Released on July 2, 2013 - 8:55am
Jul 02

Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and other Laurel officials are expected to be on-hand as Major Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, presents scholarships to children of a local Laurel military family.

Sergeant First Class Floyd D. Lake, of St Thomas, Virgin Islands, died in Baghdad, Iraq while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on January 20, 2007. The helicopter he and eleven fellow soldiers were in was shot down and ambushed.  He was assigned to the National Guard Bureau, in Arlington, Virginia on active duty when he was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in October 2006.  Mrs. Lake, a Customs and Border Patrol Officer, and their two children, age 18 and 15, reside in Laurel.

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are visiting Baltimore/Washington D.C. to help kick off Fourth of July celebrations in the area and will be part of the special delivery in Laurel on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Major Rooney and the Clydesdales will begin the festivities by delivering two educational scholarships to the Lake family in Laurel, Md., on behalf of Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation.

On Tuesday, July 2, at Noon, the Lake family will receive two Folds of Honor scholarships – each worth $5,000 – in honor of their father Sergeant First Class Floyd D. Lake who died in January 2007 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. These scholarships honor their father’s bravery and dedicated service.

The Folds of Honor Scholarship Delivery will be made by Major Dan Rooney and the Budweiser Clydesdales team. The Budweiser Clydesdales will be staged at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and travel through the neighborhood to deliver the Folds of Honor scholarships to the Lake family’s home on First Baptist Church Lane.

After the scholarship delivery and a brief trip through the neighborhood, the Clydesdales will return and make an appearance at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department located at 7411 Cherry Lane where firefighters and some local residents are looking forward to interacting with the hitch team as time allows.


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