Apple Honors Veterans Day With New Section on App Store

Apple today opened up a new section of its iOS App Store called "For Those Who Serve" in honor of Veterans Day today, November 11. The company said that the collection of apps within the new category focus on "the latest military news, essential health and wellness info, and other valuable tools for everyday life." Each app in the section can be found listed below.

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News
- MarinesMobile [Direct Link]
- US Army News & Information [Direct Link]
- The Official U.S. Navy App [Direct Link]
- AF Link [Direct Link]
- Military News from Stars and Stripes [Direct Link]
- Military 24/7 for iPhone [Direct Link]

Resources
- Hero Care by American Red Cross [Direct Link]
- Blue Star Families [Direct Link]
- USAA Mobile [Direct Link]
- Transition by Military.com [Direct Link]
- USCG HSWL [Direct Link]
- Base Directory [Direct Link]
- RallyPoint [Direct Link]
- Vetmoji [Direct Link]
- Army OneSource Services Locator [Direct Link]

Wellness
- Charity Miles [Direct Link]
- Sesame Street for Military Families [Direct Link]
- PTSD Coach [Direct Link]
- Moving Forward [Direct Link]
- Stay Quit Coach [Direct Link]
- MOVE! Coach [Direct Link]
- Navy PRT [Direct Link]
- Mindfulness Coach [Direct Link]
- Army First Aid [Direct Link]
- Headspace [Direct Link]
- Calm [Direct Link]

Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted out support for military veterans this morning, including those working within Apple. There's a new "Saluting Our Veterans" section on Apple Music today as well, featuring playlists filled with music handpicked by "a diverse group of former service members."


Veterans Day is held annually in the United States on November 11, as a way to celebrate and remember individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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42 months ago

I too salute the veterans. However, why is it that Memorial Day and Veterans Day feel like the same celebration?


Memorial Day is for those who have died while serving in the military
Veterans Day is for those who have served in the military
Armed Forces Day is for those serving in the military

maybe I didn't get your ask correct though
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42 months ago
A big thanks to all our veterans!
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42 months ago
Thanks Apple.
Semper Fi and RIP for my father, uncle and cousin.
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42 months ago
For any fellow veterans looking to buy Apple products, they are eligible for the military discount on Apple's online store. ('http://militarybenefits.info/apple-military-discount/')

It is about 5-15% off depending on the product and is for any day of the year, not just holidays.

Thank you Apple for showing veterans support, and not just on one day a year.
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42 months ago
Quick history lesson:

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, honors the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. That's why it's always 11/11 (but usually honored on the nearest business day). Memorial Day honor those who passed away in the service. Armed Forces Day is for those who serve.

I've had a number of family members serve and I'm glad to see Apple setting up a special section for a group that I think deserves having some special attention.
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