LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Chris Cruise is a veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he now lives in Shepherdsville with his wife Amber, who is a Kentucky native.

The couple decided to combine their pasts by starting Cruise Custom Flags, where they create American flags out of repurposed bourbon barrels as well as provide a supportive workplace and environment for returning veterans learning how to transition into their new life.

Chris is here with his wife and two children, 10-year-old daughter Avery & 8-year-old son Cade, and explains how they all have roles in the family business.

You can learn more about Chris's flags at www.CruiseCustomsFlags.com