Folds of Honor Colorado Patriots Chapter
is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization Tax ID : 81-0986558
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Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Come see the star of "The Voice" Corey Kent at the fabulous Cheyenne Mountain Resort. GALA and SILENT AUCTION will start at 5 PM and runs until 10 PM. Family friendly entertainment for your holiday weekend. Come and enjoy a great evening of country style music all while supporting a great cause assisting our military families. Enjoy a great meal with your fellow Patriots, hear the incredible story of Major Ed Pulido, US Army (Ret) and Sr. Vice President of Folds of Honor, all followed by an intimate performance by one of Nashville's rising stars.
Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story. Major Pulido has a degree in Military Science, Marketing, and Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management/Human Relations. He attained the Rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005, he was medically retired from the United States Army. On the 17th of August, 2004, Major Pulido hit an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D) or roadside bomb while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his left leg on October 1, 2004. For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States along with General David Petraeus awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals. Major Pulido’s story of courage and sacrifice has been featured in Time Magazine, PGA Magazine, Fox News, CNN and many national and local Oklahoma City television stations and print media. Since, his amputation, Major Pulido has been a staunch advocate for veterans with disabilities, specifically focusing on advocacy efforts to promote prosthetic technologies, peer visiting with fellow amputees at Brooke and Walter Reed Medical Centers, and raising awareness on the needs of veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (T.B.I) on behalf of the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign. He has received countless awards including the prestigious Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, HeartLine Festival of Hope Award for Suicide Prevention, the Hero’s award from the American Red Cross, the Reaching our City Award, OKC Thunder/Devon Energy Community Hero Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Veteran Patient Award. Additionally, he has received the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award for national and state level service and the Tuskahoma Brown Miller Award for outstanding leadership.
Ed Pulido is married to Karen Pulido. He has a daughter Kaitlin and a daughter Kinsley. He and his family reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Artist Biography by Mark Deming
Oklahoma born and bred singer and songwriter Corey Kent mixes classic country influences with contemporary pop melodies and production. White grew up in Bixby, Oklahoma and began singing at the age of three, inspired by his favorite artist, Garth Brooks. He began playing guitar at age 8, and made his first appearance on-stage when he was 11 at the Oklahoma State Fair in Tulsa. While the audience for his show was small, one patron liked what he heard and introduced him to Oklahoma Stomp, a group of young musicians playing classic Western Swing. Corey became Oklahoma Stomp's vocalist, working with the group for five years, and he began considering a career in music. Corey graduated from high school when he was only 16, and he soon moved to Nashville in hopes of making his way into the music business. In time, Corey returned to his home state to attend Oklahoma State University, but he kept writing songs in between classes and put together a band to play local clubs. Corey developed a strong regional following and before long, he was dividing his time between Oklahoma, where he and his band had regular bookings, and Nashville, where he hoped to get a record deal. In 2014, Corey released an independent three-song EP titled Making Noise, and in 2015, he was selected to appear on Season 8 of the television talent competition The Voice. Corey became part of Blake Shelton's team, and made it into the Top 10 before it was whittled down to the Top 8. While Corey didn't win, appearing on The Voice introduced him to a larger, wider audience, and he and his band spent plenty of time on the road, playing for Corey's new fans. In May 2016, Corey released another independent EP, a five-song effort titled Long Way.
Our Keynote Speaker - Major Ed Pulido
Our Entertainment - Corey Kent
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