On March 6, 1971, my dad was killed in Viet Nam; I was only a year old. I never had a chance to meet my dad and to my knowledge he never saw me either. All my life I’ve felt the loss of his presence very strongly. As I grew older, I wanted to do something to support our veterans not only from Viet Nam but all veterans.
On September 11, 2017, I finally took my first steps towards doing something to support our veterans when I joined the Ladies Auxillary of AmVets Post 13. One of the first volunteer activities I was involved with was serving food at a Bingo event with some other ladies from our auxillary. I asked one of these ladies, “why are we doing this”. To me, serving food to people playing Bingo wasn’t quite what I signed up for to help our veterans. But Jackie, the patient person she is, kindly explained to me how the money we were raising was going to be used. Now that I could understand! I’m sure there’s going to be more moments and activities with the ladies auxillary that I ask that same question. But I now have a bit of a better understanding how seemingly unrelated activities work towards helping our veterans.
As a business owner I’ve always felt a desire to do something to help our veterans. I’ve finally decided that offering a small discount of the services I offer would be a good way to do this.
If you’re a veteran who owns a business or is working towards starting your own business, please Contact Me and let’s talk about what I can do to help you.