Veterans Day marks an important day in U.S. history- the anniversary of the end of World War I.
In 1919, President Wilson commemorated the first Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) with these words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
On this day every year, we honor U.S. Veterans and victims of all wars, and businesses all over America show their gratitude by offering discounts and freebies like the ones below. If you’re a veteran reading this, thank you. We hope you enjoy a Happy Veterans Day “on the house”.
Das Bier Garden – Jupiter: Das Bier Garden in Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa is buying our military heroes a beer! On November 11th and 12th, 2018, they are offering one draft beer of choice on the house with a valid active duty military, veteran, or retired ID. For more information, go to dasbeergarden.com.
Boston’s on the Beach – Delray Beach: Boston’s on the Beach, a premier sports bar in Delray Beach, is saluting heroes by offering free meals to all past and present service members on Nov. 11. from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., up to $20 in value. Military ID or proof of service is required. For more information, go to bostonsonthebeach.com.
Brooklyn Water Bagel – Boca Raton: The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel, a popular restaurant known for its Brooklyn-style bagels and iced coffee made with frozen coffee ice cubes, is offering free hot coffee for veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11 to thank them for their service at participating locations. This offer is limited to one per guest, and you must present military ID to redeem it. For more information, go to brooklynwaterbagel.com.
Ancestry.com: Through Nov. 12, the collection of more than 250 million military records will be available for free to the public, not just Ancestry members. The collection includes draft cards, service records and prisoner and casualty lists.
Applebee’s: Get a free, full-size entrée from a special menu with eight selections, on Nov. 11 at participating restaurants. Active duty and other veterans are eligible, with proof of service such as military ID, DD-214, membership card from a veterans organization, etc. The restaurant chain’s goal is to serve 1 million free meals to veterans.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: BJ’s Restaurant has a free meal for veterans on Veterans Day. Get a complimentary entree priced up to $12.95 plus a soft drink. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is also celebrating military heroes with the “Buy a Hero a Pizookie” program during the month of November. If you are current or former military, you can claim a FREE Pizookie by going HERE. If you wish to help military heroes enjoy a FREE Pizookie, contribute in restaurant during the month of November. For more details see the BJ’s Veterans Day page.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings has a complimentary order of wings with a side of fries for active and retired armed services members on Veterans Day.
California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military are entitled to a free entree on Veterans Day at California Pizza Kitchen. Choose a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu of pizzas, pastas and salads*. You can find the Veterans Day menu and more details at: California Pizza Veterans Day Menu. Veterans will also receive a card to redeem for a buy one, get one free offer on pizza, pasta, or salad during a return visit Nov. 12-18.
Chipotle: Buy one, get one free from open to close on Nov. 11. The offer applies to burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders. Active duty, Guard and Reserve members, military spouses and retirees are eligible, with valid ID. Limit one free menu item per military ID.
Denny’s: Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon, Nov. 12, at participating restaurants. Eligible are active, Guard and Reserve, retirees and other veterans. Must show military ID or DD-214.
Dunkin' Donuts: Get one free doughnut at participating restaurants, on Sunday, Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible.
Golden Corral: Golden Corral announced that on Monday, November 12, 2018 (the Monday after Veterans Day), the buffet chain will once again serve more than 330,000 active duty and retired military personnel with a free dinner buffet and beverage.
Hooters: Hooters will serve a free entree from a special menu to veterans and active military on Veterans Day. A beverage purchase is required. Hooters announced the Veterans Day deal on Facebook.
Little Caesar’s: Little Caesars Pizza is offering all veterans and active military a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018. The Lunch Combo features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish pepperoni pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. The pizza chain announced the promo on the Little Caesar’s Veterans Day page.
Red Lobster: Get a free appetizer (six choices) or dessert (five choices) from a special menu on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. Active duty, Guard and Reserve and other veterans are eligible with proof of service.
TooJay’s: Get a free entree from a special menu featuring 13 different items on Nov. 11. Active duty and other veterans are eligible. TooJay’s restaurants are in various Florida locations.
Vet Tix: Get tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation, year-round. A small delivery fee is required to receive the free tickets. All currently serving military, veterans, and their family members, and immediate family members of troops killed in action are eligible for tickets through this nonprofit organization.