2020 Veterans Day Deals, Discounts and Freebies

Learn more about Veterans Day discounts.
A joint service color guard presents the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis, Nov. 10, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Jonathan W. Padish)

Military.com has compiled a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants, goods, services and events for 2020. Click below to search for discounts by category. Visit daily as the list is updated frequently!

Popular Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts

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Popular Veterans Day Travel & Recreation Discounts

  • Aquarium of the Pacific. Both veterans and active duty military members get free admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Veterans Day. Reservations are required, so make sure to sign-up.
  • Cincinnati Zoo. Military members and veterans get free admission to the Cincinnati, Ohio Zoo on Veterans Day. They can also purchase up to six half-price for their immediate family.
  • Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, Virginia, home of George Washington, is giving all military members and veterans free admission on Veterans Day.

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Popular Veterans Day Retail Discounts

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All of the Veterans Day discounts featured by Military.com have been confirmed, either through press release or direct communication with the company.

Keep in mind that to access your Veterans Day discounts most businesses require proof of military service.

What identification do you need to prove that you're a veteran?

If you’re an active duty military member, reservist member of the National Guard or military retiree, the easiest way to access Veterans Day discounts is to use your military ID card.

For veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, the VA benefits photo ID card should serve as easy proof of veteran status at most businesses.

If you don’t have a VA benefits card, the VA can provide you with a Veterans ID Card. Rolled-out in 2017, the Veterans ID Card program allows all honorably discharged veterans to apply for online and receive by mail a card meant to function as proof of service. While not an official form of government ID, most businesses accept it as proof of service. Learn more about getting a Veterans ID Card.

Some states include veteran status on their state ID cards and drivers licenses, offering another ID card option for veterans looking to show businesses proof that they served.

Related: Learn more about state veterans benefits

And, if all else fails, most businesses will accept a copy of your DD-214 as proof of service.

Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure to contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.


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