On Nov. 11, America celebrates and honors the service of all U.S. military veterans. Originally known as “Armistice Day,” – a day to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I and to be known as a day to be dedicated to world peace – Veterans Day is also known for kicking off the holiday season.
It is true. After I celebrate and honor my brothers and sisters in and out of uniform, I begin streaming Christmas music. It only seems appropriate – American businesses embrace our veterans and their families by offering incredible discounts on this day – many of which flow right into Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us nationwide are offering exclusive savings for military moms, dads and their littlest troops with a military discount coupon.
The offer, 20 percent off one regular-priced item*, will be valid in stores through Saturday, Nov. 16, helping military families save during the holiday shopping season. A military ID will be required at checkout.
In addition to this great discount, Toys“R”Us, Inc. is proud to recognize and salute the valiant service of the U.S. armed forces, veterans and their families through robust hiring initiatives, as well as partnerships with military employment-focused organizations to help get troops back to work.
If you are in between jobs, Toys“R”Us may be a good place to get your foot in the door of corporate America.
Take advantage of the discount – and know on this day, and every day, we salute those who have and continue to serve us all.
– By Michael Schindler
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family” and “The Military Wire” blog. He is also a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year through workshops and seminars that include “How to Battle-Ready Your Relationship” or “What Your Mother-in-Law Didn’t Tell You.” He received the 2010 Outstanding Patriotic Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.