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Gravely Honors Veterans with Four Day Salute to Honor Sale

Starting on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, Gravely is offering 10 percent off all outdoor power ​​equipment, including the Atlas JSV, to active, retired and separated members of the United States Armed Forces. The promotion will run through Saturday, Nov. 14, and is valid at authorized Gravely dealers only. ​​​

About Veterans Day​ ​

​According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "World War I – known at the time as 'The Great War' - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of 'the war to end all wars.'

"In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: 'To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…'

"Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word 'Armistice' and inserting in its place the word 'Veterans.' With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars."

Gravely and Veterans
Gravely has a long history supporting the Armed Forces. Most recently, Gravely sponsored the National Association of Landscape Professional's​Renewal and Remembrance event in Washington D.C. Gravely had a crew of more than 15 employees at Arlington National Cemetary ​to participate in a day of landscaping and beautifying at the national monument.

Gravely also has the privledge of employing veterans in both office and manufacturing environments across the country. 

Salute to Honor Veterans Day Sale Terms and Conditions​
Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. The 10 percent will be taken off the advertised price of the equipment. ​​Discount available at authorized dealers only and cannot be used at equipment purchased through third party dealers. Offer valid through Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.