Thanking a Veteran

Recently I was contacted to promote Great Clips and their involvement with Veterans Day.  It’s something that means a lot to me, and I’m glad to help promote it!  So please if you know any Veterans or Active Duty military, please share this with them!

Growing up in a military family and now having my family, the military lifestyle is something I can relate too.  The members of the Services do so much for us that I want to be able to able to help all Veterans and active duty military as much as possible.  My father served in the Navy, and my brother is now in the military as well.  Both have made such incredible sacrifice.  I could not be prouder of either of them.

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Matt, mom and I
Matt, mom and I

As most people know, my husband is currently serving in the military.  He sacrifices a lot from his personal life to his plans.  There have been several times that we made plans, and they have had to be canceled, postponed or anything in between.


His travel isn’t a shock.  We began dating in college, and I knew he was going into the military after college.  There have been many lessons we have learned first hand about sacrifices he has been forced to make.  Trips have gone longer or trips that have changed in the blink of the eye.  To be honest,  they aren’t lessons we could have learned without experiencing them first hand.

With Veterans Day coming up, I was contacted to promote Great Clips is giving free haircuts for Veterans and Active Military on November 11. Customers who stop in, for a haircut at any Great Clips salon can receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran for use through the rest of the year.

I think it’s awesome, and I hope many people can take advantage of it.  Great Clips is the largest salon in the US, and there is probably one near you (You can check here).  A quick search indicated there are five within 6 miles of me.  great-clips

Most military members never ask for thanks, never complain about the hours they work or the sacrifices they make. As a daughter, a wife and a sister I see these sacrifices in every angle.

Here are some ways you can thank a Veteran or Military Member next week:

  • Take them out to eat.  I never need an excuse to take people out to eat! 
  • Visit a local nursing home. Did you know nearly 40% of our Veterans are 65 or older?
  • Send a care package overseas. We still have plenty of troops that are deployed.

Thank you to Great Clips for sponsoring this post and thank you for giving out free haircuts to Veterans on November 11th. Please share to any and all Veterans and Active Duty Military. You can learn more about the promotion here

Question for you: Do have any personal connection with the military? 

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  1. My dad and my FIL (who passed away several years ago) were both in the military. It means to much to me that they both gave so much to serve. I get choked up anytime I thank a veteran because I can’t imagine the sacrifices that go into what they do. Thank you and your husband and family for their service!

  2. Thanks to your dad, Matt, and Tim for their service.

    I had no clue about this promotion but I’ll be sure to let all my military friends know. We have a lot of military here in Charleston, so it’s great that Great Clips does this!

  3. These are great ideas for thanking a veteran! My best friend married a Navy Seal and now I feel like I have a much better look into what their lives are like. It’s SO hard but I’m so thankful that there are people out there who serve our country!

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