily Griffith. “But we are finding out that quite a lot of our guys are getting involved for camaraderie because they feel they can open up more while in the sport rather than in a group environment, so it is a part of their recovery whether it’s physically or psychologically.”

Scheduled to take place June 30 through July 8, the Warrior Games feature Paralympic-style competition in eight sports, including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, and wheelchair basketball.

The games are open to the public and will be held at a variety of prominent locations throughout the downtown area of Chicago, including the McCormick Place, the United Center, and Soldier Field.

For more information, see http://www.dodwarriorgames.com/

Have a Happy and Memorable Fourth of July!