Tuesday, November 11th marks Veterans Day, a day we have set aside to honor all the brave men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Being a veteran myself, I am proud to have served my country and give my sincere appreciation to all my brothers and sisters in arms for their service and sacrifice to this great nation.
Being a federal holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal workers are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their wages. In addition, free meals for veterans are often offered by many local and national restaurant chains, and that custom is still observed today.
Here is a link which provides a list of over 80 different eateries that will be giving either free or discounted meal to veterans this year:
While some of these establishments do not have locations in this area, many do, including:
- Olive Garden
- On The Border
- Red Lobster
- Ruby Tuesday
- TGI Friday’s
- and many more!
Keep in mind, most Veterans Day appreciation offers:
- Require proof of military service
- Are dine-in only
- Do not include alcohol
- Can not be used with other coupons or discounts
- Do not include gratuity
Also, for some restaurant chains, participating locations may vary. Check with your local restaurant for further details. Once again, thank you to all our veterans for their unselfish service, and enjoy your day!
UPDATE: Here’s another link which gives additional restaurants offering discounts and freebies, as well as travel and retail deals for vets, plus some Veterans day events. It also shows how some companies donate a portion of their sales to veteran causes, too: