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Join Chevy in Saluting our Military #ChevySalutes

05/21/2014 - 26 comments
Compensation for this post was provided by Chevrolet via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this piece are my own.

Around here, there is no lack of military pride. My husband was retired as a disabled Veteran after 16 years of service to this country in the U.S. Navy, and it is still an important part of our lives. Especially with my nephew currently enlisted and serving in “A” School as he prepares for his career in the Navy.

Just the other day my daughter I had a conversation about the Navy. She asked a lot of questions about what the Navy does and why. I told her about the service and sacrifice and protecting our freedoms.

This is the conversation that followed:

“Can girls go in the Navy?” she asked.

“Yes, girls can join,” I told her.

“Were you in the Navy?” she asked.

“No, I didn’t join the Navy,” I answered.

“So you don’t have to join if you don’t want to?” she questioned.

“Nope, it’s all up to you,” I said.

“I think I will join the Navy,” she said.

She has a good 12 years to go before she has to make that decision final and I can’t wait see how it all plays out.

In the meantime, we will continue to share our military pride with our chidren, all the while letting them make their own decisions about the future of their lives. Although I think we would both be proud if they chose to follow in their father’s footsteps.

Now is the perfect time to be talking about military pride because May is Military Appreciation Month and Chevy is honoring those who serve our country in a big way by giving back to those who have given so much.

Military Appreciation Month

#ChevySalutes

During Military Appreciation Month, Chevy is offering current and former military members a military discount matched by no other vehicle manufacturer. This discount is available to all Veterans including Active Duty, Reserves and Retirees.

This is Chevy’s commitment to serving all who have served.

Chevy Military Discount

Military members put their lives on the line. They give up their time. They spend holidays in foreign countries. They miss important milestones in their families lives. And their families sacrifice a lot too. Because they believe that serving their country is one of the most important things that you can do. And they usually don’t get paid any more for their trouble compared to their civilian counterparts.

I am so very excited and impressed with Chevy’s #ChevySalutes program! This program can save a family thousands of dollars and put them in a safe reliable vehicle.This offers military members peace of mind that their family is as safe as possible while they are away and provides retirees with valuable savings so they don’t have to dig into their savings to afford a reliable vehicle.

But Chevy’s support of the military isn’t limited to the month of May. Chevy also gives back to the men and women who serve our country by supporting these great programs as well:

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Also, Chevy has employed over 60,000 Veterans!

#ChevySalutes Instagram Contest

MSB New Media wants to inspire everyone to join with Chevy to salute our military heroes. If you are on Instagram, you can easily enter to win!

ChevySalutes Instagram

More information about #ChevySalutes

Visit ChevySalutes.com for more information about Chevy’s military discount program and to learn more about the additional ways Chevy gives back.

Do you have a family member who has or is serving their country? Do you come from a long line of military heroes? Or are you just someone who appreciates what our service members have done and wants to salute them? No matter what your motivation, you can salute our military troops and families and enter to win a prize at the same time!

I’d love to see your entry in the Instagram contest! Leave a link to your entry so I can check it out.

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  • Reply Martha Greer 05/30/2014 at 12:00 pm

    Your commercial of the children getting to see their parents home from the war after a long stay away from them is the best commercial on the air. Seeing the excitement in the kids as they see their parents for the first time in so long just makes my heart race. it is so good to see a commercial that shows love. Thank you for this. I keep seeing it over and over.

  • Reply Shell Feis 05/23/2014 at 3:27 am

    Wow that’s so cool that Chevy has hired so many Veterans- and I love that they offer a military discount!

  • Reply Tiff @ Babes and Kids 05/23/2014 at 12:33 am

    This is a really great campaign and I am grateful for our military!

  • Reply trisha 05/22/2014 at 8:40 pm

    Chris was in the service for 8 years, so I love when companies do stuff like this!

  • Reply Cara 05/22/2014 at 3:15 pm

    Great promotion! I’m going to pass it on! Thank your husband for his service!

  • Reply Heather @OurKidsMom 05/22/2014 at 10:37 am

    That is amazing! My BIL is medically retired from the military and has had issues keeping a reliable vehicle for himself/wife and 3 kids. Saving thousands is a true gift!

  • Reply Mommy Has A Life 05/22/2014 at 1:28 am

    Thank you so much to all of our military! They work so hard and definitely deserve a discount (or better yet, New cars for all of them!)

  • Reply Marla Zickefoose 05/21/2014 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you to your husband and nephew for their service! I LOVE that Chevy supports our soldiers!

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 05/22/2014 at 9:55 am

      I will tell them!

      I love that too! We are GM fans to the core, it’s all we will buy.

  • Reply Liz Mays 05/21/2014 at 11:05 pm

    I don’t have the military family connection, but this is pretty awesome what Chevy’s doing. Love the contest too!

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 05/22/2014 at 9:56 am

      The contest is really fun and a great way to just tell people we appreciate their service. Sometimes just hearing that can make a huge difference in some’s life.

  • Reply Melissa 05/21/2014 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, I love this! So awesome that Chevy does this for the military!

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 05/22/2014 at 9:56 am

      It is awesome, it’s a great program. I had no idea they did so much to support our military.

  • Reply Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting 05/21/2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! We’re military (as you know) and I wasn’t even aware of all that Chevy did. Such a great company :)

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 05/22/2014 at 9:57 am

      I didn’t know either, I love companies that recognize the sacrifice families like yours make for this country.

  • Reply Valerie Remy-Milora 05/21/2014 at 8:29 pm

    My nephew just started ROTC and dreams of joining the navy. My 7 year old has been asking a lot about soldiers and the military because we saw a HUGE recruitment office at the mall last week when we went for ice cream. We’ve had a lot of really interesting conversations. She was asking why we need soldiers if we don’t have wars here… after a long conversation about it she said they were all heroes and prayed ‘Dear God please keep our solders safe because they keep us safe”. :-)

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 05/22/2014 at 10:00 am

      That is so sweet. My daughter said today that she is celebrating her cousin on Memorial Day because he is in the Navy and protecting us.

  • Reply Jennifer @ Mom Spotted 05/21/2014 at 5:43 pm

    I always love their videos! Hubby just bought a Chevy!

  • Reply Holly 05/21/2014 at 4:27 pm

    And this is why I love Chevy. I know that many companies celebrate our military but I love that Chevy does it so publicly!

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) 05/21/2014 at 3:16 pm

    As the wife of a retired Air Force vet, this makes me so happy to hear.

  • Reply Sara P. (@SensiblySara) 05/21/2014 at 2:00 pm

    I love that Chevy honors our military with a discount!

    A is so sweet! I can’t wait to see what she decides to do, but she will be great at anything!