At Caesars, we appreciate and honor the ongoing sacrifices made by active service members and veterans. Since 2013, Caesars has hired more than 2,000 veterans through our Hiring Heroes program. We’ve received 3,126 applications from veterans in 2016 alone.
We’ve also donated $1 million to veteran organizations and our HEROs have put in more than 4,000 hours aiding community veteran groups.
Harrah’s New Orleans veterans at yesterday’s flag raising ceremony.
Our locations throughout the U.S. host a variety of fun (and serious) events to make Veterans Day special for all. Read on to learn more:
Honoring Team Members Who Have Served
Caesars gives all our locations the option to share a corporate letter thanking veteran team members.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana is one of many gaming locations that opted in, purchasing a special commemorative coin to distribute to veterans and service members.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana active service member Norbert Bostock displays his commemorative coin and recognition letter.
Harrah’s New Orleans honored veteran team members yesterday with a property-wide team celebration, culminating in a flag raising at noon.
Celebrating Veterans Who Have Served
Many of our locations are inspiring veterans to play, providing discounts at restaurants like Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s Smoke and Rye and Harrah’s New Orleans’ Besh Steak. Our Tunica and Harrah’s New Orleans properties are honoring veteran guests with a complimentary meal in the buffets all day long, while Bally’s Atlantic City is hosting a luncheon for New Jersey Gold Star Mothers.
Groceries bags ready to be distributed as part of the Tunica locations’ food and clothing drive.
Supporting Veterans Who Have Served
While it’s important to honor and celebrate veterans, we also believe in serving those who have served, especially if they’re facing hardships.
As part of our HERO volunteer program, Horseshoe Southern Indiana is conducting a food and clothing drive to support the local VA hospital, as are the Tunica locations. Tunica in particular has set a goal to collect enough socks and tee shirts for 500 veterans at the Memphis VA Hospital.
Marine Corps service members get together with Harrah’s and Bally’s Atlantic City team members to make Toys for Tots donations.
Last weekend, Bally’s and Caesars Atlantic Cityculinary team members hosted an annual brunch for disabled veterans at the Vineland Veterans’ Home, featuring food donated from Caesars properties. In addition, Atlantic City locations are kicking off the holiday season early via their Toys for Tots partnership with the Marine Corps, hosting 30 organizers at Bally’s Atlantic City.
Tunica locations are also getting ready for the holidays by gathering on Veterans Day to write holiday greeting cards for distribution to the Millington, Tenn., Naval, Army and Army Reserve Base.
On this Veterans Day, Caesars thanks all veterans for their service, especially our team members and guests!