Military Family Month: ‘Thanks’ from your commissary
The old saying, “the only constant is change,” certainly couldn’t be truer for military families. Missed family milestones, constant moves to new duty stations and the ever-changing state of international affairs order their pace of life; however, they remain resilient.
During November’s celebration of Military Family Month, the Defense Commissary Agency acknowledges that all those emotional goodbyes and homecomings are examples of service and sacrifice, said Defense Commissary Agency Acting Director and CEO Michael Dowling.
“We are proud to have served the military for 150 years,” Dowling said. “We appreciate their many sacrifices and remain committed to providing them a valuable and well-deserved commissary benefit.”
There are many ways to show appreciation, whether on the job or at home. For instance, anyone may purchase either a $25 or $50 commissary gift card at every store worldwide and online at commissaries.com. Also, consider these thoughtful ideas to thank a military family:
- A genuine “thank you” is always welcome and lets them know their sacrifices are important.
- Simply ask how you can help, whether it is a chore they need help with, an evening babysitter or a listening ear.
- Be patient with the military spouse who is on the phone with her deployed spouse in the commissary checkout line, understanding how important those precious minutes are for their family.
“It is precisely our patrons’ service and sacrifice that moves our commissary employees all over the world to deliver a benefit worthy of our customers’ service,” Dowling said. “During Military Family Month, all of us at the commissaries want to offer our gratitude and say, ‘Thank you.’”
For more ideas and information on Military Family Month, visit the Military Benefits website.