Local man helping vets get back on their feet

A Chicago program is aiming to help those who have helped our country.

Mark Doyle launched Rags of Honor one year ago following a year of frustrating work on a task force in Afghanistan.

“I was a little bit, frankly, disillusioned with how much money we were spending in Afghanistan and there were story after story of veterans committing suicide and veteran homelessness,” he says.   “I decided to do what I could and just merge the two ideas: Buy American.  Help veterans.”

Six  veterans working at Rags of Honor now, silk screening shirts for politicians, movie productions and local restaurants.

Next week, the business will double its space as it undertakes work for Rutgers University, Villanova and possibly several bowl games.

Two more veterans will start new jobs here next week as well.  And by next year,  Mark hopes to become the largest employer of homeless and unemployed vets.

For more information, log on to ragsofhonor.us

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