TERRE HAUTE, Ind.l (WTHI) - A Wabash Valley business was honored for his work with veterans.
Kevin Newton is president of Honest Abe Roofing in Terre Haute.
On Tuesday, the Department of Defense gave him the Patriot Award.
This honor is given to employers who hire service men and women.
Newton says it's everyone's job to support the military, especially in a time of divide in the country.
"We are constantly looking for people to be on our team. The veterans and people currently in active service who need employment here in our community are a great fit for our company, so the more we can find...the better," Newton said.
He adds service men and women have already been trained to be great leaders, the transition to the workforce is easy.