Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.
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54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal (up to $12) on Tuesday, November 11.
Applebee’s -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.
Claim Jumper -- On Monday, November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.
Friendly’s – Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.
Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on Monday, November 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
LongHorn Steakhouse – Veterans and current service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on Tuesday, November 11.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants -- On Sunday, November 9, participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to veterans from a special menu.
On the Border -- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on Tuesday, November 11.
Pinnacle Entertainment -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal at select casinos on Tuesday, November 11.
Red Hot & Blue -- Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée on November 10, 11 and 12. Coupon required.
Red Lobster -- Veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu from Monday, November 10 to Thursday, November 13.
Shoney's -- Shoney's will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members on Tuesday, November 11.
Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active duty and veteran military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Tuesday, November 11 until 4 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Tuesday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
Travel Centers of America -- On Tuesday, November 11, all CDL drivers who are military veterans eat free at participating full-service restaurants.
Zoes Kitchen – Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée, and family members get 10% off on November 11.
Busch Gardens -- Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11.
Colonial Williamsburg – Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for Veterans Day weekend (November 7–11).
Harley-Davidson Museum -- The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to military members and families on November 8, 9, and 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
Jefferson Lines -- Jefferson Lines offers free travel to veterans on Tuesday, November 11.
Knotts Berry Farm -- Knott's Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest from November 2, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
Mariners’ Museum -- Active duty and retired military, veterans and their families receive $5 off admission price Saturday, November 8 to Tuesday, November 11.
Mohegan Sun -- Mohegan Sun offers active and retired military members a special hotel $99.00 room rate available from Monday, November 10 to Thursday, November 13.
National Parks -- On Veterans Day (November 11) veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.
Professional Association of Innkeeping International -- Inns and B&Bs throughout the country will open their doors to thank veterans for their service on Monday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 11 with free or discounted stays.
Queen Mary -- The Queen Mary offers free admission to active service members, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members on November 11.
SeaWorld -- Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11.
Sesame Place -- Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through November 11.
Grace for Vets -- Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on Tuesday, November 11.
Great Clips – On Tuesday, November 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on Veterans Day November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
Lowe's -- All veterans receive a 10% discount on Veterans Day, November 11. The offer is available in stores only.
Rack Room Shoes -- Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veteran’s Day, November 11.
Sleep Number -- From October 14 through November 16, Sleep Number is providing special offers for current and past military personnel. Save $400-$700 on selected Sleep Number mattress sets.
Sport Clips -- Participating locations are offering veterans and active duty service members free haircuts on Tuesday, November 11.
Steve Madden -- Steve Madden is offering 20% off the entire purchase with a valid military ID on November 11.
America's Parade -- Veterans are invited to march in this New York City parade on November 11. The theme for this year’s Parade is Land of the Free/Home of the Brave, in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the writing of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Cabela’s -- Cabela's hosts a Hometown Heroes event on Veterans Day, November 11 with an increased discount for military personnel as well as Law-Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel.
Letters from War: A Tribute to Veterans -- On November 7 at 7 PM, the Washington National Cathedral presents a 75-minute concert tribute featuring the U.S. Marine Corps Orchestra, Washington National Cathedral Choir and selections from American War Letters. This tribute event is free and open to the public with no ticketing required.
National Veterans Day Ceremony -- The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery. It begins at 11:00 AM with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors.
There are many national and state cemeteries throughout the country that may also be holding Veterans Day ceremonies. Click here for a cemetery listing.
NFL Salute to Service – To honor Veterans Day, the NFL will donate $100 to each of its non-profit partners (the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO and Wounded Warrior Project) for every point scored during the 32 Salute to Service games.
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