Every year, a number of merchants choose to continue to trivialize the service and hardships of veterans by again holding Veterans Day sales, thus profiting off the backs of those who have honorably, and unselfishly, served our country.
On Veterans Day 2015, the following businesses have made a mockery of Veterans Day by holding "sales". Individuals were encouraged to boycott them for a period from November 11th (Veterans Day) though December 31st.
Art Van Furniture (Michigan)
Sleep Number Beds
This year, we again urge individuals and organizations, especially veterans groups, to boycott any merchant having a Veterans Day "sale" from Veterans Day until January 1st and continue such boycotts each year until such a time when these merchants again start to respect veterans and not use their military service as an excuse to make money.
The Real Meaning Of Veterans Day....
In World War One, thirty million soldiers were killed or wounded and another 7 million were taken captive in that war. Never before had people witnessed such industrialized slaughter. Congress responded to a universal hope among Americans that such a war would never happen again by passing a resolution - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp - calling for “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding…inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.” Later, Congress added that November 11 was to be “a day dedicated to the cause of world peace".