(PatriotWise.com)- Fox Nation, the subscription video streaming service from Fox News, hosted the third annual Patriot Awards in Florida on Wednesday night. The awards are designed to honor normal Americans who have done something that proves their dedication to the American people and nation, and the values that the country represents.
Pete Hegseth, who hosted the awards ceremony, said that the network talks politics 364 days of the year, and for one night only they wanted to focus solely on patriotism.
He promised an “amazing line-up of everyday heroes who never sought the spotlight” – and that’s what we got.
The event was attended by some of the biggest commentators and anchors on the network, including Tyler Farr, Heath Sanders, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and more.
A third-grade student from New York named D’Corey Johnson kicked off the events with his version of the national anthem.
United States Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock was awarded with the Fox Nation Patriot Award for being the first Black woman to win gold in American Olympic wrestling history.
Army Sgt. 1st Class John Goudi, a Purple Heart veteran who lost a leg and suffered a serious brain injury, was also presented with the award for the “Modern Warrior” by Doocy, Kilmeade, and Earhardt.
The night honored many regular Americans who have done incredible things.
Tucker Carlson, the most watched man in TV news, also gave a speech at the event and used it as an opportunity to slam D.C. politicians. He also praised law enforcement for understanding the human condition and said that they have “truly the hardest job there is.”
“In their absence, you really appreciate them so profoundly. Why aren’t they treated as the most heroic people in America?” Carlson said.