“More” for Our Veterans

With Veteran’s Day this week I thought I would take a moment to focus my blog on the men and women of our armed forces who continue to give and have given so much to our country (and others) in support of the freedoms we know are vital for society. I grew up spending many weekends at West Point cheering on the cadets and Army football. It was through that experience that I got to know the great pageantry of our service academies and the important role all our servicemen and woman play. I can still remember my dad retelling stories of his father who marched his way across France in WW1.

A few weeks ago I learned about a new bakery that is opening in Georgetown by Fr. Rick Curry, SJ and a group of veterans. Dog Tag Bakery is a non-profit bakery operated and run by veterans who are part of a program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. Fr. Curry, SJ, a world renowned bread maker himself, wanted to open this bakery as a way to support wounded veteran’s and their families. “100% of the proceeds go to help veterans and their families.”

I became familiar with the term Magis (meaning, more) through my many years of Jesuit education (something rubbed off). What Fr. Curry, SJ has done here is a great way to get our wounded veterans back on their feet and working in an entrepreneurial environment. A great tribute to our veterans in our own backyard, and my new Sunday spot for breakfast with the family. They even sell dog biscuits for Quincy. I know there is “more” I can do for the great men and women who serve our country and I can’t wait to support this effort. I urge everyone in the greater DC area to check out this great bakery and the people behind it too. A little Magis for our vets will make an impact. They have already given “more” to us.