Lowe’s honors veterans and active service members

Veteran associates will begin wearing a service patch on their Lowe’s vest.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Lowe’s said that it has helped save military families nearly $1 billion through its military discount program.

Through the Military Recognition Program, veterans and active service personnel are given a 10% discount off their everyday purchases at Lowe’s. Lowe’s has offered discounts to veterans and active military servicemen and women for more than a decade as a way of saying thank you to service members and their families.

And the home improvement retailer has also announced that veteran associates are being honored by wearing a service patch on their red Lowe’s vests. Also, four parking spaces at every store are reserved for current and honorably discharged members of the military.

On veterans day this year, Nov. 12, Lowe’s will give full-size American flags to the first 2100 customers at every store with a purchase. Free mini, parade-size flags will also be offered.

Lowe’s was recently named a Top 10 Military-Friendly Brand by G.I. Jobs, a designation that acknowledges corporate or businesses’ efforts, commitments and success in supporting the military community. Lowe’s offers employment opportunities for military personnel after their service ends with more than14,000 military, veterans, and military spouses currently work throughout the organization.

Currently, more than 650 associates are deployed to active duty. Lowe’s said it provides differential pay during their service, along with other benefits to help them and their families. Lowe’s also supports veteran-owned suppliers through its supplier diversity program and is actively involved in programs like the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Military Spouse Employee Partnership (MSEP).

“We recognize, honor and respect those who serve our country, and I am proud to announce this Veterans Day, that Lowe’s has helped military families save nearly $1 billion on their home improvement projects this year through our military discount program,” said Joe McFarland, Lowe’s executive vice president, stores and Gulf War and Desert Storm Veteran.

Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s operates more nearly 2,400 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.



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