Walmart, Sam's Club and Operation Homefront to Host Saluting Heroes Together Event on Armed Forces Day

Fri May 10, 2013 12:00pm EDT

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Walmart, Sam's Club and Operation Homefront to Host Saluting Heroes Together Event on Armed Forces Day

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark.May 10, 2013 – Walmart, Sam's Club and Operation Homefront will host a community-wide event on Armed Forces Day to help pay tribute and honor the brave men and women who have or are currently serving in the U.S. military.

Local Walmart associates who served in the military will be available for interviews regarding Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home hiring commitment as well as their personal experiences working at Walmart and transitioning back into civilian life.  


Michael Bender, President of Walmart West

Jack Chirrick, Executive Director, Operation Homefront - California

Walmart Associates


Walmart will launch the Veterans Welcome Home commitment on Memorial Day, May 27th, to offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months. The company plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. As part of this commitment, Walmart has set a goal of a 30-day hiring process – 30 days from job application to hire – for any veteran who qualifies.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

11:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT


Walmart Supercenter (store #2479)

Marketplace at the Grove Shopping Center

3412 College Avenue

San Diego, CA 92115


Please RSVP by Thursday, May 16th with Melissa Cameron, Southwest Strategies at 858-541-7800 or 1-800-331-0085.


About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our more than 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at Online merchandise sales are available at and

/PRNewswire -- May 10, 2013/

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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