When Jose Pequeno was severely injured in combat in Iraq, his mother, Nelida Bagley, quit her job to provide full-time care for the veteran. After relying on her daughter for financial support, Bagley is now taking advantage of one of a number of programs that aim to help veterans and their family members start businesses. Other business owners profiled to honor Veterans Day include Dawn Halfaker, who runs security-consulting firm Halfaker & Associates and lost her right arm in service. "It really was an issue for me to find my sense of purpose and move beyond my injury," Halfaker said of becoming an entrepreneur.
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