America’s brave men and women veterans have fought to keep our country safe, protect our rights and strengthen our national pride. Their courage has shown up on the front lines of war and on many battlefields. Great soldiers chose to sacrifice their lives, be separated from their loved ones and put their own lives in continual danger all in the name of their steadfast loyalty and patriotism for our United States of America. Voting today in the pivotal 2016 Presidential Election is one of the greatest ways to honor our veterans before Veteran’s Day on Friday.
Many soldiers lost their lives or have returned wounded from war both physically, emotionally and spiritually. Walking in their shoes is unknown to most of us. Our cousin, Adam currently serves as a US Marine. We pray for him. We love him. We miss him. Americans display their gratitude, respect and honor these amazing human beings on Veteran’s Day, this Friday, November 11th, 2016.
The 3rd Annual Chicago Annual Hiring Fair for Veterans will take place on 11/11/16 at the Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier. 8 am-2 pm. Over 20 actively hiring local companies will be on site as well as other Chicago area Veterans and Military related service and support organizations to serve a s a job and resource fair for our veterans. Let’s show them support as they re-enter the civilian work force!
Free haircuts for all Veterans and active duty military on Veteran’s Day at the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture! Haircuts are given by cosmetology and barber students. Male veterans have the option of a shave as well at campuses that offer a Barber Program located at Northwest Chicago/O’Hare, Northeast Chicago/Rogers Park, Libertyville and Bridgeview in the Chicago area. Hair Cuttery, Great Clips and Sports Clips also offer free haircuts throughout the surrounding Chicagoland area.
Other Discounts & Services
2016 Veterans Day discounts, free meals, and deals are continuously updated as restaurants and companies announce their Veteran’s Day specials. Check out www.military.com and www.militarybenefits.com to stay in the loop. These helpful websites share a complete list of services ranging from family care, home improvement, oil changes, dining and entertainment opportunities.
While national and local companies offer services, our society must do more for our veterans. PTSD follows our veterans when they return home from active duty. Fortunately more awareness has brought massage therapy and other sensory methods to help them heal. If you personally know a hero, look into their eyes and extend them a kind word. Say “Thank You”. Share a smile. Hold out your arms and hug them. Love is what helps us all stay strong.