Celebrate Fourth of July by the support of these veteran-owned businesses



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Allison Barrie has curated some of the most outstanding veteran-owned brands, the increase of your BBQ game this summer. Ammo cans are transformed into six-pack coolers, to bracelets made from bombs and tactical master griller aprons, we have some of the best gear made by patriots, for patriots.

The fourth of July is a time when Americans are looking for ways to give back to the 2.1 million active duty and reserve members of the U.S. military who choose to make sacrifices for the country.

A way to give back is by supporting veteran-owned businesses, which number in the hundreds.

Here are three worth checking out:

G. I. Joe Coffee: This veteran-owned and operated company based in Arizona that sells a wide assortment of coffee-online, including mixtures with the name “Aim High,” “Gung Ho” and “Army Strong” with a patriotic aesthetic that listens to the surf during the second world War. The company partners with groups like the USO and the American Legion to give back and uplift in a broad swath of fellow veterans. There are also opportunities for people who want to open a G. I. Joe Coffee franchise location in their place of residence.

Two Vets Clothing Co.: Property of Joshua Woods and Zachary Grayson, who both served as military police and realized this company, which was founded in 2016 sells many patriotic and pro-military equipment in the form of T-shirts, hoodies and tank tops for men, women and children. It also sells hats, coffee mugs, shot glasses and koozies, all with the Two Vets logo.

(Two Vets Clothing Co.)

Beard + Mustache: Nick Karnaze, who served in a marine Corps special operations unit and lost a good friend during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2012, started this company as a way to the honor of his fellow members and give back to the community. The company, care of products, which consist of the face and beard wash, beard oil and a beard starter kit, are all made in America. A portion of the profit benefits of the Marine Raider Foundation.

(Beard + Moustache)

Christopher Carbone is a reporter covering science, technology and national news for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.

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