Military families remember fallen at Patriot Cup

Posted at 5:00 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 20:07:40-04

OWASSO, Okla.- The seventh annual Patriot Cup golf invitational attracted hundreds of golfers and military families in Owasso. 

The founder and CEO of Folds of Honor, Major Dan Rooney, says the event keeps growing every year.

"Our ethos is God, it's country, it's taking care of these families with no apologies. Memorial day is a holiday in this nation without it we have no others," says Rooney.

One of the organization's scholarship recipients says today brings her back to the day her husband died in Afghanistan during deployment.

"It's been a long journey. June will be five years that we have been without him," says Colleen Katzenberger.

Her husband Sergeant Jeremy Katzenberger was killed in an insurgent attack in 2011. 

The married couple had a seventh-month-old at the time, which made it difficult for Katzenberger to cope with the loss and raise her child as a single mother.

Folds of Honor has awarded her a scholarship for her master's in education. 

She wants to become a biology professor.

"Sometimes it's easy to feel like other people forget, but when you come to an event like this, it's amazing to know that it's not forgotten," says Katzenberger.