Honoring Heroes of the Past and Present: Target Commemorates Veterans Day

November 12, 2012 - Article reads in
Target Commemorates Veterans Day

Each year on Nov. 11, the United States comes together to honor military members and veterans for their service.

Target honors those who have served and sacrificed for this nation year-round through programs and partners near and far. The company’s legacy of support dates back to its founding in the early 1900s, and has included partnering with the American Red Cross, the USO and promoting the sale of war bonds during World War II.

This year, Target volunteers worked hand-in-hand to commemorate Veterans Day through a dedicated day of service with The Mission Continues—a national nonprofit organization that helps U.S. military veterans transition from service to civilian life through community service work.

“The Mission Continues is proud to partner with Target to celebrate Veterans Day,” said Justin Jones, The Mission Continues Service Projects Director. “Through these service projects, we challenge veterans to utilize their military skills and leadership at schools in their communities, and we impart to the nation that they are local leaders and assets.”

Military members, The Mission Continues volunteers, The Heart of America Foundation and Target have all teamed up to demonstrate the value and impact of community service. Since 2010, Target and The Mission Continues have participated in 27 schools projects in military communities, bringing more than 2,100 volunteers together.

Projects this month include a Target School Library Makeover at Albert Will Angier Elementary in San Diego as well as a school rehabilitation at the Anishinabe Charter School in Minneapolis – where The Mission Continues veterans worked with members of Target’s new Military Business Council.

The Military Business Council, a network of team members that’s focused on fostering an inclusive culture and providing support for team members, their families and friends before, during and after deployment, is also hosting its first-ever Military Heritage Month at Target in November.

Visit www.target.com/military to learn more about Target’s support of the military.


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