The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 1, 2013

Fireworks Outlets offer Folds of Honor to give back to veterans' families



Folds of Honor Foundation provides scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving.

The scholarships, which are used to subsidize costs of tuition, school books, fees, room and board, and the tools necessary for coursework, school-approved tutoring, and other educational expenses, can be applied to schooling now, or held until needed.

To date, the foundation has provided assistance to more than 2,600 scholarship recipients.

Three types of scholarships are available including:

• Immediate-use, which is awarded to spouses or children attending or recently accepted into a 2-or 4-year degree program;

• Future-use, which is awarded to young children of service members and invested by FHF on their behalf. Eligible applicants are infants up to students enrolled in the 11th grade; or

• Children’s scholarship fund, which provides scholarships for primary and secondary education for children of service members killed in the line of duty or 90 to 100 percent disabled while serving in a combat zone. The scholarship can be used for educational purposes such as private school tuition, tutoring, summer classes, required books, educational fees, school uniforms and approved educational camps.

According to foundation members, there are currently more than 1 million dependants of military service men and woman, 87 percent of whom do not qualify for educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and other governmental programs.

Mark of Fireworks Outlet believes Folds of Honor is a great way to give back this Fourth of July.

Mark’s wife, Becky, owns the Fireworks Outlet in Athens. Both the Tanner and Athens locations have Folds of Honor on-site.

To find out more, visit


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