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Memorial Day

 

 

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Memorial Day means a great deal to us here at Freedom Jeep Chrysler in Killeen. Not only because many of our customers serve in the armed forces, but because several of our employees have as well. All of us at the dealership have the utmost respect for those who have given their lives for this country, and for those who still serve. In honor of this Memorial Day, we took a look back at the origins of this hallowed day.

While the exact origins of Memorial Day in the United States are not agreed upon by historians, people have been decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers since ancient times. Annual decoration days in cemeteries may be the earliest recorded origin of the practice in America. The tradition expanded during the American Civil War, with forces on both sides honoring “Decoration Day”. These originally focused on soldiers from either the north or the south, until by the 20th century when these different celebrations merged to honor all Americans who have died while performing their military duties. The first Northern Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868. There are conflicting reports on why this date was chosen, but it is generally agreed to be because there were no anniversaries of any major battles, and flowers were ready for harvesting in the North.

 

One of the longest running Memorial Day traditions is the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. The holiday was not commonly called Memorial Day until after World War II and was declared the official name in 1967.

At Freedom Jeep Chrysler, we honor Memorial Day by offering military members a $500 Military Discount in addition to our other offers. That means military members can own a 2018 Renegade for only $19,860 + tt&l, or a 2018 Wrangler Unlimited for only $31,865 + tt&l, with an additional $500 discount. It’s just our small way of honoring those who have given everything for this great country.

Help us observe Memorial Day with your Central Texas Jeep Authority, Freedom Jeep Chrysler in Killeen. Come see us for all of your Jeep and Chrysler buying needs in Killeen, serving Austin, Waco, Temple, Belton, Harker Heights, and Copperas Cove.

2018 Renegade Sport

STK# J29652

$25,860

Now only $19,860 + TT&L!

(half size)

-$500 for Military Members

Manufacturer’s Rebate subject to residency restrictions. Any customer not meeting the residency restrictions will receive a dealer discount in the same amount of the manufacturer’s rebate

MSRP $25,860, Dealer Discount $2,750, Retail Bonus Cash $1,000, Retail Consumer Cash $1,750, CCAP Bonus Cash $500, Sale Price $19,860 + TTL. W.A.C. in lieu of cash allowance on the 2018 Renegade Sport 4x4 (STK# J29652). Must finance through Chrysler Capital. Must be active, active reserve, retired military, retired military reserve, or an honorably discharged veteran within 12 months of your discharge date to qualify for Military Bonus Cash. Subject to residency restrictions. See dealer for details. Expires 06/03/19.



2018 Wrangler Unlimited Sport

STK# 153218



$35,365

Now only $31,865 + TT&L!

(half size)

-$500 for Military Members

Manufacturer’s Rebate subject to residency restrictions. Any customer not meeting the residency restrictions will receive a dealer discount in the same amount of the manufacturer’s rebate

MSRP $35,365, Dealer Discount $3,000, Jeep Celebration Bonus Cash $500, Sale Price $31,865 + TTL. W.A.C. in lieu of cash allowance on the 2018 Wrangler Unlimited Sport S 4x4 (STK# 153218). Must finance through Chrysler Capital. Must be active, active reserve, retired military, retired military reserve, or an honorably discharged veteran within 12 months of your discharge date to qualify for Military Bonus Cash. Subject to residency restrictions. See dealer for details. Expires 06/03/19.