Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told. 

That’s why we are partnering with the Veterans of Foreign Wars to bring you the stories of female veterans who are #StillServing. 

The VFW launched their #StillServing campaign in early 2020 to honor how veterans use the skills and leadership lessons they learned in the military to make our world a better place. Today’s VFW is made up of veterans of every generation who know service doesn’t end when you leave the military. They have each other’s backs and give people hope.

Sara Copp

Army Combat Veteran // Military Spouse // Entrepreneur

“Transitioning from my active duty Army life to full time mom was hard,” Sara said. “Like a lot of new moms, I needed something that would use my other side of my brain. I desperately tried to fill the gap I was missing when I left the military. I needed something for me, so I taught myself how to machine embroider, opened an Etsy store, and sold personalized machine embroidered and monogramed items.”

But after another military move and then the pandemic shutdowns (and a few other businesses too), Sara started coaching other Etsy sellers how to scale their businesses and grow with the surge of online shopping. Her business boomed literally overnight, and she realized that her experience as an Army combat veteran translated directly into her new-found role. 

Hear Sara’s full story in the video below! 

 

Connect with Sara! 

Copp Family - A husband, wife, little girl, and baby boy smiling on the beach
Sara Copp - Woman in Army combat uniform smiling

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Share your story of how you are still serving your community as a veteran? Submit your story at todaysvfw.org - From the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Every day, men and women who have bravely defended our freedom continue to serve in ways outside of the military. America’s veterans and service members are actively involved in their communities. 

If you — or a veteran you know — has stepped up to help others and your community, please take a moment to let us know!

Read more stories of Female Veterans who are #StillServing!

We are thrilled to partner with The Veterans of Foreign Wars to bring you this series on Female veterans who are #StillServing their communities.
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Originally from Denver, Amie enjoyed a break from cold winters while stationed in various southern locales with her husband, who is a pilot in the Navy. But they currently live outside Seattle, and she is now learning to love the rain. Amie and her husband have four small children who eat dinosaur chicken nuggets like they're going extinct and love all things aviation. After graduating with her B.A. in English, Amie worked in various fields with each military move, but never stopped writing. She has been a contributor for The Military Mom Collective since it was founded and finds joy in helping other moms connect in community. When she’s not writing or herding her adorable brood, you can find Amie working out at the local cross fit gym, binge-watching Hallmark movies, and actually enjoying chemistry while home-brewing with her husband. Amie is proud to be co-owner and Director of Partnerships for MilMC to help military families connect worldwide. You can contact Amie at info {at} militarymomcollective {dot} com and follow her journey on Instagram @mrs.amielou