Today – and every day of the year – it’s important to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country. But we can go one step further than simply saying “thank you” by supporting the educational and professional goals of our veterans.
Over the holidays, as you are shopping for gifts for your loved ones, I encourage you to patronize businesses that are owned by veterans or that have a mission of supporting veterans. Of course, I hope everyone will stop by Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C. — which will open in the next couple weeks — to learn more about our program and our vetrepreneurs. But there are many veteran businesses throughout the United States in almost every community. Our support should continue throughout the year, not just on Veterans Day or around the holidays.
www.buyveteran.com is one great resource for finding businesses to support. Do some research to identify veteran-owned businesses in your community and thank them for their service with both your heart and your wallet.