Honoring the fallen

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  • By Defense Commissary Agency

FORT GREGG-ADAMS, Virginia – Honoring the sacrifices of fallen service members on Memorial Day, May 29, is personal for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and that connection empowers employees to do their best in delivering the commissary benefit, said the agency’s senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director.

“Many of our associates have close ties to the military – nearly 65 percent of our commissary workforce are either spouses and other family members, active duty members, reservists, military retirees or veterans,” Saucedo said. “We know the sacrifices our customers have made and continue to make for this country, and we honor them by doing our best every day around the world to deliver their benefit.”

The modern-day commissary benefit has been serving the military community for more than 200 years. Today that benefit saves eligible patrons at least 25 cents on the dollar when they shop regularly at their store.

Saucedo encourages commissary patrons to access the DeCA website at commissaries.com to check out the Savings Center for current promotions, featured recipes, “Your Everyday Savings” items, the current sales flyer, commissary store brands and more.

“We always look upon Memorial Day as a call to rededicate our efforts to be THE grocery provider of choice for our eligible patrons – delivering a vital benefit exclusively for our military community and their families,” Saucedo said.