This week we honor and pay tribute to our veterans, men and women to whom our nation is forever indebted to for their services and their sacrifices.
Entrepreneurs across the United States are paying tribute in their own way by offering tours, a free workout, meals, various goods and services this week or through the end of the year to our veterans, active service members and in some cases family members.
2014 Veterans Day Travel and Recreation Discounts:
*NEW* Boston Bruins – In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night on Monday, November 10, all military will receive 20% off at the ProShop and all Fan Zone locations on the night of the game.
Busch Gardens — Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11….
Fairfax County Park Authority – Veterans and their immediate family members get complimentary RECenter admission on November 11.
Harley-Davidson Museum — The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to military members and families on November 8, 9, and 11 in honor of Veterans Day. …
2014 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
Barnes and Noble — Veterans, active duty military members and their families get a 15% discount on all Barnes and Noble Devices on November 11. In-store only.
Bass Pro Shops — Active duty and retired military can receive a 10% discount off regularly priced merchandise on November 11….
The events and offerings listed in the article have been confirmed by Military.com “through press release or direct communication with the company….Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day programs — be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.”
USA Today (excerpt/edited)
- Get a free haircut. Veterans who visit Great Clips shops on Nov. 11, can either receive a free haircut — or a card for a free haircut to redeem by Dec. 31….
- Sip a free beer. Restaurants owned by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries (including Gordon Biersch Brewery, Rock Bottom, Old Chicago Pizza and ChopHouse & Brewery) offer a free craft beer to active and retired military on Tuesday….
- Get your junk hauled, free. For disabled veterans, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling locations, will offer free junk removal to disabled vets who book on Veterans Day.
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Pursuant to an article written by Phillip Grey of The Leaf Chronicle, TGIFridays, Applebee’s and Olive Garden among others are doing their part for our vets and those in active duty.
Military Benefits – 2014 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals (edited)
2014 Veterans Day discounts, free meals, deals and sales. As Veterans Day approaches we will continually update this list as restaurant’s and companies announce their Veteran’s Day specials. Typically most announce a week to days before….
Hooters Free Meal
Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country. Offer valid 11/11/14.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House Free Meal
All day long Hoss’s isserving up their Hossome “American Value” meals absolutely free for veterans. Valid I.D. is required
Hurricane Grill & Wings
Tuesday, November 11th Veterans and active duty military personnel receive a complimentary meal and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on Veterans Day. Menu items include: Grilled Chicken, Caesar Salad, 10 Wings, Fish and Chips, Chicken Sandwich (Crispy/Grilled), Burger Sliders, Pulled Pork Quesadilla. Verification through ID or Uniform. Participating locations only….
On Veteran’s Day, November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At some locations, the Red, White and Blue pancakes will be featured as part of a free combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns….
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Above is merely the tip of the iceberg; the list of offers on Military.Com and Military Benefits are endless.
As noted on their website, Military Benefits noted that since some businesses are still displaying 2013 offers on their websites, veterans should call the restaurant in advance to ensure that their offers are still in effect. In addition, it is wise to call the particular franchise one intends to visit in advance to confirm whether or not that they are participating in the offer.
There is no shortage of things to do, places to go and offers to enjoy. In addition, many veterans’ organizations such as AMVETS, VFW, DAV, the American Legion among others offer lunch and/or dinner on or around Veterans Day.
The Wounded Warrior Project’s website has an event finder, which is quite informative and not just for Veterans’ Day. Visit here for events in your area or to register an event.
Finally, remember our men and women in service abroad. “Let No Hero Be Forgotten.” Please check out Operation Care Packages whose goal is to “support our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement.”
As noted on their website,
We are an all volunteer not for profit organization, dedicated to our goal of making sure that no deployed Hero goes without mail.
For security and privacy purposes, we do not share names or information of troops on our list for ‘adoption’. However, you can choose to ‘Sponsor A Package’ or visit our ‘How You Can Help’ page.
America is the home of the free because of the brave because of the men and women who serve, our veterans, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and their families.
We thank you for your service. God bless you.