Veteran's Day November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010 •

Photo Credit: Founders of America

While Veteran's Day is fast approaching, it is important to honor those men and women who have served and are serving to protect our rights, freedoms, and way of life. Remember on November 11, to thank your sailor, soldier, and airman; active, retired, or served.

Importance of Veteran's Day....

A veteran is more than just a military member who served or is serving our country, honorably, through times of war and piece. These are the individuals who gladly stepped up to the challenges met by our country to serve and protect, regardless of their opinions or biases. A veteran does what they do or did out of love, commitment, and honor. How amazing that an individual would commit themselves to a contract out of love for their fellow man. Veteran's have and are doing just that. They unfortunately sometimes have to justify the means of a situation both morally and politically, but they do it all un-selfishly and with Americans best interest in mind. So on November 11, if you know or see a veteran, thank them, shake their hand or hug them, because it is because of them that you and I are allowed to continue the freedoms that we so cherish!

Veteran's Day Discounts - November 11, 2010

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, restaurants, retail stores and
entertainment centers across the country are offering a variety of
discounts and deals for veterans and their families, firefighters and
police officers.

This list includes a few examples (some offer discounts year round) but
there may be others, so be sure to ask for a military discount when you
shop, dine or checkout! While I know that this list will continue to grown I want to go ahead and get it started and I will also continue to update the list as it grows.

*********RESTAURANTS -

Applebee's - Free dinners to veterans throughout the day.

Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage.

Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 16 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military.

Krispy Kreme - One free doughnut of any variety.

Red Robin - Free Appetizer with the Purchase of an Entree
Texas Roadhouse - Free Entree with ID; Applies at certain locations.

Dunkin Donuts - Every Tuesday in November, free coffee to veteran’s and active duty. You can also take advantage of their special program called the Veteran’s Advantage where you can recieve online discounts and a tribute coffee mug.

Hooters – 11/11, free meal with drink purchase, veteran’s and active duty only, show proof service

Chili’s – 11/11, free entree, for veteran’s and active duty only, simply show proof of service ....also select locations offer half off all food purchases year round when the service memeber is in uniform.

T.G.I. Friday’s – participating locations is giving anyone with an old or current military ID one free entrĂ©e with the purchase of another from November 11-14.


AAFES/All Exchange Services including NEX, CGX, and MCX - 60% off select items with use of scratchers.

Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.

Lowe's & Home Depot - 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve, retirees, honorably discharged vets and immediate family members.(Year Round.)

Sam's Club - Giving over 25,000 Hugo canes to veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership not required, supplies limited, check with local store. - Free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3album download. Album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Cabela's Outdoor Store - Employee discount to all vets, active-duty,reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts5% to 50%.

Build-a-Bear Workshop - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, receive 20% discount Nov.11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Big Lots - 10% discount for all veterants, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families with id.

Family Dollar - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.

Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.


Around the US: National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.

Knott's Berry Farm - Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26.

San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits to the Observation Deck,theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Historic Jamestown - Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.

Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.

Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all.

Birmingham Museum of Art - Free admission to the ticketed event"Life and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.

Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.

Green Bay (WI) New Zoo - Free admission to veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo - Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.

Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Nebraska museum.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.

Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military.

Colonial Williamsburg - offers free admission to active duty, guard, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents November 11th through November 14th, 2010. This great deal includes free parking, admission to the short film about Williamsburg, and use of the site’s shuttle buses. The service member need not be present. Free “Honoring Service to America” passes will be provided to immediate family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their DD Form 214.

A Thank You on Veteran's Day to all who have and are serving!!

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