Happy Veterans Day


Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service.  It coincides with the holidays celebrated in other parts of the world that mark the end of hostilities of Word War I.

Some restaurants provide free meals to veterans and those on active military duty. Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.

Golden Corral, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Applebee’s.  Has a limited menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

You’ll need to bring in proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.

Chili’s.  Menu for vets includes Oldtimer with Cheese; Chicken Crispers; Margarita Grilled Chicken; Classic Turkey Toasted Sandwich; and more.

Olive Garden.

Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.

T.G.I. Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For a 7 page list, click here.

If you’re not a veteran but know one, consider taking them out to dinner tonight where their meal is free.

Thank you to all who have served and are serving our great country.

Posted on 11/11/2013, in Holiday, Potpourri and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

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  4. Awesome post …. TY! Reblog


  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Can’t thank them enough!!


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  8. Thank You Xena, I was just telling 2 veterans I know about the free meals, I had no idea there were so many places serving them! Have a beautiful and blessed day!


    • Top of the mornin’ to ya, Mindyme!!

      Last year, my son wanted to go to Golden Corral. The line was out of the building, around the building, and into the parking lot. We didn’t bother looking for a parking space — just continued down the road to Applebee’s. 🙂


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  10. Xena, Thank you for the tribute to veterans.

    USN 1977-1981
    USNR 1981-1983


  11. Xena, thank you for taking the time to remind all of us of those who have given of themselves to ensure our freedom..

    USMC 1965-1973


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