Two retired officers give back to veterans through frozen yogurt business

Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-06 21:33:52-05

Isaura Ramirez and her daughter Alana open up their frozen yogurt shop every day.

She admits running her own business with her husband is tough but she's been through worse.

"I've been deployed 15 months in Iraq, so I've been through harder than that, but it's not as easy as you think,” says Ramirez.

Ramirez and her husband Armando Velasquez both retired Army officers, have been in the yogurt business for a year.

"Being Army officers we're into working out and eating right, but we also like to treat ourselves once in a while,” says Ramirez.

But serving yogurt is only half their mission now.

They also work with veterans like themselves through programs like “Mission Continues” to get vets acclimated to life stateside.
"A lot of the things that we miss as veterans from being in the service is that sense of community and selfless service,” says Ramirez.

Ramirez says the frozen yogurt wouldn't be flowing nearly as well here at ZoYo had it not been for some of the connections they made through programs like Mission Continues.

Ramirez and her family also help the Wounded Warriors program and have even packed backpacks for local students.

They want veterans to know that their story is not over, it's just the start of a new chapter.