We are fast approaching Veteran’s Day. Lori and I both have family members who have served. Lori’s dad was a Korean War Vet. My grandpa served in World War II and both sons are army vets. My youngest is still serving. With that in mind, I want to tell you a little about the people who serve this great country.
According to the Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org, 2018), 1.29 million men and women were actively serving our country in 2018. That represents less than .5% of the US population. It seems incredible to me that less than 1% of our country is tasked with keeping us safe. Compare that number to China’s 2 million (economictimes.com, 2019) strong defense personnel and maybe make sense out of our leaders wanting to keep our military strong.
The Pew Research Center reported (2017) that about 7.5% of our population have served or are serving now. We owe these people a debt of gratitude.
To get to the point, there are reasons why businesses give discounts to military personnel and veterans.
- They are tasked with extremely, hard jobs.
- They spend a lot of time away from their families.
- They move often.
- They can spend few holidays with family.
- Many times, they return from service with physical and/or emotional trauma.
- The list goes on.
With that in mind, Silver Sisters Jewelry is introducing a military discount for all military veterans. We want to honor those who honor us with their service.
Check our FAQ’s page to find out how to take advantage of this discount.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan