At Heroes Housing everyday we are here to support our Military, active and retired. Our agents give 25% of our income to assist them in buying and selling homes and by offering our website www.HOTdeals4Heroes.com to get discounts daily. Today, however we want to take a moment to show our Veterans the honor they deserve. We as a company are honored to serve our local Veterans and can never thank them enough for the service they have given..
A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field. A military veteran is a person who has served and is no longer serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans.
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, in the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day Oct 14, 2009.
That is why we should honor our veterans. They risked their lives so we, Americans, could live in a better country. For all our war troubles throughout history,we have depended on our soldiers to keep our country safe and free. They had to fight for their country, while also fighting for their lives. Leaving family, friends, and jobs behind. We at Heroes Housing feel a need to do more as a country and community to help these soldiers when they return.
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired to compose “In Flanders Fields”. Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Belgium.
The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States:
- 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war.
- 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime.
- 2 million veterans are women.
- 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
- 5.5 million veterans served during the Persian Gulf War.
- Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 558,000 are still alive.
- 2 million veterans served during the Korean War.
- 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
- As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
- As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million) and Texas (1.7 million).
- The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.
Honoring our Veterans
This Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can take advantage of an extra day of deals.
As they do each year, restaurants are saluting veterans by offering free food and meal deals.
Thanks to the federal holiday falling on Sunday, it’s officially observed Monday. This leads to a split with some businesses showing their appreciation Sunday and others Monday.
Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification. Discharge papers, VA cards and veteran organization membership cards also can be used to prove service at most businesses.
Deals are available at participating locations and offers can vary. Check with your closest location to confirm. The businesses listed here have more than 20 locations. Many smaller chains and individual restaurants also will offer deals and the easiest way to find specials is by checking social media.
Bed, Bath & Beyond: Get 25 percent off your entire purchase through Monday, Nov. 12 in-store only for veterans, active-duty personnel, and military spouses.
Big Lots: Get an 11 percent in-store discount Sunday and Monday.
Buy Buy Baby: Get 25 percent off your entire purchase through Monday, in-store only.
Dollar General: Get an 11 percent discount in-store and online Sunday. For online purchases, use promo code “MILITARY11” this Sunday.
Food Lion: Get a 10 percent discount Monday with a rewards card and military ID for military personnel, veterans, and their family members.
Fresh Market: Get 10 percent off all purchases Sunday and Monday.
Harris Teeter: Get an 11 percent discount Sunday with a rewards card and government-issued military ID for military personnel, veterans and their family members.
Kmart: Though Monday, the retailer has an “Unsung Heroes” promotion and is offering a 10 percent in-store discount for veterans, active military, first responders, teachers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs and nurses.
Mattress Firm: Through Monday, get a 20 percent discount for veterans and their families, military, and first responders. Use the promo code “VETS20” to get the discount online.
Publix: Get 10 percent off groceries Sunday for veterans, active military personnel, and their families.
Sears: For a limited time, Sears is offering a military discount for active military and veterans of 20 percent off regular-priced merchandise and 5 percent off sale prices for tools and Lawn & Garden merchandise.
Southeastern Grocers: BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie grocery stores are offering an 11 percent discount on qualifying grocery purchases to veterans and active military Sunday only.
Tractor Supply: On Sunday, Tractor Supply is offering a 15 percent discount to veterans and active military personnel and their dependents with a valid military ID or other proof of service.
Walgreens: With a free store loyalty card and valid military ID or proof of service, vets, active duty, and their families get 20 percent off regular price items Sunday.
World Market: Get 25 percent off your entire purchase through Monday in-store for veterans, active-duty, and military spouses.
STATE specific discounts
Everyone knows about the federal benefits available to veterans, but did you know many states also offer great benefits to their veterans? State benefits range from free college and employment resources to free hunting and fishing licenses. Most states also offer tax breaks for their veterans and specialized license plates, some states even provide their veterans with cash bonuses just for serving in the military.
We have compiled a handy summary of the benefits each state and territory offers, each summary page also has a link directly to the specific State Department of Veterans Affairs. Be sure to check it out, there may be a benefit available to you or your family that you didn’t know about!