At the heart of every business is an idea. The inspiration for that idea often comes from unexpected sources. In my case, Bunker 27 was inspired by an experience I had while serving on active duty in the United States Air Force.
One morning I had stopped into a convenience store on my way to report for duty. I was in uniform when an older gentleman approached me and shook my hand. “Thank you son for your service to our country,” he said. “I appreciate everything you do.” Then, he pressed a twenty-dollar bill into my hand. I thanked him and said I couldn’t take the money, but he strongly insisted. “You and your buddies have a beer on me.”
His kind and respectful gesture gave me a feeling of appreciation and honor that has stayed with me throughout my life. Later that same day I was in the base exchange and saw a retired World War II veteran. I walked up to him and offered my hand. “Thank you sir for your service to our country, “I said and handed him the same twenty dollar bill I had been given earlier. “Please accept this as a token of my appreciation for your service to our country.” I wanted to pass along that same feeling of sincere appreciation to this man who I so respected. His warm smile and handshake told me my mission had been a success.
Our mission at Bunker 27 is to continue to carry forward that feeling of appreciation by honoring the men and women who have made sacrifices in their lives to protect and serve our country and keep us free. To show our appreciation and to help our fellow veterans, Bunker 27 donates 10% of its proceeds to veteran organizations.
Bunker 27 officially launched online September 18th, 2016. We travel to air shows and events across the country sharing our mission. Pictured below is our very first event May 28th, 2017 in The Woodlands, TX.
San Antonio Air Show November 4th, 2017.
Honor Those Who Keep Us Free.
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