I come from a military family. Fortunately I did not have to move around growing up. My grandfather was in the Navy during WWII. My father was in the Army during Vietnam and my brother was in the Marines. I have always joked that I should have joined the Coast Guard to round things out. I couldn’t join the Air Force because I have horrible eyesight.
I give all the kudos in the world to families who have a father, or mother, serving in the military. I don’t know how they can stay away from their family for months, or years, at a time. If I go away on a press trip for even a few days I miss my family terribly. I cannot imagine how I would feel if my husband, son or daughter were deployed and gone for a very long time.
I think it’s great when businesses and companies do things to honor our service men and women. One such company is Dollar General. Dollar General truly values these heroes and their experiences and offers many career opportunities for returning veterans. Dollar General is the winner of the 2011 Military Officers Association of America Distinguished Service Award and was recognized in GI Jobs magazine’s list of Most Military Friendly Employers.
Would you like to honor a military hero in your life or your community? Dollar General is offering the opportunity to upload a video about your military hero to www.DollarGeneral.com/EverydayHeroes. They would love it if everyone would participate. It’s so easy to do. Simply create a video dedicated to the military hero in your life (or community). This is such a fun and easy way to honor those who put their lives on the line to protect our country.
When you click on the above link you will see a banner for this program. Simply click on the banner to learn more.
There are already a few videos up. You should check them out when you have the chance.
Dollar General would also love to give a lucky reader a special prize package featurin P&G products. The lucky winner will receive the following items.
- Swiffer 360° Duster – I use my Swiffer every day. It’s a quick and easy way to dust your home.
- A set of Pringles red computer speakers – I have a set but I haven’t been about to purchase any Pringles yet to try them out.
- Old Spice Champion Deodorant – My husband and son each have one of these deodarants. I love the scent!
- Tide sample packs – Always handy to have, especially if you are travelling this summer.
- Dollar General reusable shopping bag – Reusable totes are great to keep in your car.
This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on July 3, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail.
To Enter – Leave a comment and tell me about your military hero (family, friend or someone from the community).
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget before. You MUST complete the main entry requirement or all extra entries will be disqualified.
*I received free sample products from Dollar General and P&G as compensation for this post. There was no financial compensation. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. P&G provided the prize package.