We support our military. Those who are serving now and who served in the past. Without them, we would not have the freedoms we all enjoy.
Sometimes we need a little reminder of just how important all our veterans are.
You d@mn right he was!
All those men out there buying fake mud jeans, crafting the perfect beard or “man bun”, drinking “artistic” coffee, just remember these guys.
You could not last one day in their shoes.
And guess what. One company is surprising everyone and doing some good for those who have fought for this country.
Yes, believe it or not, Starbucks is supporting our veterans!
The company who always seems to be on the
wrong side front line in the “culture wars” doing something great.
They’ve decided to open up a chain of ‘Military Family Stores’.
Need to give praise where it’s due.
The omnipresent coffee chain is opening a chain of 37 “Military Family Stores,” staffed primarily by veterans and military spouses as a part of an effort to employ service members and their families.
In Clarksville, Tennessee, two miles from Fort Campbell, the first store opened as Shannon Feltz poured coffee for a group of veterans sitting at a table.
“Seventy-five percent of my business is the military,” 47-year-old Feltz, a 14-year military spouse whose husband is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, told Fox News. “We are so excited about this announcement.”
Feltz said she’s “never felt so supported by a company in my life.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 453,000 unemployed veterans in the United States in 2016.
So this is wonderful news for unemployed veterans.
The stores are part of a broader initiative to provide thousands of jobs to veterans and their family members – while also serving as de-facto community centers where current and former service members can connect, share stories, and support each other.
The company said they’re committed to hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses in the next eight years. They currently employ more than 10,000.
“Service members and military spouses are the best example of engaged citizens,” John Kelly, a Starbucks senior vice president, said.
“Long after leaving active duty, they continue to vote, volunteer and serve their communities at a high rate, serving as the best examples of citizenship,” Kelly said. “We are honored to serve as a place where these American heroes can continue to impact their community in a positive way.”