FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2013
AARP Media Relations
AARP Salutes Veterans for their Dedication and
Commitment to Service
AARP will offer a special 30% membership discount and 10% of each membership will be donated to USO Warrior and Family Care Programs
En español | WASHINGTON– In honor of Veterans Day and in recognition of their dedication and commitment to service, AARP is offering a 30 percent membership discount for veterans, their families, and anyone interested in annual or multi-year memberships and renewals from November 8 through November 15, 2013.
To join, visit www.aarp.org/veteransday or call (888) 464-4366.
AARP will donate 10 percent of each discounted membership to USO Warrior and Family Care Programs, a comprehensive program that helps to provide long-term care for wounded, ill or injured warriors. In 2012, AARP and its members donated $169,000 dollars to USO Warrior and Family Care Programs as a result of the Veterans’ Day membership drive. This year, AARP hopes to reach or exceed its 2012 contribution.
“AARP commends the millions of veterans that have bravely served and sacrificed for our country,” said AARP Executive Vice President Steve Cone. “We also want to recognize the unsung heroes who are often overlooked: the parents and caregivers of our veterans, many of whom have made countless sacrifices to care for their loved ones as they return from war. AARP thanks our veterans and their families for their courage and we extend our appreciation for the men and women who selflessly defend our freedom.”
On November 11, USO is kicking off Every Moment Counts, a national campaign to rally Americans to show their gratitude to our troops by committing to help USO create and provide real, everyday moments for our troops and their families. To learn more about Every Moment Counts and show your gratitude for the sacrifices our troops and their families make everyday, visit www.USOMoments.org.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.