Veterans Day – Honoring All Who Have Served

November 9, 2015

Veterans Day is a special day set aside to recognize and celebrate military service members for their dedication and loyalty. Many of us will gather in parks, main streets, and school gymnasiums across the country to pay homage to all those great men and women brave enough to fight for what we all believe in – our freedom.

Sadly, the majority of us think of this commemorative holiday as a day off from school, or an opportunity to take advantage of some retail and online store savings. Nothing irks me more than the barrage of television radio, and social media ads bombarding us with deals, without ever mentioning why we acknowledge this special day. For the few that actually do- it is very disingenuous.

Don’t get me wrong, we all love a good deal, and we’ll take one when we get it, but we have to put things in perspective and take time to reflect on those mothers, fathers, sons, friends, and neighbors who willingly put themselves in harm’s way – many times while we were out shopping!

At JR, we love our heroes, and to show our support and gratitude for the troops, JR Cigar automatically applies a 10% military discount to all orders shipped to APO and FPO addresses around the world. This discount makes it easy and affordable for spouses, family, and friends to send their well wishes and a little extra something to thank them for their service.

We even take this privilege one-step further with our stunning premium tribute cigar the American Eagle.

Constructing the unique wrapper on these sticks took a stroke of genius, lots of hard work, and a handful of highly skilled artisans who were up for the task. A Connecticut broadleaf, a Central American Candela, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut Natural, are hand layered and specially designed to duplicate the exact look of the camouflage design found on a soldiers uniform. Underneath this tasty façade is a blend of the finest aged long filler tobaccos from the most fertile growing regions of the Dominican Republic.

The finished product is fashioned in just one size – a stately torpedo.

This patriotic figurado has a medium-bodied strength profile with abundant notes of spice, pepper, savory nuts, and a subtle essence of sweet, creamy caramel that lingers on the palate. Fragrant, beautifully built and delicious, the American Eagle Torpedo is a cigar that you will take pride in displaying, while you simultaneously enjoy its intricate well-balanced flavors.

Now for the best part …

A portion of each American Eagle sold will go to support the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill, and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, guaranteeing that they have the resources needed during their recovery and transition back to their communities.

When you indulge in the American Eagles cigar you’re not just buying a top-quality smoke, you are also supporting freedom and those who protect it.


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