PHOTO UPDATE: Fort Hood residents enjoy free BBQ courtesy of Cowboys 4 Heroes.
FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood hosted its Fall Fest 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 16 near the Phantom Warrior Center.
The fest was open to all military identification holders. Events included a pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, and DJ music.
“The service that these folks are providing out of the goodness of their heart is just amazing,” Maj. Gen. Steven Gilland, deputy commander for maneuver, said about Cowboys 4 Heroes.
The Cowboys 4 Heroes Foundation provided 15,000 FREE MEALS (hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausage-on-a-stick — individually wrapped) to the Fort Hood community as thank you for their service to our nation.
The C4H Foundation’s mission: “Cowboys 4 Heroes assists combat veterans during the challenging transition from active duty to civilian life. The volunteers that comprise the Cowboys 4 Heroes help veterans with combat related wounds of war as they and their families find and adjust to their new normal. Since 2010, Cowboys 4 Heroes donors and volunteers have provided more than 750,000 meals to transitioning veterans and their families while providing more than $275,000 in educational support to FFA and 4H Youth that raise the steer which are locally processed and provided to the program partners to assist veterans and their families.