Local Veteran Teams Up With John Daly For Foundation

Monday, September 28th 2020, 6:52 pm
By: Brian Mueller

The 10th annual Major Ed Golf Invitational teed off Monday at the Greens Country Club, with a special announcement, the launching of the John Daly-Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation.

The new organization joins Folds of Honor and Warriors for Freedom as beneficiaries of the tournament.

Major Ed and the 2-time major winner have built a relationship over the years and decided to join forces on the foundation that benefits children at St. Jude's and Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as veterans.

"On behalf of a grateful nation, we will never leave them behind on the field of battle, so help us God," Major Pulido said.

You might remember Kris Morgan. Last month we featured him and the beautiful wooden U.S. flags he makes from his workshop.

He presented Major Ed with a special Heart of a Lion Flag Monday.

The organization is already giving a lot to him.

"I was told that I was going to be the first veteran recipient in the United States of a new home and a shop to better my life and career and help other veterans," Morgan said.

He's going to do that by hosting vet workshops to teach others how to make flags, an activity that Kris says he found therapeutic when he returned from serving overseas.

"I found my purpose, and now I want to help other veterans find their purpose," Morgan said.

"That's what we need to do in supporting our veterans," Pulido said. "Not giving them a handout but giving them a hand up."

While Heart of a Lion has helped secure the land and much of the building supplies for the house and workshop, Kris has started a GoFundMe to help with paying the builders of the house.