Whether it is a parade or pancake breakfasts, Veteran’s Day is widely celebrated in the United States. Friday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day and while the discounts and events keep all of us busy, MicroD would like to take a moment to remember those who have served and those actively serving our country.
Here are 4 ways you can thank a veteran employee, customer, or stranger today:
1. Veteran’s Day discounts.
Sometimes, awareness is the most difficult step. One advantageous way to increase Veteran’s Day awareness while increasing traffic to your website and store is to indulge in Veteran’s Day Store Discounts! Veteran’s Day is well known for being a lucrative shopping weekend by the American shoppers due to incredible discounts. Many shoppers look forward to discounts on home furnishings in early November before the madness of holiday shopping and Black Friday take over. Not only do veterans and family members receive discounts, but the general public has an extra reason to share in the celebration thanks to retailers around the country that offer discounts for all.
2. Hire a Veteran.
We forget that not all veterans are “lifers” as they say in military jargon. After serving their country, countless veterans are entering the workforce for the first time in years. This adjustment can be a significant challenge with a negative impact on many veterans that have trouble finding employment for their skills.
To ease this burden, many companies are taking advantage of programs that help to hire veterans in the private sector. MicroD is proud to work with a great many companies that support veterans by hiring them!
With their outstanding work ethic and ability to adapt, veterans make a great fit in many different roles at large and small companies. Employment studies show that 80% of veterans are ready to relocate for the right job. This is a huge rise in comparison to non-military job seekers in 2016.
Interested in hiring a veteran? Read more.
3. Give Back to Military Nonprofits.
November is the beginning of the most ubiquitous seasons of giving. With so many noble causes to volunteer your time and resources, it can be difficult to make just one charitable contribution on behalf of your company. One of the ways your company can thank veterans is by donating to a military-affiliated charity. Like MicroD is doing this year, companies can partner and sponsor Military-affiliated nonprofits. Whether is it collecting toys for troops’ families at Christmas or donating funds for troops rent, utilities, or food, there are many charities that your company can partner with during the holiday season and beyond to benefit veterans and active-duty servicemembers.
Find a charity to support veterans and active duty servicemembers at Charity Navigator.
4. Partner with APO/ Base Exchange.
Want to give military members access to purchase products on base? Your company can partner with Base Exchange, Post Exchange and APO/FPO installations to offer special prices all year for military members who need home furnishings at their current post. Having the opportunity to make their temporary house feel like home is a significant boost for military members, veterans, and their families.
MicroD is grateful to work with veterans, family members of veterans, and
the companies who support them. For this selfless act of duty and much more, we’d like to say… Thank you. To the family members and servicemembers that are part of the MicroD family, we extend a special thanks from the bottom of our hearts.