The Folds of Honor Foundation gave an Owasso military family a well-earned surprise this Memorial Day weekend.
Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Stephens, a Navy lieutenant commander, sacrificed not only his time, but his health to serve our country.
He served three tours in Iraq and was injured in 2010.
What better way to honor a hero than to take care of his kids?
And the surprise was delivered by the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales, clipping down the street in perfect unison.
Stephens’ four children received money for school.
Maj. Dan Rooney from Folds of Honor delivered the checks.
They will provide $5,000 per child per year to attend Rejoice Christian School, a private school in the area.
“To hear them coming down the street and then to see them I was in awe,” said.
“I kind of felt a little bit famous getting them to come down just for us,” Stephens’ daughter Tiffany added.
After the presentation, there was a special ride for Stephens and his wife.
“It was definitely life-changing … a memory I will always have,” Stephens said.
It was well-deserved ride most never get to take.
“I turned into a little kid. I admit it,” Stephens added.
“I think it’s really good for the kids to know that everything their dad did is paying off for them personally,” Stephens’ wife said.