When it comes to perks associated with military life, we all know that the benefits pretty much end when you leave active duty — even though the struggles of recovering from military service might literally last a lifetime. So many of the discounts offered are for active duty or Guard and Reserve only. Even the National Parks pass and the Disney deals don’t apply to veterans.
But more and more organizations are realizing that the struggles don’t stop when the active duty ID card goes away. And they are starting to make a point of serving the veteran population as a whole.
Enter VetTix. Founded in 2008, the organization gives out free veteran tickets to all veterans, no matter when they served or how recently. They say that’s because they know reintegration is a long term problem that isn’t magically solved when you get out.