MISSION, Texas (ValleyCentral) — As we honor veterans across the country for Veterans Day, one local business here is making sure veterans get the help they need.
“I did multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantry man and did roughly about 10 years in active duty Army,” said George Rice, a Veteran and the Co-owner of 5×5 Brewing Co.
Rice said there were multiple reasons why they decided to open up their brewing company but said that their main mission is veteran empowerment. Many of their employees are veterans themselves.
“Now were up to 18 and about 70% of them are veterans and of those 70 percent half of them are 100% permanent total disabled and so we wanted to give them a way to have meaningful work and pay well,” said Rice.
Rice added that the transition from military to civilian life could be very difficult for many.
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