Military service organizations are teaming up with Walmart to support veterans through an initiative called Greenlight a Vet.
It is designed to help veterans and their families transition back into civilian life. It calls for all Americans to engage with veterans and their families and help in the transition back to the communities with either jobs or a place to live.
Walmart says it is committed to this project and intends to hire 250,000 veterans by the year 2020.
On a personal note, I am a U.S. Navy veteran from the Vietnam era and was hired by Northeast Plumbing in Mineola and have been there for over 35 years now. My company has hired a number of veterans over the years.
This Veterans Day please remember our brave men and women who have served our nation with pride and devotion to duty so we might have those freedoms we enjoy today.
Remember, those freedoms come from those who with great personal sacrifice had to leave jobs, family and friends for the greater good. So please help a veteran if you can.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village