Families, friends, communities, and businesses join together every Veterans Day to recognize the members of our Armed Forces, past and present. This year, retailers nationwide are celebrating our veterans by offering special promotions and events as a way to say thanks to those who have selflessly served our country.

With military families using social media more frequently than their civilian counterparts, many retailers are highlighting their Veterans Day celebrations through their social channels. We are amazed at the widespread support from so many retailers, and are proud to have tenants who take part in this important celebration on Nov. 11 and throughout the year.

From #VeteransDay to Facebook posts to news releases, here’s just some of the military support we’ve seen from retailers.

Applebees Thank You Movement

#ThankYouMovement: In Applebee’s Thank You Movement contest, the most thankful neighborhood will win the opportunity to host a Gavin Degraw contest.

Applebees Veterans Eat Free

Military Eats Free @Applebee’s: And, on Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military will eat free at any Applebee’s location.

Walmart Wall of Honor

#WallOfHonor: In addition to its commitment to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years, @Walmart is collecting and sharing messages that recognize our veterans.

Starbucks hires veterans

Hiring More Veterans: @StarbucksNews also announced in the week leading up to Veterans Day that it is focusing its hiring strategy on veteran and active duty spouses.

Home Depot Foundation 1

Doing More For Veterans: The Home Depot Foundation has undertaken a three-year, $30 million initiative to help ensure that every veteran has a place to call home. This year marks the 3rd annual Celebration of Service campaign where volunteers will complete 350 projects between Sept. 11 and Veterans Day 2013.

Bank of America voluteers

Bank of America thanks troops

Care Packages: @BofA_Community continues to share updates about the creative and thoughtful ways that its members have supported the military, aligning with its commitment to connect service members to the resources they need, including raising $1 million for Welcome Back Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Bed Bath and Beyond Facebook

Bed Bath and Beyond Veterans Appreciation Days

Veterans Appreciation Days: Bed Bath & Beyond is holding veterans’ appreciation days on Nov. 9-11 with 20 percent off entire purchases.

Thank you to all our veterans for your service to our country!