‘THANK YOU!’: Commissaries, exchanges to honor military veterans with limited edition commemorative coins on Nov. 11
FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is participating with military exchanges to honor veterans with commemorative coins on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, while supplies last.
The limited-edition coins, commissioned by the Navy Exchange, honor the service of veterans in celebration of Veterans Day, said Marine Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Saucedo, senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director.
“These coins are a token of our appreciation for the service and sacrifices our veterans have made throughout our nation’s history to safeguard our freedom,” Saucedo said. “And for our veterans who are eligible patrons, we are always committed to honoring their commitment by delivering the best commissary benefit possible.”
The coins will be distributed in commissaries worldwide on a first-come, first-served basis. They will also be available at local military exchanges. Veterans are asked to identify themselves as a veteran and bring verification of veteran status, if available.
The coins will also be available online at myNavyExchange.com when a purchase is made beginning Nov. 11, until supplies last.
About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.