On this Veteran’s Day I’d like to thank my fellow servicemembers, past and present, for their dedication and sacrifices made for our country. I’m very proud to have served for 11 years in the US Army, and to have a husband who gave 22 years of service in the same. He continues to serve in his post military capacity as a Disabled Veterans Assistance Counselor for Workforce NY–helping disabled vets find employment. I’m also proud to live in a lovely small town that honors those who serve–right in the center of town we have “Veteran’s Park”–a little area housing the memorials that list the names of all the men and women from our town who have served in times of war. There are monuments for the Civil War, the “World War”, a WWII/Korean War/Vietnam War, and most recently the POW/All Services Veterans Memorial. The all Veteran’s Memorial has bricks for Yankee Bill, my Father-in-Law and me.
This Veterans Day Walmart wants your help honoring our nation’s veterans on their Wall of Honor. This is a site dedicated to showcase veterans and their service. You simply submit the person you want to honor~it’s very easy. Just go to the Wall of Honor page and fill out the form! Name, message and a photo (which is optional). That’s it.
You don’t have to create an account, answer lots of questions or anything difficult like that. Every person is added added to the virtual wall. It’s an especially nice way to remember those veterans who are no longer with us–I particularly loved seeing so many photos of WWII veterans along with the stories by their loved ones of how proud they were for their fathers and grandfathers service.
This year, anyone can post photos, videos or text through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #WallofHonor and it will aggregate on the site!
This is also a great time to remind you all about Walmart’s Veterans Commitment that I told you about last year. Walmart has pledged to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018. So far Walmart has hired 65,000 veterans and given 5,000 promotions under this program! Not only that, but because they believe when you’ve fought for your country you shouldn’t have to fight for a job. . .Walmart has promised to hire any service member who was honorable discharged within 12 months of applying for a job with them.
Remember–a job with Walmart doesn’t just mean a job in retail. Walmart has over 7,000 drivers in their truck fleet, 158 distribution centers and of course many managerial positions. The veterans might be interested in a lifelong career, or just a place to land while they figure out what comes next. Either way, it’s ok!
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.