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Fox Nation honoring military, first responders & more at annual ‘Patriot Awards’

Fox Nation's Patriot Awards (Fox News)
November 14, 2023

Fox Nation is hosting its annual Patriot Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 16, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the city’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House. The event honors American heroes, including military veterans, first responders, and “inspirational figures who have contributed to their communities.”

Veteran Pete Hegseth, co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, will return this year to emcee the annual event, which will be streamed live on Fox Nation at 8 PM/ET. Fox News Channel will also air an encore presentation on November 23 at 8 PM/ET.

“A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Answer the Call, an organization which provides financial assistance and support to the families of New York City police and firefighters killed in the line of duty,” Fox Nation told American Military News in an email. “Patriot awardees will be honored in a number of categories, including Most Valuable Patriot Award, Back the Blue Award, Young Patriot Award, the FOX Weather Award for Courage and more.”

New this year, actor and Fox Nation host Dennis Quaid will make an appearance at the event to perform a song from his gospel album “Fallen.”

Other popular Fox News Media personalities will also be at the event, including Sean Hannity, Jesse Watters, Laura Ingraham, Dana Perino, Harris Faulkner, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Lawrence Jones, Jimmy Failla, Jessica Tarlov and Johnny Joey Jones.

Last year, actor Gary Sinise received the “Service to Veterans” award at the Fox Nation Patriot Awards for helping countless veterans over decades.

“His dedication to supporting our heroes through thick and thin, all their challenges, is unrivaled,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham said during the show. “It’s inspiring.”

Sinise said he was honored to receive the award and that “providing entertainment, visiting the hospitals in warzones, building homes for our wounded, providing healing retreats for those struggling with mental health issues, simply letting [veterans] know they are appreciated has given great purpose to my life.”