The men and women in the U.S. military deserve appreciation for their service, and our nation’s businesses are doing what they can to make sure that happens this Memorial Day weekend.
Some companies are going above and beyond to make sure both those who protect our country and fallen soldiers are appreciated by giving back to veteran organizations and offering special deals for the holiday.
On Memorial Day, those who serve or previously served can expect these following companies to offer a deal or promotion as their way to show support:
- ACE Hardware: they’re partnering with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. to hand out 1 million free American flags, with a second flag then being donated to a VFW Post.
- Applebee’s: through May — which is Military Appreciation Month — active-duty service members and veterans receive 15% off.
- Blue Star Museums: service members and their families receive free admission at over 2,000 museums.
- Costco: those who sign up for a membership will receive an additional $60 in savings.
- 7-Eleven: military veterans can receive a free Big Gulp or medium coffee.
- Food Lion: on May 27 they are offering a 10% discount.
- Fogo de Chão: on Memorial Day, active military members and veterans get 50% off, plus 10% for each additional guest, up to three people.
- Goodyear Auto: 10% discount on all Goodyear Tires and a free car care check.
- Logan’s Roadhouse: active-duty members and veterans receive a free meal on Memorial Day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Lowe’s: veterans receive a 10% discount on Memorial Day.
- Outback Steakhouse: veterans, active-duty service members, police officers, and firefighters get a 20% off discount through Memorial Day.
- Sherwin-Williams: an extra 10% discount on paints and stains for active duty members, veterans, reservists, and their spouses during the entire month.
Companies aren’t stopping there, as some give back to veteran organizations.
American Airlines supports American troops year-round through their partnerships with The Medal of Honor Foundation, George W. Bush Institute and Gary Sinise Foundation. Additionally, with their Miles for Our Heroes, members can donate their air mileage to service members, veterans and their families.
In November of 2018, The Home Depot Foundation vowed to increase their commitment toward veteran causes to $500 million by 2025. By already reaching their quarter goal two years early, the foundation was able to work with nonprofits to improve over 40,000 veterans homes and facilities.
“Giving back to our nation’s heroes is a part of our DNA at The Home Depot,” executive director Shannon Gerber said in a statement. “We’re proud to partner with the best nonprofits in the nation to solve veteran issues and serve our servicemen and women who dedicated their lives to our country and sacrificed so much.”
The Starbucks company is also committed to honoring military members as they support several organizations, including Blue Star Families, the United Service Organizations (USO), and The Mission Continues.