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A Flag Day Salute to U.S. Veterans

Published: June 11, 2014 Updated: June 11, 2014

This Saturday, we celebrate Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.  The United States Army also celebrates its 239th birthday on June 14, 2014.  The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to take this opportunity to wish the Army a Happy Birthday, while expressing our gratitude to all the men and women, in every branch of U.S. military service, who serve our country. 

Veterans deserve to live the American Dream they helped to defend, and the SBA is committed to ensuring that veterans have every opportunity to succeed as business owners.

SBA’s Office of Veteran Business Development (OVBD) is devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship.  Through veteran-entrepreneurship training programs, a network of localized Veteran Business Outreach, and specialized loan programs through SBA partners, OVBD works to provide veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active duty service members, transitioning service members and their spouses, dependents and survivors with the training, counseling and access to capital they need to start and grow a small business. 

Take a look at this video about opportunities for veterans through SBA’s Office of Veteran Business Development: 

Visit to learn more about how SBA helps veterans succeed with their business ventures.   

About the Author:

Rhett Jeppson
Rhett Jeppson is the Associate Administrator for SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development.


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Well this 239th B'day really seems to be special where every efforts seems to be made towards promoting veteran entrepreneurship, which seems to be gaining importance under the current scenario. Hope we see more veterans in business field in coming days.
Wow 239th birthday!! It has been that long? I am amazed. Really cool.
thanks you good idea
good idea, I strongly agreed

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