Veterans Day holds a special place in the hearts of Americans, as it is a time to honor and express gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The history of Veterans Day goes back to the end of World War I, and since then, it has become a day of remembrance, gratitude, and celebration. In this article, we will explore the significance of Veterans Day in America, the traditions and celebrations associated with it, and ways to support and show appreciation to our veterans.
The significance of Veterans Day lies in its historical roots and the intention to honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. military. It serves as a reminder of the courage and dedication of our veterans, as well as a time to reflect on the impact of their service on our nation.
Remembering the Sacrifices of Veterans
On Veterans Day, it is important to take time to reflect on the sacrifices that veterans have made for the nation. Whether it is the loss of comrades in battle, the physical and emotional scars of war, or the challenges of readjusting to civilian life, veterans have given much of themselves in service to their country. Remembering their sacrifices is a way to honor their legacy and recognize the impact that their service has had on the nation as a whole.
Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies
In addition to ceremonies and tributes, Veterans Day also brings with it a range of discounts and freebies offered by businesses as a way to show appreciation to veterans. Many restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues offer special deals and promotions to veterans and active-duty military personnel. These discounts may include free meals, discounted services, and complimentary admission to attractions.
These offers are not just a way to provide practical benefits to veterans, but also a gesture of gratitude and respect for their service. By taking advantage of these discounts, veterans can enjoy special perks and experiences as a token of appreciation for their dedication to the nation. It also serves as a way for businesses to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for the country.
To show appreciation to veterans and members of the U.S. military, a number of restaurants are offering complimentary meals in honor of Veterans Day. The following is a list of the different offers.
Angry Crab Shack
Veterans receive 10% off their meal with a valid ID.
Veterans will receive a free dine-in entree from a special menu. The meal options have included the Bacon Cheeseburger and Fiesta Lime Chicken.
Active-duty military and veterans get a free Craft Burger on Nov. 11 with a valid ID. Dine-in only.
Veterans can enjoy a free appetizer with the purchase of any lunch or dinner entree on Saturday.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Veterans can enjoy a sweet treat at BJ’s restaurant this Saturday! Veterans can receive a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase of $11.95. Current and former military who dine in on Saturday can also receive a free appetizer coupon on their next visit. Click or tap here for information.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Veterans can enjoy a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries with a valid ID. The deal is available for dine-in.
California Pizza Kitchen:
Active duty service members and veterans can take advantage of this offer which includes a complimentary soft drink and a select menu of six pizzas, four full-size salads, and three pasta dishes. This offer is only available for dine-in.
Veterans and active duty members will receive a complimentary meal from a selection of four entrees, such as the Chicken and Ranch Quesadilla and the Oldtimer With Cheese. This is for dine-in only and proof of service is required.
Cici ‘s Pizza:
All past and present military personnel will be able to take advantage of the restaurant’s free buffet on Saturday.
Veternas can stop in and get a free coffee through the Circle K app nationwide on Nov. 11. To redeem, download the Circle K mobile app and click under the ‘Deals’ tab. Valid only at participating locations.
Dave & Buster’s
Veterans can grab a meal and play some games at D&B! Stop by on Veteran’s Day weekend and grab a free entree up to $20 and a $10 Power Card — all for free! For more information, click here.
Is offering a complimentary Grand Slam breakfast to patrons with military identification from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.
Vets can grab a free donut on Nov. 11 at participating Dunkin’ restaurants.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Veterans and active-duty military get a free hot or iced coffee (any size) with a purchase in-store on Nov. 11.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
All veterans who visit Freddy’s can enjoy a free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card. Cards can be redeemed through Nov. 30, 2023. For more information, click or tap here.
Fogo de Chao
This weekend, veterans can get a 50% discount off the Full Churrasco Experience, and all their guests will get a 10% discount off the Full Churrasco Experience. The deal runs from Friday through Sunday. Must present valid ID.
This Saturday, veterans and current military personnel have the opportunity to select one of five dishes, such as Hooters’ Boneless Wings.
On Saturday, veterans and active duty members can receive complimentary Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Veterans get a free coffee and donut on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at participating locations
On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military personnel can receive a complimentary Hot-N-Ready lunch of four slices and a 20-ounce beverage.
Enjoy a free entree from Macayo’s Veteran’s Day menu, including an original chimichanga, carne asada burro, fiesta salad and more! For more information, click here.
Want a sweet treat this weekend? Menchie’s is thanking all veterans with free froyo on Veterans Day. Visit your local restaurant on Saturday, Nov. 11 and get your first 6oz of froyo free! For more information or to find a location, click or tap here.
Miracle Mile Deli
Vets can receive 20% off their dine-in or takeout orders.
On Saturday, veterans and active service members can visit their local MOD location and receive a boy one MOD-size pizza or salad and get another MOD-size pizza or salad for free. The offer is limited to one per customer and is valid in-store with an ID.
Native Grill & Wings
Veterans who dine in can treat themselves to a choice of ½ LB Stripper Combo, ½ LB Boneless Combo or Native Burger w/ fries for free on Nov. 11. Veterans must present a valid ID. Visit nativegrillandwings.com.
Veterans, active-duty service members and spouses get a free Bloomin’ Onion with any beverage for dine-in on Nov. 11. The restaurant is also offering a $10 bonus for all active and retired personnel who visit on Nov. 11. The offer is valid through Nov. 12, 2023 – Dec. 17, 2023.
Veterans and active-duty military get a free shareable on Nov. 11.
Veterans can receive a meal voucher from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an entrée specific to the holiday: veterans shrimp and chips.
Veterans can enjoy a complimentary Red’s Big Tavern Burger on Saturday, Nov. 11. The popular burger comes with American cheese, Red’s Secret Tavern Sauce, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, all piled high on a toasted brioche bun. Don’t forget the bottomless steak fries!
All veterans, active duty personnel and military spouses a complimentary 12-ounce cup of coffee on Saturday.
Veterans can grab $0.99 Fritos chili cheese jr. wraps on Nov. 11.
Streets of New York
A 20% discount will be available for veterans on Veterans Day. Offer valid at participating locations only. Discount not valid on alcohol.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
Thirsty Lion will be offering a free entrée and non-alcoholic drinks from a specialty menu for veterans. The offer will be valid on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Desert Ridge, SanTan Village and Chandler Viridian, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Tempe location.
On Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military get a free taco and beverage. Offer available in-person only. Must present ID or proof of service.
Grab a free breakfast combo with a valid ID at participating locations on Nov. 11.
On Saturday, all veterans and active-duty service members can receive free individual combo meals or a breakfast combo meal.
Unless otherwise stated, drinks and gratuity are not included. Most of the offers are valid for Saturday, however, a few restaurants are presenting theirs on a different day near the holiday. Participating restaurants are the only ones to offer such deals, and these are only available for those dining in-house. In most cases, a proof of service is necessary.
Veterans Day is a time to honor, remember, and celebrate the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It holds deep significance as a day of remembrance for the sacrifices of veterans and a time to express gratitude for their service. By understanding the history of Veterans Day, participating in traditions and events, supporting veterans and their families, and educating future generations, we can ensure that the legacy of our veterans is honored and preserved for years to come.
As we commemorate Veterans Day, let us not only pay tribute to the heroes who have served our nation but also commit to supporting and showing appreciation to them every day. Whether through small acts of kindness or larger efforts to advocate for their well-being, honoring veterans is a responsibility that all Americans can embrace.