We were honored to have Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff visit Dog Tag Bakery today in honor of Veterans Day. They met with a few of the veteran alumni from our fellowship program including:
Monifa Caines (Cohort 10): Air Force veteran, 8.5 years on active duty before being medically-retired. After Dog Tag, she launched her own small business, Queen of Spades Natural Hair Accessories.
Jared Lenahan (Cohort 11): Navy veteran; medically-retired. Came to Dog Tag to pursue his dream of opening an adaptive gym for adaptive athletes and wonder warriors.
Tara Grant (Cohort 8): Army veteran; medically-retired after 25 years of service. Came to Dog Tag to explore her dream of opening her own restaurant.
Teresa Vanderford Gomez (Cohort 9): Air Force veteran; served on active duty for 23 years before retiring in 2018. Certified as a Professional Chef Level 3 through the Culinary Institute of America.
I appreciate Vice President-elect Harris’s support of the veterans community, and I am grateful that she was able to spend part of Veterans Day with us to honor the men and women who have served our country.
This morning, @DouglasEmhoff and I stopped by @DogTagBakery, a local D.C. bakery that empowers our nation's veterans, military families, and caregivers. Grateful to all who support our veterans in our communities. pic.twitter.com/pnfjBlIdlQ
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 11, 2020
We are grateful for their support and look forward to welcoming them back soon! pic.twitter.com/OcAkqxZEyn
— Dog Tag Bakery (@DogTagBakery) November 11, 2020