Chevrolet’s trademark slogan has been “The Heartbeat of America” for as long as I can remember, and they have always upheld that classic American feel with their products, service, and image.
A few days ago a Tweet from the United States Marine Corps official Twitter account caught my eye about a new contest Chevy is holding:
Only one Marine has been nominated as Chevys American hero, GySgt James Biggs. Support him by voting at http://bit.ly/14Wl1V
The link led me to be greeted by this video featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, two of Nascar’s most-popular, and well-known drivers:
Chevy is the only car company I have seen showing their support for the troops in such a large way. with both their Military Discount Program, and they’re giving military personnel a huge voice by sharing their stories on the Chevy Salutes American Heroes website, and it makes me quite proud.
The five finalists in the Chevy Salutes American Heroes website are:
- Gunnery Sergeant James Biggs, USMC
- Master Sergeant Bubba Beason, Air Force
- Kurt Brunsman, Fire Department at Selfridge Air National Guard Base
- Sergeant Karen Nolan, Kentucky National Guard
- Seregeant Matthew Landis, National Guard
Who will you be voting for at the Chevy Salutes American Heroes website?
#MilitaryDiscount is a hashtag topic I’ve seen popping up a lot in my Twitter feed, thanks to @MilitaryAvenue, who has been Tweeting a lot recently about places offering military discounts. While reading Tweets like “Mil family owned garage offers #MilitaryDiscount at Selfridge ANGB 10% off repairs!”, I began to think about what I’ve been seeing in my own life.
Many places are advertising military discounts, but fail to mention fine print about a requirement of active-duty.
I threw this Tweet out this morning in reply to one of @MilitaryAvenue’s Tweets, “@MilitaryAvenue Are you finding these military discounts apply to veterans as well as active-duty?”
The @reply Tweet from @MilitaryAvenue was “@HeatherBray A Partner creates an ad for Active Duty only or to include Vets. A lot of them r reaching out to the veterans (Rightfully so!)”
The saying in the Marine Corps is “Once a Marine, Always a Marine,” and it’s a shame establishments feel you’re no longer military once you retire or are discharged.
It is a good thing establishments are reaching out to veterans for military discounts, but I leave you with this final thought, which was also my @reply to @MilitaryAvenue…”It’s good they’re reaching out to vets, but do you think they’re excluding vets by only allowing active duty discounts?”
This topic is one I have yet to fully finish and delve into, but I consider this post the jumping off point for a much larger story.
I’d love to hear what you all think/feel about this topic.