Veteran’s Watchmaker Initiative

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In the tiny town of Odessa, Delaware, in an old ambulance garage, you’ll find one of the most unusual, and generous, programs for U.S. military veterans.

Sam Cannan, a former Baltimore police officer who was injured on the job, fell into watchmaking. Now, he’s opened the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative to teach this art to veterans, especially disabled ones.


The full course takes up to sixteen months, roughly 2,300 hours of instruction. And, the cost to the veterans? Nothing.

VWI is a 5O1c three charitable organization. If you’re a veteran who’d like to explore their program, or if you’d like to make a donation, check out their website

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