ABOUT US

Vet-Pens is a continuation of Freedom Pens honoring veterans and first responders my Uncle Arnold “Hap” Klammer began in 2007. Uncle Hap is a Marine veteran, Vietnam veteran, and a Purple Heart Recipient. While I was home visiting with him fall 2020, he demonstrated the process of how the pens were made start to finish. He said, “none of the kids or grandkids had any interest in making the pens so once something happens to me, that will the end of freedom pens and no one will give a shit.” I observed the look of disappointment on his face and heard the crack in his voice and it struck me to my core. After returning to North Carolina, I couldn’t stop pondering about how he stated the pens and keychains would no longer be made. Knowing what these fine pens meant to me, having served 20 years as a Marine, I couldn’t let this happen. After reflecting on it for a few months I called my uncle Hap to propose the idea of Vet-Pens to carry on the tradition he started. Together we designed and built the custom tools needed for the assemble of each pen by hand. With the starting of Vet-Pens my entire family wanted to be a part of it also. My daughter Briauna is the one who does the creative writing for our website and social media. Furthermore, she also helps make the pens. My son Tyler assists with the day-to-day operations, production and sales. My wife Pam helps with production and customer service. The business is a family project just as veterans and service members consider their units a family.

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ABOUT US

Vet-Pens is a continuation of Freedom Pens honoring veterans and first responders my Uncle Arnold “Hap” Klammer began in 2007. Uncle Hap is a Marine veteran, Vietnam veteran, and a Purple Heart Recipient. While I was home visiting with him fall 2020, he demonstrated the process of how the pens were made start to finish.

 

He said, “none of the kids or grandkids had any interest in making the pens so once something happens to me, that will the end of freedom pens and no one will care.”

 

I observed the look of disappointment on his face and heard the crack in his voice and it struck me to my core. After returning to North Carolina, I couldn’t stop pondering about how he stated the pens and keychains would no longer be made. Knowing what these fine pens meant to me, having served 20 years as a Marine, I couldn’t let this happen. After reflecting on it for a few months I called my uncle Hap to propose the idea of Vet-Pens to carry on the tradition he started.

 

Together we designed and built the custom tools needed for the assemble of each pen by hand. With the starting of Vet-Pens my entire family wanted to be a part of it also. My daughter Briauna is the one who does the creative writing for our website and social media. Furthermore, she also helps make the pens. My son Tyler assists with the day-to-day operations, production and sales. My wife Pam helps with production and customer service. The business is a family project just as veterans and service members consider their units a family.