Federal holidays in the United States

Veterans Advantage Honors Our Active Duty Military & Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 4:00am

Veterans Advantage has also been doing its part to support those who served and their families amid the economic downturn during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • Veterans Advantage has also been doing its part to support those who served and their families amid the economic downturn during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • And with the nation beginning to open its doors for business & leisure, Veterans Advantage has been publishing COVID-19 updates from its airline, hotel, and car rental partners providing "VetRewards Exclusives" to Veterans Advantage.
  • Finally, in honor of Military Appreciation Month leading up to Memorial Day, Veterans Advantage calls on all Americans to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm local time this Monday, May 25.
  • This is the true meaning of Memorial Day, the most solemn national military holiday of the year," added Higgins.

Half of Holiday Shoppers Have Already Started

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 3:10pm

This is further evidence that the holiday season has grown far beyond the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.

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  • This is further evidence that the holiday season has grown far beyond the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.
  • The survey found 56 percent of consumers asked during the first week of November had already begun their holiday shopping, about the same as the past few years.
  • That was up from 48 percent who had already started at the same point a decade ago.
  • Retailers responded this year by offering promotions earlier than ever, with some rolling out holiday deals even before Halloween.

H&M USA Celebrates Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:21pm

This year, H&M will celebrate Thanksgiving by giving its more than 16,000 employees in the United States the day off, as it has done for the past several years.

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  • This year, H&M will celebrate Thanksgiving by giving its more than 16,000 employees in the United States the day off, as it has done for the past several years.
  • Following Thanksgiving, H&M will help customers get in the holiday spirit by offering 30% off their entire purchase on Black Friday , both in store and online.
  • In the spirit of the holidays and giving back to local communities, H&M has launched their yearly holiday gift card campaign.
  • GLAM4GOOD is a non-profit organization that creates and celebrates social impact, and empowerment through beauty and style.

AtmosFX Launches Two New Digital Decorations for 2019 Winter Season

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:20pm

In addition to our new Halloween decorations this year, weve got two new winter holiday digital decorations that are perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

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  • In addition to our new Halloween decorations this year, weve got two new winter holiday digital decorations that are perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.
  • Whether decorating for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holidays, AtmosFX Digital Decorations are a great way to celebrate the season and entertain your friends and family.
  • Yuletide Window and Enchanted Snowman are the eighth and ninth Christmas-themed digital decorations available from AtmosFX.
  • 2019 ATMOSFX WINTER DECORATION RELEASES:
    All AtmosFX Digital Decorations can be found here: https://atmosfx.com/collections/decorations
    Few things better warm the winter light than the suns rays refracted through stained glass.

Veterans Advantage Joins Forces with Fortune 500 Sponsors in the 8th Annual Veterans Week NYC

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Veterans Advantage, PBC, announced today it will be the presenting sponsor for the eighth annual Veterans Week NYC along with other Fortune 500 sponsors at the New York City Veterans Day Parade on November 11th, 2019 and with special events throughout the week.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Veterans Advantage, PBC, announced today it will be the presenting sponsor for the eighth annual Veterans Week NYC along with other Fortune 500 sponsors at the New York City Veterans Day Parade on November 11th, 2019 and with special events throughout the week.
  • This year's parade marks the nation's 100th year of observing Veterans Day, formerly called Armistice Day.
  • "I am proud that Veterans Advantage is taking the lead honoring the service of those who have defended us and their families who have sacrificed so much."
  • Space is limited so interested parties must call to reserve at 1-866-VET-REWARDS (1-866-838-7392)
    The VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage is the Official Card of Veterans Week.

University of Phoenix Survey Finds About Half of US Adults can Define the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:07pm

A new University of Phoenix survey discovers that many U.S. adults could be losing sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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  • A new University of Phoenix survey discovers that many U.S. adults could be losing sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
  • Americans most often confused Memorial Day with Veterans Day, a holiday to thank living veterans for their sacrifice.
  • More than one in four (27 percent) described Memorial Day as a holiday honoring all military veterans.
  • As a result of the survey, the University hopes to encourage Americans to remember fallen service members this holiday.

Joshua Harris, Founder of Agency Growth Secrets, Reveals the Importance of Thanking Active Duty Military Service Members and Veterans on Thanksgiving and Every Day After

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

LARGO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Joshua Harris, founder of Agency Growth Secrets, recently reviewed the importance of thanking enlisted military members and veterans during the Thanksgiving holiday and every day after.

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  • LARGO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Joshua Harris, founder of Agency Growth Secrets, recently reviewed the importance of thanking enlisted military members and veterans during the Thanksgiving holiday and every day after.
  • I am thankful for the military service members who leave their home behind.
  • That is why I try to express thanks to our enlisted military and veterans every day through my actions.
  • Agency Growth Secrets leverages technology like machine learning and artificial intelligence to target individuals about to make a purchase.

Phil Kraft Gets His Day In Darien

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

DARIEN, Conn., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Kraft was honored after a lifetime of service on behalf of U.S. military veterans.

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  • DARIEN, Conn., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Kraft was honored after a lifetime of service on behalf of U.S. military veterans.
  • Kraft, who currently serves as executive director of the veterans' assistance organization HonorBound Foundation in Darien, was honored recently when Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson presented Kraft with a proclamation that declared May 5th as Phil Kraft Day in Darien.
  • "Phil has made it his mission to see that no veteran is ever forgotten," Stevenson said.
  • He's been a fixture at the town's annual Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day, Veterans Day and 9/11 celebrations for years as master of ceremonies.

Thoughts From Brandon Frere on Observing Holidays and Paying for the Time Off

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:05pm

Federal holidays are the most commonly recognized potential days off for employees.

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  • Federal holidays are the most commonly recognized potential days off for employees.
  • Businesses that cater to the public and day-to-day needs have a harder time closing down on the holidays.
  • Certain holidays like Christmas or Easter may observe shorter hours, but as not every person celebrates the same holidays, not everyone can keep the same business schedule.
  • Through those efforts, he gained an insider's look into the repayment process and the motivations behind the inflating student loan debt bubble.