Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yrdandgardenhandyman, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 953

    Since I often give a bit of a break to any family that has a husband or wife in the service of our country, would it be appropriate of me to advertise the fact that I am a wartime veteran myself? Has anybody used this angle in their advertisements to hook potential customers?
    Now please, don't let this get sidetracked or hijacked into a thread about whether we should be offering discounts to vets.
  2. ProCare Lawn Service

    ProCare Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Why not? Whatever works.
  3. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 700

    Last year I mowed a lawn for an activated Guardsman in Afghanistan. I did it for very, very cheap and I sure wasn't making any money with it. But, I was proud to do it and I would sure do it again. For all of these men and women fighting for our freedom, we owe them so much respect and gratitude.
  4. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    you got that right
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    ABSOLUTLY! and Thank You.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I agree fully. It is NOT bragging. It is something that you did, and accomplished. It was for good reason,...not solely for yourself. It's sort of reminds me of the guys who meet up with each other and talk about Nam. They can do that, because they were there. I've always gone by the OLD rule, of something I once read on a patch. It said something to the effect of. "Vietnam....if you weren't there, ...shut up."

    Anyway, like I say, you earned it, you deserve it. It is an admirable trait.
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Some really good posts here. If I lived where you did, I would advertise it. Where I live, it would probably hurt more than help. The reason? I live live in an area that is overrun with spineless malingering academia. Sorry...just had to vent a little. :cool2:

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