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Home Depot Offers Military Discount as Veterans Day Salute

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2004 – Active duty, reserve and retired U.S. military personnel and their family members will receive 10 percent off their purchases in recognition of Veterans Day at The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, company officials announced today.

The offer is good on purchases up to $2,000 for a maximum discount of $200 Nov. 11-14, and applies to Home Depot, Home Depot Floor and Home Depot Landscape Supply stores.

"This discount is a gesture of thanks, during this time of remembrance, to all of those who have sacrificed for our nation, in keeping with The Home Depot's ongoing commitment to the entire U.S. military community," said Bob Nardelli, the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

To qualify, individuals must present a valid military identification card to the special services desk at any Home Depot store, where they will receive a coupon redeemable at any cashier's checkout register. Discount coupons are for single transactions only.

The discount offer furthers the company's demonstrated overall commitment to supporting the military community. In 2003, the company launched Project Homefront, through which Home Depot donated $1 million and 1 million volunteer hours to help military families at home while their spouses were deployed.

Last July, the company made another $1 million donation in tools and supplies to support our troops in the rebuilding effort in Iraq.

Most recently, in September, the company launched Operation Career Front, a joint program with the U.S. departments of defense, labor and veterans affairs designed to provide career opportunities to separating and retiring military servicemembers, military spouses and other veterans.

The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in conjunction with the secretary of defense, honored Home Depot in September with the 2004 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The company also has been selected as No. 1 on GI Jobs magazine's list of the Top 25 Most Military Friendly Employers for 2004.

Founded in 1978, Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer and the second largest retailer in the United States, with fiscal 2003 sales of $64.8 billion. The company employs about 300,000 people and has 1,826 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, eight Canadian provinces and Mexico.

(Based on a news release from The Home Depot.)

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Related Sites:
Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Project Homefront
Operation Career Front

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