Each Friday, the staff members at Talus-A Therapeutic Salon in Springettsbury Township don a subtle gesture they hope reminds the public there are still actively deployed U.S. servicemen and servicewomen: They wear red, joining a national movement to honor deployed members of the military
“People are numb to it,” says Colleen Zeigler, who co-owns Talus along with Angie Yanikov. “Soldiers put their lives on the line. They don’t get recognized. Compassion for the military needs to be there.”
For Colleen and Angie, it goes well beyond what they and their staff wear. Giving back to active military and veterans is a part of who they are, and they’ve made it a part of their business.
The salon offers a military discount to soldiers, as well as to their families.
“It’s a huge sacrifice, not only emotionally, but it can be financially, as well,” Angie says. “We try to help the whole family.”
The wear-red-on-Fridays tradition started when Angie’s son – currently serving in the U.S. Army – left on his third deployment. Colleen, the daughter of an Army vet, has a son-in-law currently serving, as well.