Veterans and active military members: Thank you for your service

ORIGINAL POST 11/9:Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day, and MCO would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all veterans and men and women currently serving in our armed forces. Your sacrifice doesn’t go unnoticed.American Flag

MCO is spearheading an initiative to help us better serve the many corrections officers who are retired or active military members. We know they face unique challenges – whether it’s facing deployment, getting re-acclimated to civilian life, or navigating Veteran’s Affairs. A group of corrections officers met in Clare last month as the first step in this initiative. Read about what they did or email us to get involved in the military members’ initiative.

Cotton officers are planning a Veteran’s Day Cookout Nov. 10, the day before the holiday. Cotton is also hosting a candy drive. Donate your extra Halloween candy and it will be mailed to deployed troops. Toiletries are also needed. See more details about what Cotton is doing this week.

Plus, veterans and currently enlisted men and woman can get all kinds of discounts and freebies on Veteran’s day, Nov. 11. USA Today has compiled a list of deals here. Here’s another list of free and cheap things you do on the holiday. And there’s still time to see Telling:Lansing, a stage production featuring actual veterans. They tell their stories of military service and how it changed them. Read the Lansing State Journal article on it here.

Thanks, again, to all the MCO military members!

UPDATE 11/10: Performance Plus car wash, 2130 S. State Rd. in Ionia, is offering current military members and veterans a free Top car wash on Veteran’s Day. Normal price is $14. You must show your military ID or have a veteran’s license plate to get the free wash.

Also, Red Robin is offering veterans and military members a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries.