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The Bob & Ronna Group, along with Ret. Marine Corps Colonels Ed Hall (left) and Lou Schott (right) founded The VFRFB in 2018. Over the life of the program, we have grown exponentially. We have 100+ partnered businesses who offer daily discounts to Veterans, First Responders AND their family members.
To a casual observer, Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hall and Colonel Lou Schott look like boyhood friends. They ride everywhere together in Hall’s jeep (the spare tire cover reads United States Marine Corps), their conversation is gruff yet playful, and their weekly calendar includes a slew of Veterans’ events that they attend together. But, as it happens, the pair met just a few years ago by near accident. Hall recalls the date perfectly:“December 7th, 2016.” They were at Mission BBQ, a veteran-friendly restaurant in Ellicott City, when Hall spotted Schott wearing the iconic red baseball cap worn by many marines. It was WWII Veterans Recognition Day, and Hall had come with more than 20 members of the Ellicott City American Legion. He invited Schott to join their table, and soon the two colonels were swapping stories. Read More...