Hello there, Allen Gumpenberger here with another blog to keep you updated on the latest happenings in the Veteran community. I’ve come bearing good news! At the beginning of the month, President Biden declared the month of November, National Veterans and Military families appreciation month.
According to the president, this month is a time to honor veterans for their strength and service to the Nation. As people who personally experienced the ups and downs of being in the military, the President understands the devotion it takes to serve.
This is a month to honor the veterans who served the nation as well as praise the courage of those who give their lives to take care of their loved ones who served. The President asked that honor be bestowed on veterans and military families through ceremonies, activities, and of course giveaways.
There are tons of events and business discounts ongoing to give veterans the honor that they deserve. Many businesses have set up special discounts for veterans, others are organizing special events to celebrate the month. Most remarkable is the United States Defense department launch of an initiative to help support veterans.
In order to help Veterans and military families secure affordable basic needs the Defense secretary has directed that the 2023 Basic Allowance for Housing be reviewed and increased. Although this went into effect in October, effective January 2023, members of the BNA (Basic Needs Allowance) who apply and qualify will be paid a supplemental allowance.
In addition to that, the President will include a 4.6 percent pay increase for service members from the 1st of January 2021. There’s a lot for veterans to benefit from and you know I will always keep you posted with the details. To honor veterans, commissaries will be funded for a price cut at the register to achieve at least 25% in savings.
To find out more about this, check out the department’s press release here. Other businesses offering support for Veterans and military families this month are;
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum– Complimentary admission from November 9th to November 13th.
Crunch Fitness– Veterans, their families, and active-duty military can work out for free from the 7th of November to the 13th. Other discounts apply at different crunch fitness venues, feel free to visit their site for more info.
Kohls- All veterans and active duty military personnel get 30% off purchases made at any Kohl store from November 11 to November 13th.
Central Station Hotel – From the 10th of November to the 14th, central station hotel is giving a 30% discount to all Veterans and their families when you book a stay through the 9th of April, 2023.
It’s a month to honor and celebrate all that veterans and their families have done for the United States. Businesses that recognize and want to honor this month can be found here. Take advantage of these discounts for you and your family. To access these discounts, all you have to do is show your military id card, a veterans ID card, or a VA benefits card.
If you need extra help accessing these special benefits, you know we’ll always have your back. Feel free to schedule an appointment with us, and let’s find out how to help you.