Veterans and Active Duty Military receive a free Signature Dish at Applebee’s on November 11.
Veterans receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coke at Outback from November 7-11.
Chili’s is giving one of 6 meals free to Veterans on November 11.
The Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5-9 pm.
Famous Dave’s is offering free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location.
Hooter’s is giving vets 10 free wings with the purchase of a drink on Veterans Day.
Krispy Kreme is giving a free donut to active duty and retired military at participating stores.
McCormick & Schmick’s is giving a free lunch or dinner to vets on Sunday, Nov 13 at participating locations.
Texas Roadhouse is giving free lunch (11 am-2pm) to veterans on November 11.
TGI Fridays is doing a BOGO free for veterans from November 11-14.
Uno Chicago Grill is giving a Veterans Day discount of 19.43% from November 7-11.
Denny’s is giving a free grand slam breakfast to vets on November 11 at participating locations.
The Spaghetti Warehouse is offering a BOGO free coupon to be used on November 11. It is open to everyone, not just veterans. The coupon should come up when you go to their site.
Participating Subway locations are giving a free 6″ sub to veterans. Check to make sure yours is participating.
Tim Horton’s is giving veterans a free star spangled donut while supplies last on Veterans Day at US locations only.
Sam’s Club locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2011 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance.
Dollar General is giving a 10% discount on Veterans Day.
Grace for Vets is working with local car washes to give vets a free car wash. Check the link for locations.
7-11 is giving a free small slurpee to vets on November 11 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13th. The complimentary ticket, which is good for the entire weekend, includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system.
All National Park Service locations will be free this weekend, from November 11-13.
Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile. Valid November 1-24.
B&B for Vets has teamed up with 485 Bed and Breakfast locations across the US and Canada that will be offering veterans a free nights stay on November 10. Reservations can be made here.
America’s Incredible Pizza Company (St. Louis and St. Peters, MO) is giving a free meal Nov. 11th. Call ahead to verify hours and locations.
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA) is offering free admission for veterans, military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who show valid service ID on November 11, 2011.
Brevard Zoo (Melbourne, FL), Nov. 11-13 is giving veterans free admission with proof of service.
The Des Moines Botanical Garden is giving veterans and their families free admission on November 11.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The day was chosen because the date marked the end of World War I. Canada and England celebrate Remembrance Day. We all took part in both world wars and the day is one to look back and remember the heros that came before us.
The day in the United States has lost it’s meaning. From what I have observed in the civilian world, it’s just another day. To many, a holiday doesn’t county unless they are off work or out of school. Sad as it is, it’s true.
My sister sent me the link to a blog she reads. I think it says it best. “Although we celebrate Veteran’s Day here in the United States, it seems that it has lost some of its meaning. Whenever I have traveled to Canada or England prior to November 11th, the entire country seems to be awash in poppies with everyone wearing the symbol from World War One as a reminder of the sacrifices veterans have made for their respective countries. There is nothing like that here in the United States and every year I ask why. This year, in England, in addition to the poppies, veterans groups are trying to push the sale of a two minute record. The record is two minutes of silence and it has a very good chance of going to #1 on the charts because of the passion people have in England for recognizing the service veterans made for their country. I think it is amazing that people are willing to spend almost $2 on two minutes of silence in support of such a great cause.
The two minutes is because typically at 11 a.m. local time there is two minutes of silence. World War One officially ended at 11:11 on 11/11 hence where we get the date of our Veteran’s Day and what Canada and the UK call Remembrance Day.”
A preview of the video can also be seen here.