America Does Support Our Troops!

I am a Vietnam era Veteran and an Afghanistan era veteran and everything in between as well! I remember the 60s and 70s and I so appreciate how America is now recognizing and supporting our men and women and their families! We see thousands of small businesses on MilitaryAvenue with a military discount and a sense of pride and patriotism among our citizens when talking about veterans. Access to schools during Veterans Day and other events, neighbors helping military families and appreciation for the sacrifices they and their families are making. A ground swell is growing and we are seeing it amongst corporations as well.

Corporate America is participating in military family support programs too! Several nation wide chains have military discounts year round! Sears has their Christmas program, Veteran's Day specials and now they are doing an outreach for military families by hosting a first-ever live Military Twitter Event on Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00 pm (CST). The focus of the event is Military Family: Reintegration. The moderator for the event is Christina Dibble, the Program Manager for Military Talent Acquisition at Sears.

Part the tweet chat is a free giveaway (to a random chat participant) of a $250 gift card from Sears. The hashtag is #militarychat hosted by @MySears! For more information on this event go to http://www.mysears.com/mysears_blog/Live-Twitter-Chat---talking-about-Military-Reintegration/

Did you realize that Sears is a super military supporter and employer? Ranked nationally for their veteran employment programs and atmosphere (including great support for the Guard and Reserves). Questions? Ask Christina during the #militarychat!

Photo Credit: The Col K with his grandson at Veterans Day event at his school.

1 comment:

  1. I see support from America for our troops every day. I am the NC director of Give2thetroops, a national, nonprofit organization that sends care packages to our deployed troops. We receive donations from all over America-from Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Churches, businesses such as Unilever, Hallmark, Burt's Bees, Borders coffee, Dunkin Donut coffee, Starbucks. Families often send in donations for holidays or "just because". American Legion Riders organize and conduct rides to raise money for postage costs. GolfStyles magazine organizes and conducts golf tournaments and golfer donate their gently used equipment for our troops. Nursing homes even have residents write cards and letters of support. Troops who are deployed are welcome to sign up for care packages at our website www.give2thetroops.org Information about making donations can be found there also. Feel free to contact me for any information.


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