Budweiser is known for its patriotism and the Clydesdales, as well as its award winning beer, but this priceless tribute to a veteran and his family will bring tears.
Budweiser has launched this heartwarming video as part of its “Folds of Honor” program. The program provides scholarships to families of wounded or fallen military veterans.
The new video features Star Wars actor Adam Driver bringing a special gift to a special family.
Get tissues, and then watch:
“After leaving the military,” the Budweiser Facebook page posted, “Adam Driver fulfilled his dream of becoming an actor. He helped us deliver another dream to a family who has sacrificed for their country and for each other.”
The Young Conservatives explain:
The video features the actor, who is himself a military veteran, driving across country to meet a young woman named Hayley Grace Williams, a 21-year old woman who is studying to be a nurse.
Miss Williams wrote a letter to Budweiser’s “Folds of Honor” program to apply for a scholarship for her schooling.
Hayley’s father, Army veteran John Williams, was severely injured during a training exercise before his unit was sent over seas. The former soldier, Hayley says, is wracked with guilt because he was lying in a hospital while his unit went to Iraq.
John Williams never made it overseas because he was medically discharged due to his back injury which was so bad that he ended up with two steel rods and several screws holding his spine together. He suffers severe pain every single day.
But because he is disabled and cannot work, Hayley says she has been forced to work 40 hours a week to help pay for her final year of school which will cost $44,000.
The financial burden had become so great that Hayley had written to Budweiser she probably wouldn’t have been able to finish her schooling.
As Driver explains that Hayley has received a full scholarship, and that her other school expenses will be paid, she reads the letter provided by Budweiser.
“Your family’s commitment to country, is only matched by your commitment to each other. Your hard work, dedication, and caring spirit exemplify what ‘Folds of Honor” and Budweiser stand for.”
The tearful presentation is concluded with a big group hug
You go Budweiser! Thank you for supporting our veterans!
Since 2011, the company has awarded scholarships to more than 2,000 families of fallen or injured veterans through “Folds of Honor”. And earlier this year, they honored another group of veterans with a surprise befitting their service:
And huge Kudos to the patriotism of Adam Driver. After 9/11, he enlisted in the Marines, serving for more than two years before being medically discharged after he suffered an injury, which prevented him from being deployed.
“September 11 happened and all my friends were like ‘Let’s join the military!’ and I was the only one who actually did.” Driver says.
Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian — and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Because, as he says: “Self-expression is just as valuable a tool as a rifle on your shoulder.”
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