ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2007 in Virginia. Veterans Day is the anniversary of the Armistice which formally ended World War I and is now celebrated in the United States to honor all veterans for there service. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
FIRST GUEST: Mark Doyle, President and Co-Founder of Rags of Honor
When Mark Doyle went to Afghanistan in 2010, he saw just how hard the men and women who defend our country work.
But when he returned to The States, he noticed something unsettling: these veterans, the same people who in many cases put their lives on the line, became homeless or unemployed when they returned home.
It was then that he came up with an idea to give these vets the chance to rebuild their lives.
Rags of Honor is a custom silkscreen and apparel company that hires homeless and unemployed veterans. They have many designs to choose from at their online store, or they will print a custom design just for you!
I met Mark at the Blackhawks Convention of all places! He and a few of his men were there to sell some really cool red, white, and blue Blackhawks shirts, and I couldn’t resist– especially knowing where the money was going.
When I saw this shirt at the Blackhawks Convention, I had to get one! Unfortunately, they were going fast and were out of my size. Luckily, Rags of Honor co-founder Mark Doyle was there and offered to ship a shirt in my size directly to me. It arrived a week later. Now that’s customer service! (Photo: Laura Taylor)
Listen as Mark tells us about the veterans working at Rags, how the company got started, and where he hopes it will go in the future.