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Submitted by Vietnam Veteran Dale (and Kathy) Uecker, Appleton Wisconsin

Sears –  Christmas shopping this year.  

I  know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn’t  always my first choice. It’s amazing when you  think of how long the war has lasted and Sears  hasn’t withdrawn from their commitment. Could we  each buy at least one thing at Sears this year? 

How does Sears treat  its employees who are called up for military  duty? By law, they are required to hold their  jobs open and available, but nothing more.  Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose  benefits as a result of being called up for  active duty.

Sears is voluntarily  paying the difference in salaries and  maintaining all benefits, including medical  insurance and bonus programs, for all called up  reservist employees for up to two years. 

I submit that Sears is  an exemplary corporate citizen and should be  recognized for its contribution. I suggest we  all shop at Sears at least once, and be sure to  find a manager to tell them why we are there so  the company gets the positive reinforcement  & feedback it well deserves. 

Pass it on. 

I decided to check  this before I sent it forward. So I sent the  following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service  Department:

I  received this e-mail and I would like to know if  it is true. If it is, the internet may have just  become one very good source of advertisement for  your company. I know I would go out of my way to  buy products from Sears instead of another store  for a like item, even if it’s cheaper at that  store.

This is their answer  to my e-mail:

Dear  Customer:

Thank  you for contacting Sears.The information is  factual. We appreciate your positive feedback. 

Sears  regards service to our country as one of  greatest sacrifices our young men and women can  make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the  burden they bear at this time. 

Bill  Thorn
Sears  Customer Care <>  

Please pass this on to  all your friends. Sears needs to be recognized  for this outstanding contribution and we need to  show them as Americans, we do appreciate what  they are doing for our military!!! 

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