America’s military service men and women are all around us. Their children go to school with ours. Their spouses grocery shop in the aisle next to ours. Their parents live across the street, each day glancing at their flag in pride for their child’s life choices. The sacrifices made by each individual and family are ones that often go under appreciated. But it doesn’t have to stay that way! Your Retriever Digital Signage can be used as a tool to honor their service in a creative and refreshing way. Here are some ideas that can take the mundane acknowledgement and turn it into something that truly celebrates their sacrifice.
Highlight soldiers’ stories – Dedicating a slide to the telling of a story is an excellent method to create community while honoring a soldier and his/her family. Each and every story is important so be sure to also include your own staff members and patrons. Then, go a step further and connect with local groups to find servicemen and women in your area with a story to tell.
Special Loyalty Programs – Customize your loyalty programs for those who present a military i.d. with such offerings as an extra discount, a free dessert or appetizer or a percentage off a specific service.
Donate – Use your Retriever Digital Signage to host a collection for items to be sent overseas to deployed troops or to benefit families at home. You can create your own campaign or check out projects like Operation Gratitude or Operation Homefront. As you reach your collection goals, display your progress through your Retriever Digital Signage. Include photos of a service day or the stack of boxes before they are delivered to the collection center.
Teach Proper Etiquette – Many Americans have no idea how to properly handle an American flag. Use your Retriever Digital Signage as a platform to educate your viewers about not only flag etiquette, but post the lyrics to the National Anthem, and even moments of historical significance by observing a moment of silence at a designated time.
This summer, celebrate your patriotism with more than a cookout and fireworks. Take a moment to include military stories in your news feed. Share an inspiring story of a veteran who has faced insurmountable odds to protect our freedoms. Thank the families with something tangible. Above all, remember that we are the free because of the brave.