Military Dates to Remember 2011- 2012

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Say "Thank You" on Veterans Day!
We frequently get visits to MilitaryAvenue for folks looking for military important dates! To help, we will again begin placing important dates for the military community for followers to see!  Well in advance of the date, so you can reach out and plan to recognize the events appropriately!  We will also post on twitter!

We are posting through June 2012 and will update as we gather new or updated information! Some dates may not be particular to the military but think of a deployed service member returning after a deployment and enjoying Thanksgiving with their family. Last year there was an empty chair while they were gone! Or maybe a Valentine's Day reunion for a couple after a lengthy separation!  We added a few for just convenience as well.










November

6th Daylight Savings

11th Veterans Day

Some great ideas for year round recognition on MilitaryAvenue's 101 Ways to Thank a Veteran!

24th Thanksgiving
Calendar for one military family with special events written in


December

25th Christmas

31st  New Years Eve


A Soldier and his son










January

1st   New Years Day

18th Martin Luther King Jr Day



February

1st Freedom Day

2nd Ground Hog Day

14th Valentines Day

15th Presidents' Day

Veterans Day 2011 - What are you going to do for our Military-Veterans?

Next month is Veteran's Day and a great chance for you to note their sacrifices and protection of our great country. As a MilitaryAvenue Partner what are you doing to recognize our Military and Families this upcoming Veterans Day? Start preparing now for this day of recognition for those who have frequently given so much for their country. Many military families are operating with a second or third deployment over the holidays! Can you say "again"? Many Military-Veterans didn't get the recognition they so deserved so many years ago. All Veterans and families could use a simple "thank you" from all of us.
Welcoming our Military to your place of business

Here are ideas to jump start your recognition of Veteran's Day. Make it something that makes veterans and their families feel appreciated:
  • First of all offer a Veterans Day Special, for our veterans. Offer something from the heart that you know your military-veteran customers will appreciate. It is only a small token of what they have done for us!
  • Hang a "Veterans, Thank You" sign on your door (Something like: http://militarymarketing.militaryavenue.com/2010/05/what-does-your-storefront-or-website.html)
  • Sponsor or become involved in a Veteran's Day parade and encourage others as well
  • Add a special event to our Event Calendar so the new military families get the word about the local area (How to place an event on MilitaryAvenue)
  • Have your sales staff made aware of military customers and task the staff to thank them for their service
Getting the word out
An example of a Military Reward for Veterans Day
(click on image for detail)
  • First of all, if you are having a Veterans Day Special, log on to your account and update your reward. Do this before November 1st so that it will be included in our monthly-Alerts!
  • If you are not a MilitaryAvenue Partner yet NOW is the time! A Military Discount year round equals free advertising! (List with us)
  • If you are offering a remarkable military discount or incentive for our Veterans we will add it to our growing list - Veterans Day 2011 - Military Discounts. Last year's list was circulated by official military-organizations, military-spouse and family groups, and so much more and is STILL looked at every day.
The Reward that you have earned

To show our appreciation for your support to our veterans and their families we are having a "We Thank Veterans Campaign" until November 11th! Make the promise to thank veterans and we will offer you a ten percent (10%) discount on any upgrades with the discount code, "VETERANS". Log in to your account and build your upgrade! During checkout enter the discount code and it will be automatically discounted and your ad year starts again! Thank you!

Supporting the Relocation, Travel and Lifestyle Needs of the American Military Family

Celebrating Military Veterans and Families this Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Rapids, MI, October 5, 2011 - MilitaryAvenue.com is seeking businesses that value, support and wish to recognize our past and present military members this Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is the perfect opportunity to take part in MilitaryAvenue.com’s ‘Celebrating Veterans Giveaway’. As a business that supports America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines consider donating a national gift-card, Visa Cash Card or merchandise to this giveaway recognizing the sacrifices of our Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service-members. It is a simple way for a business to say “Thank You”.

Businesses that participate in MilitaryAvenue.com’s Veteran’s Day Giveaway will experience increased brand awareness among military families. The giveaway announcement at ‘Our Letters to You’, an award winning military family blog (http://militaryblog.militaryavenue.com) will include a business logo and website link for the participating company for each donated gift. Businesses that play a part in thanking our military veterans through this giveaway can expect to see their company mentioned throughout social media circles including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Past giveaways at MilitaryAvenue.com to military-families have been met with great success. Veterans do not expect to be recognized but they appreciate and support the businesses that do take the time to acknowledge their sacrifices. Read stories of thanks at Marketing to the Military, “Thank You” (http://militarymarketing.militaryavenue.com/2011/08/thank-you.html).

This should be a Veterans Day Military Veterans and families will not soon forget. Please contact a MilitaryAvenue.com team member before October 20, 2011 to donate a gift that a military family can win in a random drawing of entries on November 15, 2011.

About MilitaryAvenue LLC
Founded by a team of military and Internet veterans and based in Grand Rapids, MI, privately held MilitaryAvenue supports the relocation, travel and lifestyle needs of the American military family. MilitaryAvenue.com is a free global and local online guide to goods, services and community information for over 240 military installations in the U.S. and abroad through the nation’s largest database of military discounts, the most comprehensive directory of local base community businesses, and an extensive library of articles and resources for the military family experience.

Contact:
Leanne Kocsis
MilitaryAvenue.com
877-425-9992
Leanne@militaryavenue.com
http://www.militaryavenue.com

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