My husband served in the army for 6 years. He is a veteran of the Iraq War and Kosovo. My husband does have some PTSD from his time in the military. Some of the things he’s witnessed…we’ve been married for 8 1/2 years, Been together for 11 1/2 years. I’ve known him most of my life (he grew up near me) but if i heard a story about his time in the military it was usually about living quarters, the heat, what they did for fun, interesting stories, rarely the bad ones. Then one day he had a moderate PTSD episode and began telling me stories I never heard before. Things that…as someone just hearing the story, not experiencing it myself…gave me a tightness in my chest and a sense of…how does someone keep it together as well as he had all there years after experiencing that?
I tell you this story with my husband’s permission because our veterans need to be honored, remembered, and respected every day. Not just veterans day. And that’s why I’m happy to patron a veteran owned company.
ZERO FOXTROT is a site my husband found. He wrote me a Christmas list last year that included a few items off the site. That was after he had already bought himself a few items. He just loves their mugs. I had bought him a mug for father’s day this year and he uses it all the time.
A word of warning, it’s not for the easily offended. They do use the “F” bomb, have some dark humor, and military humor. Honestly, that’s another reason why my husband loves it though. They have lots of items: bottle openers, shirts, hats, posters, metal signage, and even coffee.
If you’re looking for a veteran owned business to patron or have an active military or veteran on your holiday gift list, you should check out ZERO FOXTROT also if you use any of the links in the post you will receive 10% off your first order!
Also thank a veteran, donate to a veteran oriented charity, visiting your local veteran’s home, or patron a veteran owned business to show your support!