Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial kick off to summer, but more importantly, it’s a day to celebrate those who have given their lives to serve in the United States military.
Country music superstar Toby Keith learned the importance of respecting the U.S. military and their sacrifices from a young age. His father was an Army veteran and encouraged Keith to play on the USO tour as a way to give back to the military and help lift the spirits of deployed soldiers. Keith spent 11 years playing USO shows, and it only strengthened his respect for our armed forces and everything they do to protect their country every day.
Diamond Celebrity ambassador and country music icon Travis Tritt has worked closely with military veterans throughout his career and holds the U.S. armed forces in high esteem. He was invited years ago to participate in a video to support military veterans, and after getting to know some of their stories, Tritt spent six years serving as a celebrity spokesperson for the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tritt says those were some of the most rewarding years of his life because he got to know so many real life heroes in the process.
U.S. wounded veteran and professional golfer Chad Pfeifer has been a Diamond Celebrity ambassador for many years, and he competes every year in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Pfeifer sat down with Diamond Resorts CEO Mike Flaskey and professional golfer and model Blair O’Neal to talk about finding his passion for golf while in recovery and his experience hosting Diamond events.
Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel can save 10% off the Best Available Rate at Diamond-managed properties year-round. Visit the Deals section on DiamondResortsandHotels.com for more information.