Veterans Day is Always a Very Special Day at Walmart.
That's because as a company founded on service and dedication, it allows us to celebrate and thank all the heroes who've made our success possible and who make us all proud to be Americans. Every year, Walmart Corporate as well as thousands of individual Walmart and Sam's Club locations hold celebrations and events to honor those who've served.
Walmart Wall of Honor
Check out our Wall of Honor, launched Veterans Day 2013, an online community where anyone can thank, support, acknowledge, recognize and share about the veterans in their lives.
Watch the full celebration or scroll through to view General McChrystal’s speech
Watch the full celebration or scroll through to view General McChrystal's speech.
Photos to Commemorate our 2015 Celebration
The festivities began with the posting of the colors by Cadets from the University of Arkansas ROTC and associate Candace singing the national anthem.
The Walmart Choir sings the service medley as our associates and guests stand in honor of their branch.
We were honored to receive the keynote address from General Stanley McChrystal. General McChrystal’s thoughtful message illustrated every life changing decision our service men and women make from enlisting, serving, and returning to civilian life. As well as the role civilians play in showing gratitude for a job well done.
Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families and champion for military families across the nation, was one of Greenlight A Vet empowering partners who participated in the celebration.
During the celebration, Doug talked with Store Manager Patrick about his service. Patrick is a staff sergeant with the Army National Guard and also spent nearly a decade with the Marines. He earned a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and the Sam Walton Hero Award for his actions during a firefight in Iraq.
Michael and Doug holding framed American flag presented to Doug during the celebration. The frame is signed on the back by veterans from every conflict from WWII to present who are employed by Walmart.