Former Marine Makes Puppy Pins To Support Disabled Veterans
A former marine who started a patriotic pin making business after the terrorists attacks on America in 2001 has joined forces with a veterans organization to create dog pins that benefit a worthwhile charity.
Former Marine Andrew Dale began making patriotic pins as a hobby in 1999. When terrorists attacked America on September 11, 2001, he continued making the pins, but demand was so great, it turned from a hobby into a business.
Dale says that after the attacks, the world was different in many ways–his life was changed forever and the patriotism people wanted to express changed his business forever as well. Though he didn’t plan to have a business as a pin maker, he did, and he named his company The Pin People.
Dale was medically discharged from the Marine Corps in 2004, and he and a portion of his unit who served on 9/11 were declared disabled veterans. As a vet, Dale feels that sometimes veterans are forgotten; after deployment and homecomings, their services are not always remembered.