Dollar General Honors Our Heroes for Memorial Day

May 24, 2019

Dollar General is proud to continue to honor our heroes this Memorial Day. Dollar General is a longstanding supporter of the military community through initiatives including exclusive discounts to active military, veterans and their immediate family members, outreach with the military communities through its military employee resource group, founding of the Paychecks for Patriots program, which supports service members’ transition to civilian life through meaningful employment opportunities, and more

As friends and family gather this Memorial Day, Dollar General joins them in recognizing our military communities and their sacrifices.  If you plan on participating in Memorial Day events, here are a few local and national opportunities:
  • Attend or walk in a Memorial Day parade
  • Place a flag or flowers on the grave of a fallen soldier
  • Thank a veteran or current military service member
  • Fly the American flag at half staff until noon
  • Donate or volunteer for an organization that supports families of fallen soldiers
  • Pause for the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
In addition to paying respect to our troops, Memorial Day weekend can be a time to gather with family and friends to appreciate the day. A popular way to recognize Memorial Day is by hosting a cookout or barbecue. From sides to drinks, discover recipes with Dollar General Easy Meals. Easy go-to recipes like these barbecue bacon cheeseburgers or marinated shrimp can be made in 30 minutes or less, so you can spend more quality time with your guests and participating in Memorial Day events.  

Whether customers are spending time at a Memorial Day parade, backyard barbecue or quality time with family, Dollar General has all the necessary items to have an affordable holiday weekend.
To learn more about Dollar General’s support of the military communities, please visit the Dollar General Careers site here

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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