50 states and then some: Veterans’ workmanship has been sent to every state in the U.S.
For the past seven or eight years, Mike Kriel has been pushing pins into a map on his office wall. Kriel is the woodshop coordinator at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings. The woodshop produces hand-made woodwork made by veterans who live at the home, and every time they ship a finished product to a new state, Kriel marks it on his map with a flag pin.
Kriel said he tracks where the items are shipped “mostly so I could tell people where most of our customers live.”