Veterans Day honors those who have served our country’s military. The sacrifices that soldiers make usually go far beyond their appointed duties. As a way to give thanks, many businesses offer Veterans Day discounts and freebies. Additionally, several restaurants offer veterans free or discounted meals. Keep reading for full details.
The importance of honoring our veterans
Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. We value their bravery and unyielding dedication. While there are several ways to say thank you, Veterans Day discounts are only the beginning.
For instance, some people write letters. Others show up to events where the proceeds support veteran services. Appreciation can include anything from having a conversation to volunteering your time. Regardless, there are several ways to pay it forward.
Veterans Day free meals 2019
Veterans Day 2019 will be on Monday, November 11th. Here is a list of restaurants that will offer freebies to veterans.
Veterans and active-duty military can go to participating Applebee’s locations to select a free meal from a customized menu. Proof of service required.
California Pizza Kitchen
CPK will provide all veterans, or active-duty military personnel, a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu. Please come in uniform, bring your military ID, or other proof of service.
Chili’s Grill & Bar
All veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day 2019. Check the link above for participating locations.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Veterans receive a complimentary Pumpkin Pie Latte (available iced or hot) or a slice of our Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake at all Cracker Barrel locations.
Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for veterans, retirees, and active-duty military on Veterans Day from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Little Caesars Pizza
From 11 AM to 2 PM, Little Caesars will present veterans and active-duty military with a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.
All veterans and active-duty military receive a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day. Proof of service required.
Quick Veterans Day facts
– Veterans Day is not the same as Memorial Day.
– Veterans Day does not have an apostrophe.
– It was originally called Armistice Day.
– There are approximately 18.2 million veterans in the United States today.
– Not every veteran has fought in a war. Military missions that don’t involve war may include protecting U.S. embassies, providing natural disaster relief, and bringing medical assistance to impoverished communities.
Things to remember this Veterans Day
November 11th is a special day to provide thankfulness to soldiers via Veterans Day discounts, freebies, and perks. While the date coincides with the end of World War I, we can remember to uphold our appreciation all year long.
To all of our veterans and their families, thank you for your service.