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Lt. Dan Supports Hiring Our Heroes Campaign

Walmart welcomed Lt. Dan to Bentonville Monday to celebrate Veterans Day at the home office.
Bentonville, AR - Walmart welcomed Lt. Dan to Bentonville Monday to celebrate Veterans Day at the home office.

The world's biggest retailer has hired more than 20,000 veterans since Memorial Day, and the companies "Welcome Home Commitment" brought actor Gary Sinise to town to add his support.

"I'm always looking to try to raise awareness for our veterans and gain support and help people with their mission," he says. "I'm very impressed with what they're doing with our veteran community. I interact with the veteran community every day, I'm out there constantly trying to serve the needs of our military men and women, so joining forces with people who are very much into doing the same thing and doing great work on that front, that's my passion."

Sinise says the United States has the most advanced and technically skilled military the world has ever seen, and he hopes more companies take advantage of the skill sets our veterans hold after leaving the Armed Forces.

"Get them to work, because by doing that we're going to help our economy, we're going to help our nation," he says. "Very highly qualified people are coming out of the military and they're a great asset for any company."

Walmart also announced plans to donate $2 million to Operation Homefront and Fisher House to provide toys meals and lodging to military families. The money will also help bring hundreds of active duty service members home for the holidays.
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