Madison, Wis. — Exhibitors and visitors to World Dairy Expo come together to enjoy the great camaraderie of the dairy industry, watch outstanding cattle compete on the show’s famed colored shavings and see the latest technology and services available to farms.
To honor armed forces veterans whose sacrifices preserve the freedoms that make an event like World Dairy Expo possible, the Planet Holstein Sale will feature a presentation by Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (ret.) and Sr. Vice President, Folds of Honor Foundation. Proceeds from the sale of a September Goldwyn out of BVK Atwood Abrianna-ET EX-92 EX-MS will be donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation, a Veteran’s charity, which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. The calf is consigned by Jeff Butler, Butlerview Farm, Chebanse, Ill.
“This is a speech that you will not want to miss. Listening to Major Ed’s story will raise hairs on your back. It’s a story of unbelievable courage and perseverance. He has an unbelievable spirit and zest for life,” Butler shares.
Major Pulido was struck by a roadside bomb on Aug. 17, 2004, while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under General David Petraeus. Due to extensive injuries to his knee, doctors amputated his left leg and he has gone through many surgeries since. Pulido was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.
Major Pulido’s story has been featured in Time Magazine, PGA Magazine, Fox News, CNN, other national TV stations and his local Oklahoma City TV stations. He has been a staunch advocate for veterans with disabilities, specifically focusing on advocacy efforts to promote prosthetic technologies and raising awareness on the needs of veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. He is on the State Board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with a mission to address the mental health needs of returning service members, Veterans and their families. He and his family reside in Edmond, Okla.
The Planet Holstein Sale is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, during World Dairy Expo, at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wis. Pre-sale hospitality starts at5:30 p.m. with sale time at 7 p.m.
For more information about Major Pulido or the Goldwyn calf from Atwood Abrianna, request a Planet Holstein Sale catalog via [email protected] or913-236-6959. For more information on Folds of Honor, go to: www.foldsofhonor.org.