Saluting Our Veterans: A Marketplace Made for U.S. Service Members

Happy Veteran’s Day, 5milers!

Did you know that Veterans’ Day has been a public holiday since 1939? Yep, every year (Nov. 11) we honor U.S. military veterans for their service to the country.

And in the spirit of Al King, the Kansas shoe shop owner who first suggested “All Veterans’ Day,” we’d like to salute all of our 5miles members and neighbors who proudly served. A handful you can find today provide services and even offer special discounts to fellow vets in the community, including:

Veteran-owned and -operated Bojo Junk Removal and Moving Service, which services North Texas
  • Carlos Bojorquez 1Carlos Bojorquez of Dallas, a seven-year Army reservist who owns Bojo Junk Removal and Moving Service
  • Tom Bouress of Coppell, Texas, a disabled Army veteran (1970-74) with support and emotional support dog experience who now has a pet sitting and dog walking business
  • Preston Johnson of Houston, a 12-year combat veteran and certified-personal trainer who offers personal training services through 5miles
  • Ronald Lind of Voorhees Township, NJ, an Army National Guard reservist who has a commercial and residential construction company, RDL Construction, which serves the Greater Philadelphia area
  • Sasha Mone’t of Miami, who has a residential cleaning and lawn care business that offers discounts up to 15 percent to veterans and the disabled
  • Nicholas Peters of Austin, who has a veteran-owned and -operated business, Express U.S., which offers both car detailing and carpet and tile cleaning in Central Texas
  • VeteransJairud Simmons of Corpus Christi, Texas, a former Army reservist who did a tour in Afghanistan and now owns JS Lawn Services, which gives discounts to veterans, police officers, fire fighters, and other heroes
  • Benjamin Wilcox of Cypress, Texas, an ASE-certified automotive technician who proudly offers active duty and veteran military discounts

5miles is proud to provide a free local marketplace for our vets. Download, list or search the app for patriotic items and services in your neighborhood.

Recruiting vets? Looking for work? Use our Jobs feature.

Have a veteran’s story? Share it in the comments.






Saluting Our Veterans: A Marketplace Made for U.S. Service Members
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2 thoughts on “Saluting Our Veterans: A Marketplace Made for U.S. Service Members

  • November 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for including me in this blog. I appreciate it! Vets, First Responders, Teachers and Active Military ALWAYS get a discount on my Personal Training Rates. Reach out to me and I’d be happy to give you a consultation and figure out how to help you reach your goals. I”m mobile and can generally move around the city of HOUSTON, Texas. I also do online training, boot camps, meal planning and of course in person training. Cheapest trainer in Houston because i don’t do it for the money, but do it to see my clients real their goals.


    • November 16, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you, Preston. We appreciate YOU, and wish you all the best as you grow your business.

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