What’s to Love about Diplomatic Life?

A lot.

I admit, I did not want to move overseas.  As I like to say: been there, done that.  I didn’t want to do it again and it wasn’t in the plan.

Plan.

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So, I spent the first couple of months after our move sulking more often than not.  Making friends, building a social circle, takes work.  I was caught up in getting the kids settled, and as an introvert, I only have so much energy to put myself  “out there.”  So I didn’t.

Mistake.

It took me a few months, but I changed my outlook and forced myself out of my comfort zone.  I realized it was time to focus on the positive aspects of living abroad.  I knew there were many, I’d just blocked them out while feeling a bit sorry for myself.

Maybe, if you are moving abroad and you read this list now, it won’t take you as long to adjust to the culture shock, wherever your feet land.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

1. Making connections with people from countries and cultures you’ve only read about (or not) in books.

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If I’d stayed in my cozy suburban haven, I’d have never met my new friends from Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan, Israel, China, The Philippines, Chile, Belarus, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Holland, England, Denmark, Norway, Korea, Japan and more.  The same goes for the kids.

2. Two words: International Schools.

 

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I was perfectly happy with the great education my kids were getting in Virginia.  I hated to leave the nurturing, highly rated, schools, but nothing compares to a good Independent International School.  Dozens of 3D printers in the school’s art rooms, science labs and more; ipads for each kid in the lower grades, used for reading, math, communication, foreign languages and science; periods of time for reading AND writing each day, including time for exploring all different genres of both, throughout the year, in addition to math, hands on science, and social studies; Mandarin, music, music activities (choir, band or orchestra), art and technology- more than once every week. The music concerts are truly breathtaking at times. High School classes like Forensic Science, Classics, Rhetoric and Composition, IB, AP and more.  I could go on and on.  The resources, dedication of teachers, expectations of students and faculty, not to mention the facilities, are to be savored every day.

3. Sights and Sounds

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These sometimes can be listed as down sides to overseas living, as they can be unfamiliar and sometime foul (stinky tofu and tea eggs, to name two,) but they can also be wonderfully fulfilling.  The colors and sounds and scents of the Buddhist and Taoist temples are sensory masterpieces.   The brilliant reds and golds, the ancient chants and the burning incense, throughout the modern city here, are peaceful reminders of the bigger picture.  Just a few miles from the city, here, you can escape into any one of an endless number of stunning hikes, hot springs and bike trails.  Whatever city you call home can offer delightful bombardments on your senses.

4.  Culture

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Most cities offer a symphony of some sort, a theater with local color, art museums and local craftwork.  Some of these experiences are an acquired taste, some will never appeal to your tastes (I just can’t acquire an appreciation of traditional Chinese Opera, myself,) but you can always find something in which to take pleasure.

 

5. Forming Strong Bonds With New Friends

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In some postings, there is a definite “us and them” line.  When you are posted to a nation whose relations with your own are a bit cold, finding friendly faces among the other diplomats and expats can make life easier and the “us and them” mentality helps new friends grow close quickly.  You meet another person at the pool one day, and a month later you are vacationing in a nearby country with their family.  The friendship timeline is very different when you live in a more foreign expat or diplomatic community.

6. You Can Choose a New Vocation

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When you have to pack up and move your whole life to foreign soil, that often means leaving a career behind.  It can be frustrating, but if you look at it differently, it can be freeing.  Many countries do not permit diplomatic spouses to work outside the embassy.  So, if embassy work isn’t your cup of tea, or coffee, or vodka, or milk tea, or whiskey or whatever… you can choose a new calling.  You can volunteer at an orphanage and hold babies, or play with toddlers a few days per week; you can help out at the school (or hide from the PTA); you can start a blog or write a novel; you can work virtually; or… you can get manicures, pedicures, massages and have lunch with friends.  You are free to make your new life whatever you want it to be.

7. You Can Learn A New Language

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This one never ceases to entertain me.  We’ve lived in Mandarin speaking countries for 4 years now.  I can speak passable conversational Mandarin and I can fake my way to a level far beyond where I actually am; but I am almost completely illiterate.  My character recognition is pathetic.  The great thing about living in a country where you can speak the language, despite the fact that you stick out like a sore thumb as a foreigner, is that locals are usually thrilled to hear even a small attempt at communication in the local language.  Just today I said, “zao,” to two men I passed on the street.  Zao is the short version of the morning greeting here.  The two men greeted me in return and then looked at each other, wide eyed, and turned back to me, proceeding to profusely compliment me on my ability to speak Mandarin.  I said, literally, one syllable.  That’s all it took.  Moments like these are truly diplomatic victories.  Making the effort shows the host nation you care.  I do care.  I might not be thrilled about the circumstances every moment, but I do care about building metaphoric bridges with my hosts.

8. Depending on Where You Live, You Can Hire Affordable “Staff”

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A not so well kept secret among diplomats and expats is that when you are sent to a less developed country, often, you can afford to hire people to help with your daily life.  Sometimes that means someone to clean your house once per week, and sometimes that means you can hire full time, live-in help (a nanny if you have little kids); a driver; a cook; and a gardener.  We’ve run the gamut, we’ve most often had no help at all, but we’ve also had live-in, 40 hours per week, help.  Having someone else do your laundry, clean, cook and organize your house takes less getting used to than you might think.   I love the help and I enjoy giving someone a job.  The wages are always along legal lines and we always pay more than what is expected.  I truly enjoy every moment of having help;  I keep in mind that it’s a fleeting experience.  As soon as we move back to the US, it’s back to mopping my own floors, mowing my own lawn and making every meal, and I’m ok with that.

Despite all of the great things about living abroad, and all the perks of being a diplomat, in the end of the day, I long to be back in my home country, in the house we own, near(er) to family and long time friends.

So, perspective is key to this lifestyle.  Home is where the Navy sends us and I intend to make the most of wherever that may be.  I encourage you to do the same.

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ThankList- Whom Do You Want To Thank?

Who made an impact on your life?  A teacher, a coach, a grandparent, a parent?

As Father’s Day approaches, former United States Marine, and cancer survivor, Ron Prince chose to thank his father – who is also a former U.S. Marine – for being his hero in a special way.

Thanks to American Greetings, Ron participated in a documentary series directed by two-time OSCAR® winning filmmaker, Barbara Kopple, called  The ThankList.

A remedy for a rude world, The ThankList encourages thankfulness towards those who helped shape our lives.  Watch Ron’s emotional thank you:

On Father’s Day, a ‘thank you’ is the greatest gift you can give your Dad—near or far. American Greetings wants to remind everyone to thank Dad in a memorable way.

You, too, can thank your Dad, or another hero in your life, here.

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Deployment Chart For Families

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This is a guest post about a deployment chart, from The Victoria Chart Company.

They are offering 25% OFF this chart this month, please follow the link at the bottom of this page http://bit.ly/1PEE2eR and enter ‘MILITA25′ at checkout.  

“At The Victoria Chart Company, our expertize lies in knowing what children react positively to, what they find comfort in and what brings families together.  Modern day family life is a challenging one and with it comes all sorts of issues such as divorce, absent family member, pressures at school, moving home, medical problems, general child development to name but a few.   It is for this reason for the last 11 years we have listened to family needs and developed dedicated, award winning charts to provide children and their families with a focal point to work from in the home.

Our most recent chart launched is our ‘Stay Positive During Deployment’ chart which was originally commissioned by United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force to support their children during a family members deployment.  It is testament to the success of this chart that the RAF have ordered it time and time again and following interest and requests from US military families, we are delighted to now offer an exclusive US version.  Please take a look here: http://bit.ly/1PEE2eR

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Applying to College From Abroad, With Special Needs, Taking a Gap Year

Could it be more complicated?  Probably.

Am I grateful that we are able send our willing eldest child to college?  Of course.

Am I 100% overwhelmed?  You bet.

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I hardly know where to start.  Zack needs to take the SAT and ACT tests in the fall, so I thought I’d start by getting him registered for those.  It’s an easy step.  Choose the dates, register and pay…  I’d get to cross that off of my To Do List and put the rest aside for a little bit, while feeling as if I’d accomplished something important.  Except the 2015-16 dates aren’t posted yet.

I closed the College Board tab on my computer and moved on to another step:  researching programs in the country of our next posting.  Nothing about the process is clear.  Will he be in a study abroad situation?  Will he apply to the international campus directly or to the US campus?  Do the international campuses offer any of the same courses of study as the US campuses?  The thought of my child 1000s of miles away from the rest of the family is almost too overwhelming to bear at the moment.

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We want to find a school that offers some special service for students on the Autism Spectrum.  So, I started researching those.  I realize, though, that first we need to get Zack to decide what he wants to focus on and find a school that offers that course of study, in addition to some back up options, should he change his mind.  Ideally, we find this university actually has a campus where we’ll be posted and he can do two years there with us, then transfer to the US campus.  Is that too much to ask?

SATs, ACTs, SAT subject tests, Study Abroad, Gap Year, Special Programs…

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Xanax!

Thank you.

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Be Safe At Home During Deployment and Always

June is National Safety Month!

As Military spouses, we have unique home safety concerns, since our service member is out of the home for an extended period of time. There are some very helpful safety products available in the webiverse.  Some of which are especially ideal for military families because they can move with us from home to home, all over the world.  Home is where the Navy sends us, but some of those places are not the safest.

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Horatio deployed for long periods many times, most recently, for 21 months.  The boys and I were on our own… in a safe suburban neighborhood, and we had a home alarm system.  Nothing about the situation was inherently dangerous, but I still worried for our safety on a regular basis.  I thought about getting some personal safety items to keep at home and in my handbag, but I never knew what was best or where to get it.

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It turns out, SABRE, the Security Equipment Corporation, provides a variety of devices to keep you and your home safe.  SABRE is a family owned and operated company with over 40 years of experience keeping people safe.  SABRE is the number one company with law enforcement in 40 countries on six continents.

What I needed was devices to make me feel safe, and protect me if and when I needed them.  One of the times I feel most vulnerable is walking from buildings to my car, alone, at night.  SABRE’s personal alarm goes a long way to allay my fears and make me feel as I would able to get away, at a moment’s notice, if something were to happen to me, or I felt threatened.

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  • 110 dB alarm – calls for attention to help scare off attackers
  • Discreet – looks like a memory stick
  • Sleekest, most modern personal alarm design
  • User-friendly – simply remove pin from keychain to sound alarm
  • Dual siren design
  • Red version supports the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
  • Ready at a moment’s notice thanks to key ring attaching to bag, backpack, keychain, purse, etc.
  • Requires 4xLR44 batteries (included

I also really like the door stop alarm.  I feel like it adds a real layer of protection at home, and I can take it with me whenever I travel.  One of my boys really worries whenever Horatio is away and I have to go out at night.  Having this alarm will help him worry less, I am sure.  I always feel a bit uneasy in hotels, so the door stop alarm is perfect for peace of mind.  We will be traveling this summer and even though Horatio will be with us, I plan to take the door stop alarm along for an extra measure of safety.  We will have two hotel rooms, so I’ll feel safer knowing the boys in the other room have this alarm at their door.

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  • Door Stop Alarm
    • Perfect for bedrooms, dorm rooms, apartments and hotels
    • Triple purpose: wakes you, alerts others and prevents door from opening with a non-skid pad
    • Useful in various applications – ideal for bedrooms, hotels, apartments & dorm rooms
    • Lets you know when battery is running low with indicator
    • Includes on/off switch
    • Requires 1x9V battery (not included)

Another great product by SABRE, is their Wireless Alarm Kit.

HS-WAKHS-WAK-OOPThe SABRE Wireless Alarm Kit:

  • Extremely loud – 120 dB keypad alarm
  • Includes three additional door/window alarms
  • User-friendly – entry delay prevents false triggering
  • Easy installation – set up in minutes, no wiring necessary
  • Keypad door/window alarm requires 3xAAA batteries (not included)
  • Window alarms require 3xLR44 batteries (included)

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It is super easy to install and can really help secure your home, whether your spouse is deployed, traveling, or home. You can set it to chime when a window or door is opened, or arm it to sound an alarm when a door or window is opened.  As a parent of teenagers, I like the chime feature.  I want to be sure that my kids cannot come and go without me knowing about it.

The bottom line is that safety is key to peace of mind.  Whether on the go, or at home;  solo, or when everyone is home; SABRE’s products can help you stay safe.

With all the snakes around here, not to mention the monkeys and stray dogs, I also plan to get the Duathlete Pepper Spray.  It comes with an adjustable bicep band strap so I can keep it with me and run, hands free.

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Top Five Reasons to Carry Pepper Spray

  1. Protection at a safe distance – why go hands on?
  2. Very practical – protection against multiple threats
  3. Legal to carry in all 50 states
  4. Doesn’t require size or strength to use
  5. Proven effective – police worldwide carry pepper spray

I carried pepper spray in my hand bag when I first lived on my own.  With Horatio traveling a lot right now, National Safety Month made me realize I should start doing that again.  I really like the lipstick pepper spray from SABRE because it blends in with other things in my bag.

ls-22-usNational Safety Month is a good time to make sure you and your loved ones are doing everything possible to stay safe.

I’d like to thank SABRE for their support of this blog and for the products they will provide me.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Parenting Fails Happen

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I enjoyed the Grade 5 Recognition Ceremony at the boys’ school last night.  Watching Bob celebrate the transition from the Lower School to Middle School filled me with joy and just a little bit of sorrow.  I am not a fan of 6th graders going into middle school, but that is where we find ourselves now, so I have no choice but to roll with it.  Bob is ok with it, now that the school has thoroughly prepared the class for the move, and the administration goes a long way to keep the 6th graders mostly isolated from the bigger kids, thankfully.

Meanwhile, back at home, Dwight was in charge of helping Harold take a bath and get ready for bed.  I rotate between which older boy I leave in charge of Harold when I’m out, and while they might not be thrilled about it, it usually goes pretty well.  Last night, not so much, and Harold was up way past his bedtime, leading to a more challenging than usual wake-up this morning.

Harold proclaimed that he could not go to school because he had a sore throat and also felt very tired.  He insisted that he didn’t feel well and could not possibly go to school, despite the fact that he would miss swimming.  He felt a little warm, so, I relented.  I said he could stay home, with certain parameters: No internet, no video games, etc.

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Two hours later, Harold seemed better, so I asked him how he was feeling.  He said, “My throat is ok, but it might get bad again and besides, there’s a big test today, so I’ll still stay home.”

Wait.. What?  Hand hits forehead.

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First of all… a big test… in first grade?

“Harold, what kind of test?”

“Mandarin.”

“You know, you’ll have to take the test on Monday.”

“Maybe.  But maybe not.”

Hmmm.  I’m pretty sure this was a parenting fail.  I probably should have made him get dressed and driven him to school, but I didn’t.

There. I said it.

Sure, it wasn’t my finest parenting moment, but I’m ok with him staying home.  He’s seven years old.  He has LOTS of big tests ahead of him; especially at the international schools he’s on track to attend.  Missing one is not going to make or break him.  Sometimes a kid needs a day off when he’s tired.

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Sometimes adults do too.

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To Red Shirt, Or Not to Red Shirt

That is the question for parents of 4 year olds everywhere at this time of year.

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Our kids have attended kindergarten in 3 different schools, in two states and two countries.  They’ve attended five elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.  Zack is the only one whose entry into kindergarten ever came into question.  His birthday is in July.  He started preschool when he had just turned 2, was reading at age 3 and had a photographic memory.  His preschool teacher said he was ready for kindergarten.  Before we moved to Kansas, where he eventually started school, we lived in Missouri, where children must turn 5 by August 1 in order to enter kindergarten.  We were staying at my parents’ house at the time, because Horatio was deployed and the boys were so young.  The school district, where they live, screens children for kindergarten entry.  Despite the fact that we would not be living there when Zack entered kindergarten, we let them screen him.  He was my first kid.  I was curious, and a little sure of myself his abilities.

I’ll never forget it.  The educator took wee Zack to a classroom at the local elementary school, while I waited in another room.  When she brought him back, he played while she went over the results with me.  She raved about how well he could sit and listen and follow directions.  She commended his reading skills and gushed over his math abilities; and then she said, and this is an actual quote, “so, you should probably hold him back.”

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Wait… What?  I was more than a little stunned.

So, I asked her why.  She said it was because he had a late July birthday.  Full stop.  I thanked her for her advice, and Zack and I left the building.

He started kindergarten that August, at Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary School, in Leavenworth, Kansas, and I could see, pretty early on, that perhaps she was right.  The issues were never glaring enough to warrant holding him back after that year, but I could see the logic.  He was definitely less mature and smaller than the other kids.

Young Harold attended kindergarten in Fairfax County.  His birthday is in December and I could see a clear difference between him and the “just turned 5s.”  He stood out as a model in the class and thrived.

As Dwight, now in grade 8, progresses through school, some of the younger kids in the grade are still clearly identifiable by their lack of maturity.  The older kids in the grade steer away from those kids in many cases.  They get annoyed by the immature behaviors.

I am a strong advocate of sending kids to kindergarten at the age appropriate time.  Trying to get a waiver to bypass the deadline and send a kid early might not have a detrimental effect on you child, but why risk it?  Yes, I know, preschool is expensive, but so is therapy when the kid is suffering from confidence issues or is the target of bullying, later.  When in doubt, err on the side of caution and wait.  Really.

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I speak to this issue from so many sides, that I feel I can offer sound advice.  As the parent of four kids, born at 3 different times of the year; as a teacher, who has taught nearly every grade from Kindergarten through 12; and as an Autism parent.

If you are wondering what to do with your child who will turn 5 in September or August, I urge you: talk to the child’s teacher, talk to the child’s doctor, watch your child interact with other kids, and then make an informed decision.  If there is even the slightest bit of uncertainty in your mind, spring for the extra year of preschool, or send him/her to a different kindergarten program before sending him/her to the school that will be a more long-term setting.  Give your kid the advantage from the get-go.  I’ve never heard a parent say the regret waiting to send their child to kindergarten, but I’ve listened to many parents speak of wishing they had waited.

Think long term.  It’s over in a flash.  Let your kid shine!

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Spartan Race Discount and Giveaway

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Here’s a great deal for all you Spartan Racers!

Until May 27, use the code: MEMORIAL for up to $40 off  for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental US.

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I also have a code for a free race entry! Enter starting at midnight tonight:  giveaway

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Memorial Day is For Remembering

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In the United States, Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces.

Unless you work retail, you probably get the day off.  Memorial Day has evolved from Decoration Day, when people decorated the grave sites of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who gave their lives for our country, to, for the majority of the population, a day of pool openings and Bar-b-ques, and that’s ok.  What’s not ok, is neglecting to take a moment to remember why we have this day set aside.

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To:

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While most Americans are celebrating a holiday weekend, and an extra day off, many members of the military are working.  Some who are risking their lives, not by adding too much fuel to the grill, or eating too much, but by sweating under pounds of gear in a war zone; driving dangerous routes, hoping to avoid  IEDs; or aiding in relief efforts… all over the globe.  Since September 11, 2001, nearly 7000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan alone.  Whether these men and women agreed with the mission, or not, they served with dignity and devotion to our nation.

Millions of men and women have paid the ultimate price for America since its foundation.  Every person in the country should be able to memorialize a person or group of people who died in any one of the many wars we have fought.  Just this month, six Marines lost their lives while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nepal.  Remember them.  You can be sure that that’s what their families will be doing.

  • Capt. Christopher L. Norgren, 31, of Sedgwick, Kans. He was a UH-1Y pilot with HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton.
  • Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz, 29, of Harlan, Neb. He also was a UH-1Y pilot and was with the same unit as Norgren.
  • Sgt. Ward M. Johnson, IV, 29, of Seminole, Fla. He was a UH-1Y helicopter crew chief with HMLA-469.
  • Sgt. Eric M. Seaman, 30, of Riverside, Calif. He was a UH-1Y helicopter crew chief with HMLA-469,
  • Cpl. Sara A. Medina, 23, of Kane, Ill. She was a combat photographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific in Okinawa, Japan.
  • Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, 22, of Maricopa, Ariz. He was a combat videographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan.

The men and women who have sacrificed their lives in duty to our country, have, for the most part, done so as volunteers for the duty.  Many young enlisted men and women have to depend on pubic assistance for supplementation of their living expenses…  That’s another blog post, though.

Horatio is working today, he is traveling this week.  The boys had to go to school, because we don’t live in America at the moment, but we took time to talk about the sacrifices of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines; young and old; modern and historical.  We talked about the individuals whose lives were taken from them, as well as their families.  I urge you to do the same.

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Businesses Salute Military Service with Exclusive Memorial Day Deals

Military personnel, family members, veterans, reservists, and the National Guard can choose from a variety of offers this year, including discounts on tickets, tee times, an online store builder, wood working tools, home improvement supplies and flowers.

 

  1. Build.com is offering military members a chance to win a $1,000 giveaway from May 18th – 22nd, 2015. The winner will be announced on Memorial Day. Verified military personnel will also receive $20 off an order of $300 or more all summer. http://www.build.com/vets
  2. Florists.com wants the military community to be able to send the thoughtful gift of flowers anytime at an affordable price. Active duty, military families, retirees, reservists, and the National Guard are eligible to receive a single-use coupon code, good for 40% off their next purchase. Claim this exclusive military discount from Florists.com at https://verify.sheerid.com/florists-military/.
  3. Birdies for the Brave is currently offering free admission and discounted admission for active duty, veterans, and retirees to fourteen golf tournaments across the country this summer. Find a list of the tournaments and download a voucher at https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/.
  4. Harriet Carter Gifts, Distinctive Gifts Since 1958, hopes you’ll enjoy affordable products and gifts that make life easier and more enjoyable around the home as well as support personal well-being. They are proud to offer the Military community 10% off their purchases. Visit http://www.HarrietCarter.com for a unique promotion code and all the details.
  5. Military Tee Times provides all members of the United States exclusive savings on tee times at thousands of golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. All military members, including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retirees, veterans and dependents qualify for this exclusive military discount. Visithttps://www.militaryteetimes.com/ to book tee times.
  6. Grizzly Industrial is offering an extra 5% off purchases during their Summer Sale to honor all members of the U.S. Armed Forces this Memorial Day. Single use coupon codes will be valid from May 25 – June 12, 2015 on in-store, online and phone purchases. Visit https://grizzlyindustrial.sheerid.com/ on May 25thto receive a unique coupon code.
  7. American Century Championship, the No.1 celebrity sporting event, is giving complimentary tickets to their event on on Tuesday, July 14th – Sunday, July 19th 2015 at Edgewood-Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, NV. Active Duty, Reservists, National Guard, Military Retirees, and Veterans receive 1 complimentary ticket and 1 complimentary guest ticket for each day of the American Century Championship. Tickets are available now, get more information at http://tahoecelebritygolf.com/.
  8. Volusion created Stores and Stripes in order to go beyond bringing members of the Armed Forces into the workforce by giving them and their spouses their very own online store for one full year for only a $1 donation with the proceeds going to Operation Homefront. Get started athttp://www.volusion.com/stores-and-stripes.

These companies are confident that only qualified members of the military community are able to redeem their exclusive military offers because they have SheerID’s military verification solutions in place. “We’re very excited about the opportunity that the Stores and Stripes program presents to active duty military, veterans, and their spouses,” says Matt Winn, Senior Brand Manager at Volusion. “Providing service members and their families with an online store of their own ushers in a new era of entrepreneurship, and having SheerID as a partner ensures participants are quickly and easily verified to join the program.”

To see a complete list of offers protected by SheerID, visit http://www.sheerid.com/deals-we-protect/.

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