Who is your Military Hero? (Giveaway ends 7/3/12)

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.

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*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.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. twitted this, 22/6

  2. my nephew mike is in the army and we are proud of him

  3. Cathy Studer says:

    My military hero is my son in law who will be retunrning home for a short visit next weekend!

  4. My military hero is my mom’s best friends son. He served two terms in Afghanistan on the front lines! He made it home safely praise the Lord.

  5. My father was in the military, he a very honorable man!

  6. Stacey B says:

    subscribed via rss google reader – stacey0711n(at)Gmail(dot)com

  7. nancy reid says:

    My military hero is actually my 3 brothers! Each of them spent 20 years in the military. 2 in the Navy and the third in the Air Force! Among the three they dedicated 60 years of service to our Country which makes them all heroes on my eyes!

  8. Vickie Couturier says:

    My military heroes are my husband who served in the Army an my stepdaughter who served in the Navy,very proud of them both

  9. Tabathia B says:

    I have two uncles that served in vietnam

  10. kelly willis says:

    my brother in law rob willis and my uncle was in navy

  11. My military hero is my father who served before, during , and after WW II for many decades. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

  12. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I subscribe via email with bec.shockley@gmail.com

  13. Ellen B says:

    my dad – he was in the navy

  14. Rochelle says:

    My military hero is my neighbor. I appreciate the sacrifices him and his family have made. Thanks!

  15. My friend John was wounded in the line of duty in Afghanistan about a month ago. He is my hero and still in my prayers.

  16. My brother-in-law has been to Iraq a couple of times even though he was injured.

  17. my friend, hes a real brave hero!

  18. My fiancee was in the service and did a tour in Viet Nam. He is no longer with us but lived his life with honor.

  19. Kristy Thiel says:

    My grandfather who was in Vietnam, is my hero!

  20. Kathlean Owens says:

    I live next to a military base, so I have a LOT of Heros and I can’t pick just one. But my Dad was kind of extra special! RIP Dad!

  21. Shirley Hicks says:

    my nephew is my military hero, also live not far from a military base..so lots of heros in the neighborhood

  22. Tom Shewbridge says:

    My heroes are:

    1. My wife (she keeps me going every day)

    2. My Mom, bless her soul, she taught me to be the man I am today.

    3. My Dad, for giving me the security I have today, he served in the Army.

    4. My fellow Paramedic’s, EMT’s, and Nurse’s for the work they do, and it is a pleasure to work with them.

    5. From a veteran, my fellow friends that I have served with, that I have lost, and to those men and women that serve now every day, I salute you!

  23. Jennifer C says:

    My dad is a Vietnam Vet and is my military hero.

  24. My oldest son is in the military.

  25. Laurie Emerson says:

    My husband is in the Army and has been home from Afghanistan for a little while. He is my hero and we both know he will have to go back again but he does everything he can to make the separation easier on the children and me even though I know he is dreading it.

  26. My father is my military hero.

    I subscribe via email

    asketcher2 at hotmail.com

  27. Michael DeCriscio says:

    My hero was my dad. He served proudly in the Army as a Comm. Troop in Berlin. He encouraged me to join the Air Force and shaped my entire life. RIP Dad, I will love and cherish you always!

  28. My grandfather has a very bad heart and may not live much longer but one of the memories that I will have is how strong he looks in his old Navy pictures when he fought overseas.