Veterans Day is coming up this Thursday, Nov. 11th and below you’ll find 30+ opportunities for veterans and their families to celebrate this year.
This list includes free meals, food deals, entertainment and travel discounts, retail reductions, and service deals for all Veterans to enjoy as a thank you for their service.
Free Meals for Veterans
There are so many restaurants participating in Veterans Day this year and offering free meals for veterans.
Bob Evans Restaurant is providing a comforting meal to veterans and active-duty military. Enjoy a FREE special menu on Nov. 11.
California Pizza Kitchen
Veteran and active-duty guests are invited to California Pizza Kitchen to enjoy a complimentary entree and beverage when they dine in. Plus, all veterans that dine in will receive a BOGO offer that is valid from Nov. 12 through Nov. 20.
Cotton Patch Cafe
On Veterans Day, the Cotton Patch Café, with locations all over Texas as well as New Mexico and Oklahoma, will be offering a FREE Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken to all veterans and active-duty military.
Continuing a long-standing tradition of honoring our servicemen and women, Denny’s is once again offering a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast to all active, inactive, and retired military personnel.
Thanking veterans with a meal, all day on Nov. 11, 2021, Famous Dave’s BBQ is offering one FREE Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich plus One Side to all military personnel for either dine-in or to-go or ordering online (using the code “VETERAN”).
Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue
U.S. active duty personnel and veterans get a Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich and one swoon-worthy side on dine-in and takeout orders on Veterans day.
Proudly honoring those who serve, Outback Steakhouse is offering a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Coca Cola product to all veterans and active military on November 11, 2021.
On Thursday, November 11, veterans and active-duty military can receive a FREE appetizer or dessert while dining in at a local Red Lobster.
As a Red Robin Royalty member, veterans and active military will have their FREE Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries offer good from Nov. 1 through Nov. 14, automatically uploaded to their dashboard.
In honor of Veterans Day, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Yard House is offering veterans and active-duty military a complimentary appetizer. The free appetizer is dine-in only and no purchase is necessary.
Food Deals for Veterans
The following food deals for Veterans are a great way to save money on a meal on Veterans Day and beyond.
All service members and first responders receive 10% off any visit to Carrabba’s on Veterans Day and year-round.
El Pollo Loco
On Veterans Day (and year-round), El Pollo Loco offers a 15% discount (maximum value of $1.50) to those who serve the community, which includes police officers, firefighters, EMTs, federal law enforcement agents and military personnel.
Veteran and active-duty service members can enjoy 10% off on purchases at Luna Grill on Veterans Day and all year round.
Texas de Brazil
Offering a Heroes Discount, at Texas de Brazil on Veterans Day (and year-round) they offer a 20% discount on dinner and lunch prices (salad area also) for service members.
Veterans Day Military Discounts
Academy Sports + Outdoors
From Oct. 24 through Nov. 14, members of the military and first responders receive 10% off in-store and online purchases.
Maker of iconic men and women’s work gear, Carhartt offers all verified members of the military a 25% discount on apparel and accessories, on Veterans Day and year-round.
Saluting members of the military, Champion offers a discount in thanks for your service. Get 10% off your online purchase on Veterans Day and year-round.
Saluting U.S. military members including active-duty, reserves, Guard, retirees and veterans, Cole Haan offers an exclusive 20% discount for online purchases on Veterans Day and year-round.
Famous for its durable workwear, Dickies offers a 10% military discount on Veterans Day, as well as year-round.
Athletic footwear, sports equipment and apparel retailer Eastbay is offering a 15% discount to all active and retired U.S. military personnel, on Veterans Day (and year-round).
To active duty, reserve and retired military members, on Veterans Day (and year-round), Footlocker offers a 15% discount.
Veterans, reservists, and active members of the U.S. armed forces can get 30% off their purchase of affordable athletic wear at HYLETE on Veterans Day and (year-round).
Active-duty members of the military, (and their spouses) and active emergency first responders receive a 15% in-store and online discount at Lululemon.
Military members and veterans can enjoy 15% off their purchases at Michaels on Veterans Day (and year-round).
The North Face
In appreciation for their service, The North Face proudly offers a 10% discount to all active, reservists, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel and to spouses and dependents of active personnel.
Get 10% Off two separate purchases for Any Active-Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families when you join Target Circle & verify your military status (Ends 11/13).
Veterans can count on Under Armour® to provide a 20% discount on purchases made by active-duty service members, retirees, veterans, military spouses and military family members.
To honor military personnel, Vera Bradley proudly offers a special 15% discount on online purchases on Veterans Day (and year-round).
Entertainment & Travel Discounts for Veterans
This list includes places that offer free admission for veterans on Veterans Day, along with some other places that are offering Veterans Day discounts.
9/11 Memorial and Museum
Paying tribute to our country’s veterans during their annual Salute to Service, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is offering FREE admission to veterans and half-price Museum tickets for up to three guests from Saturday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 14.
Aquarium of the Pacific
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering FREE admission for veterans and military personnel from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., veterans, including their immediate family, can enjoy FREE admission at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
In honor of our nation’s veterans, Mount Vernon offers FREE admission to all active duty, former or retired military personnel on Nov. 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a special event showing.
Together with Regions Bank, Nashville Zoo invites active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families to receive FREE admission during Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families, receive discounts off admission to the Nashville Zoo throughout the year.
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Admission to the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO is FREE for veterans and active-duty military personnel, Saturday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
The economical hotel chain with over 650 properties offers active and retired military personnel a 10% discount year-round with promo code: VP#606730
World of Coca-Cola
Active-duty, reserves, and retired military members enjoy free admission year-round. However, on Veterans Day, they extend an additional offer to friends and family. From Nov. 5 through Nov. 14, members of the Armed Forces receive a 50% discount on up to four general admission tickets when purchasing online.
Service Deals for Veterans
Grace for Vets
Honoring current members of the military as well as those who have served, Grace for Vets thanks you with a FREE car wash each year on Nov. 11.
During their annual promotion, Veterans and active military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and receive either a FREE haircut that day or a FREE haircut card to use at a later date.
I think it is important to teach our children to honor the men and women who sacrifice their lives daily so we can live ours!
To help you with this I have gathered what I consider to be some of the greatest FREE Veteran’s Day Activities for Kids available.
For the most up-to-date list of Veterans Day specials, timings and locations, as well as more info on which entities require proof of service, make sure to check back to Offers.com’s full guide.