Writing about “Veterans Day Sales”, and using that specific term, has always felt more than a little strange.
For retail in the U.S., almost any holiday has been used as an excuse for markdowns. But that’s not the case in many other countries. And it just feels weird to use a day when we’re supposed to celebrate our Veterans as a reason to save cash on a shirt, a mattress, or a car.
Today, instead of seeking out another great deal on clothes, maybe consider spending some of that style budget on a donation to the USO. Or maybe some other organization that helps make the lives of military members & their families a bit more enjoyable. Y’know, more like the lives of those of us in the regular civilian population.
Because their choice to put on that uniform gives us, among many other more important things, the freedom to wear whatever we so choose.
A Traditional “Remembrance Poppy“, as worn in Britain, Canada,
and other parts of the former British Empire leading up to 11/11.