This past Wednesday, FOX Nation aired its third annual Patriot Awards to honor America’s true heroes, including military veterans, first responders and other inspirational and everyday American patriots. It will also re-air tonight on the FOX News Channel.

FOX News contributor and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Pete Hegseth hosted the event that took place at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL and was streamed live on Fox Nation.

Hegseth joined the FOX News Rundown before the award show and spoke to host Lisa Brady about the story behind the awards, and some of the patriots they planned on paying tribute to.

The “Fox and Friends Weekend” co-host also discussed his fellow veterans and what can be done to help them transition after they end their service.

The original interview was too long and we couldn’t include all of it in our segment. On The FOX News Rundown EXTRA, you will hear our entire conversation with Pete Hegseth and hear the inside story about The Patriot Awards and the heroes who were celebrated.