Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day and Free meals for vets!




Happy Veterans Day to everyone who served, 
are still serving or have family that have served to keep this great country Safe and Free!

Today and always, if you are ever out and come across Veteran in uniform or one that is discharged and in civvies, Thank Them! It means the world to them to know that someone still cares, and we are still in their gratitude! I find it sad that there are many still do not really know why we honor those who fought for our country, including those that where already here and helped fight and those that came from other countries to help us gain our Freedom we own today. In our past history and today.They are all important as well as the brave men and women who still do it today. Freedom is not free.

I wanted to just offer a humble tribute and some places Vets can go today and some of these offers last longer (please check) for a free meal out and other things to do and many discounts.




Take A Moment To Thank A Veteran
 
When you see someone in a uniform,
Someone who serves us all,
Doing military duty,
Answering their country’s call,
Take a moment to thank them
For protecting what you hold dear;
Tell them you are proud of them;
Make it very clear.
Just tap them on the shoulder,
Give a smile, and say,
"Thanks for what you’re doing
To keep us safe in the USA!"
 

credit to Joanna Fuchs



Please click on the highlighted links below for more information about each freebie. As a safeguard, I would suggest you call before you go to be sure your location is offering the deal. And if not noted ask what information you may need to bring so you qualify for your free service. Many include retired as well as active duty service personnel.

 (note these are dated from 2010, some stores may still offer this,
    please call ahead)
 

1. Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant The Veterans Day deals from Abuelo's vary by region, so check with your local restaurant before heading out. One example is a buy-one-get-one-free entree deal for all veterans and active military. Don't forget to bring your military I.D.

2. Applebees
   All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on Nov. 11. Simply show proof of service or arrive wearing a uniform. ((this is where Hubby and I stopped today. The Applebees in New Berlin, WI. All hubby was wearing was a Navy Veteran cap with flag lapel pin, they did not ask for any more I.D. We seen many older and some young Vets in causal attire with maybe just one piece of their uniform on, like their service cap, old shirt, pin, or a retired cap, and no one was turned away. I think this is great service and shows not only how they honor our Vets but trust them! Our server Elgin, was extra attentive and interested in what ever Vet around us her served had to say to him, after his thanks and gratitude where given to each Vet. I wanted to give them an extra shot out!))

 
3. Golden Corral
For the 10th year in a row, Golden Corral Restaurants will offer their Military Appreciation Monday dinner. The event is scheduled this year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 15. All personnel are welcome, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves.

4. Hooters
  - Get a free meal from a special menu at participating restaurants when you purchase a beverage. Available for veterans and active military with ID. Dine in only. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Up to an $8.50 value.


5. Outback Steakhouse Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at participating Outback Steakhouses.
6. Subway
 Some Subway restaurants are distributing free six-inch subs to veterans or active-duty members on Veterans Day. Make sure you call ahead, however, as not all franchises are participating in this special event.


7. UNO Chicago Grill Show up on Veterans Day in uniform, with a photo of yourself in uniform or with a military or veteran's I.D. and receive a free entree or individual pizza, with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.


8.Claim Jumper
 -- Free dessert for veterans and active duty military with ID is available on Nov. 10, 2010. Dine in only. 


9. Visit Chili's
 on Thursday, November 11, 2010, to get your Veteran's Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. You'll get to choose between 6 meals that include tacos, quesadillas, chicken, and pasta. This is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included. You'll need to show proof of military service to get your Veteran's Day free meal. Be sure to check if your local Chilli's is participating.

Knott's Berry Farm
 -- Through Nov. 24, 2010, admission is free to veterans or active duty military personnel plus one guest. Get up to six extra tickets for $15 each. ID required. Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted. 


Here's one I know hubby and I both would enjoy, a Massage! HydroMassage
 Participating HydroMassage business owners will be giving veterans a free HydroMassage, November 11-14. Here's a list of the businesses that are participating. I was surprised to find quite a few in and near my Wisconsin area. 

Also, you can go to Military.com
 to find more discounts and freebies being offered for active-duty military and veterans.
Did you remember to thank a Vet today?


All of us know at least one person who has given his or her life for our country.  
This post is especially is dedicated to those we knew.

"All gave some, some gave all"


Sincerely, Faythe


6 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any soldiers here in Malaysia or heard anything about celebrations.... Must be low key or something,..

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  2. All veterans deserve a free meal at Hooters, I dig it!

    Honestly, I am so grateful to veterans and our current service men. They deserve all the free meals in the world.

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  3. What a wonderful Veteran Day's post. My IL loves Golden Coral and he and our daughter had their lunch there.

    I think it's wonderful of the restaurants to do this.

    They are so so deserving of this and much much more!
    Happy Saturday,
    Jackie

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  4. I served in the Royal Australian Navy for 12 years. I want a free meal at Hooters!!!

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  5. Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Wednesday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. Thank you for sharing your poem. My dad is a veteran in the Navey in Australia. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.Be sure to check my blog out www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com
    Sarah.

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  6. The poem by Fuchs is lovely :)

    Chili's is awesome, and of course they are offering one of the better deals! Good for them :)

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