Here are some benefits from Home Depot and Lowe’s. all you need to take advantage of these is your military ID, retired ID, DD214, LES (in case you’ve forgotten, that’s Leave and Earning Statement) citation or commendation, photo in uniform and a Veterans’ Organization Card i.e.: membership in the American Legion, AMVETS, Catholic, Jewish War veterans or VA ID. Lowe’s is offering a 10% discount from November 6th -11th on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. Home Depot is doing the same thing on purchases up to $2,000 from November 6 to 12, one more day.
Applebee’s is offering a free meal on Veteran’s Day, November 11th during regular business hours. Mike Archer, President of Applebee’s Services, Inc. Says “It’s an honor to host an event that helps the neighborhood come together and say thanks to our veterans and active servicemen and women”. New Rochelle, Larchmont, Co-op City’s Bay Plaza and Tarrytown Road Applebee’s are participating. Thanks to all these folks. The above came to me from Tom Hanson a very active Legionnaire.
From Colleen McCarthey, the Bronx County Commander, I received the info that both Lowe’s and Home Depot have provided military discounts in the past several years, they also extend benefits to their employees called to active duty and actively seek to hire military personnel after they leave the service.
By the time you read this the Throggs Neck Veterans’ Day Parade will have marched on by. I hope I saw you there for the support. I thank you in advance for showing up.
There are non-profit groups out there that build houses for severely disabled vets. More on this next week.
Welcome back Joe Cusimano, my personal triviologist.
On November 1, 1955, Jacobi Hospital Opened it’s doors.
George Washington said farewell to his army on November 2, 1783. Can anyone tell me where this took place? I know the answer to this.
Archie Andrews made his debut on November 4, 1941. Hasn’t aged a day since.
On the same date in 1979, Iran took American hostages for 444 days.
The Bronx Zoo opened November 8, 1899. I think that same lion is still there.
Your brains are full now so keep the troops in your prayers, take a vet to lunch and God bless.