We went to the Hallmark store so the kids could buy their annual special Keepsake ornament. There was a sign there offering vets 10% daily, not just yesterday. Of course the "exclusion clause" covering Keepsake ornaments was in fine print on the bottom. The woman explained it as I made my purchase and showed my Id and I said, "No problem". She felt terrible about it being Veterans day, but I assured her it was OK, it was store policy and thanked her for supporting us. I ended up walking out with $15.00 in free stuff because she got her manager involved - I didn't ask for a thing. I felt both embarrassed but overwhelmed by what this gracious woman did. Apparently her nephew was a Marine who served in Iraq and she felt that all us vets deserve so much more, especially on, "our day". Wow!! This one's for you Annette!
I appreciate them too. I used to get a little uncomfortable but I realize its civilian's way of giving a little something back and trying to show their appreciation for what we have done. I did have my Southern Slam at Denny's and my free donut at Krispy Cream. Dang it, forgot about Great Clips.
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