A great chat with Don Bramer about the fantastic organization he oversees, the American Freedom Fund. A nonprofit that empowers veterans through a mission of athletics, education, and advocacy. Next week is their annual Manhattans, Martinis & Mistletoe Veterans Awards Gala in Washington, DC. Tickets are still available for this great cause! NOTE: The video of the gala during our show has no sound.
What is the American Freedom Fund? American Freedom Fund (AFF), 501(c)(19), was founded in 2016 by three combat veterans, LT Don Bramer, MAJ Rob Miller, and Petty Officer Gabe Stecker. After their individual tours of duty, they sought a way to continue serving their brothers and sisters in arms by providing the Veteran community the opportunity; the means to maintain the fellowship; and the support of the military as they transition towards their next career. AFF empowers Active Duty, Reserve and Separated Service Members through a mission of athletics, education, and advocacy. The goal of AFF is simple: provide a place for active duty and Veteran service members to come together in a spirit of camaraderie to participate in recreational AND competitive sports; to afford the means and opportunity for student Veterans who seek a career in defense or public policy to achieve the next step in their goals; and to raise awareness and financial support for Veteran focused organizations that are providing crucial resources for Veterans in the community.
Chris and I chat about veteran businesses, the origin of Pocket Square Heroes, and preview some of the recent products Chris has put out. I am a big fan of the pocket squares, definitely add a patriotic touch to formal wear and suits.
About Pocket Squares: Pocket Square Heroes® are the worlds first award and patriotic inspired fashion accessory brand for veterans, patriots, military, and first responders. We make unique and special gifts for veterans, gifts for police, gifts for firefighters, and patriotic gifts. We designed Pocket Square Heroes and the Freedom Scarf collections to promote civil military understanding and foster the pride of belonging. Pocket Square Heroes® and the Freedom Scarf™ are made in America. We do our best to keep the manufacturing of PS Heroes/Freedom Scarf in the hand of veterans, first responders and/or their immediate family members.