For most of us, Memorial Day is a cause for celebration, usually because we don’t have to work and it’s the beginning of summer for kids. However, in a family with military connections, Memorial Day means so much more. My little brother and sister-in-law are still active duty service members, and my husband and two brothers-in-law have all served in the not so distant past. So today and every Memorial Day, we like to stop and remember all those who spent their lives serving our country and, by extension, all of us.
I’ve also seen firsthand that the transition from military to civilian life is not always a smooth one. In spite of what you might think, military skills and service don’t always translate well to civilian jobs. My own husband struggled for years to turn his military experience into a lasting job, until finally, he joined me in self-employment.
So I’m happy to see that Walmart is committed to offering a job to any veteran who was honorably discharged within the past 12 months, as long as those veterans meet the company’s standard hiring criteria. Because of this program, Walmart expects to hire about 100,000 veterans over the next 5 years. You can learn more about Walmart’s commitment to hiring veterans.
While all of us may not be able to offer a job to a veteran and many of us may not know firsthand what it is like to serve or love someone who does, we can all take a moment to appreciate their sacrifice and say a prayer of continued protection for those who continue to serve their country.
Happy Memorial Day!
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DISCLOSURE: As a participant in theÂ Walmart MomsÂ Program, Iâ€™ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.