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9/11 Memorial and Museum (New York, NY)
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes our country’s veterans through Salute to Service, an annual tribute honoring all who served in the military as well as the families and communities that support them. This year's Salute to Service will run from November 8-12, with additional information coming soon. Active and retired military receive complimentary admission throughout the year. 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, both active duty and veterans, receive free museum admission Saturday, November 11, 2023 with proof of military service.

Akron Zoo (Akron, OH)
Nov. 8-12, 2023 All veterans, past and current, receive free admission with valid military I.D. and immediate family members receive 50% off admission.

Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)
In celebration of Veterans Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific honors veterans and military personnel. These men and women are invited to enjoy the Aquarium with free admission on Veterans Day from 9am-6pm. Advance reservations recommended. Limited capacity.

Arizona Museum of Natural History (Mesa, AZ)
We are pleased to announce that the museum will be open on Veterans Day (November 11) for our regular hours! Veterans, active military personnel, and up to four guests will receive free admission on Veterans Day.

Ark Encounter (Williamstown, KY) and Creation Museum (Boone County, KY)
Former and active duty military are free on Veterans Day (November 11).

California State Parks (California)
news release
California State Parks is honoring the service of U.S. veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission to 133 state parks on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

Central Florida Museum (Sanford, FL)
We are excited to share that all veterans and active military members will get FREE admission to the Zoo on Friday, Nov. 11 AND Saturday, Nov. 12. Veterans will also get BOGO tickets for up to six tickets (3 free, 3 purchased).

Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Active-duty military, reservists, National Guard personnel, retired military and veterans receive complimentary admission once annually for themselves and up to three direct dependents on either Memorial Day weekend or Veterans Day weekend. Active-duty military, reservists, National Guard personnel, Retired military and veterans also qualify for the following discounts throughout the year:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Colorado)
We're continuing our tradition of offering veterans and active military members free admission to our Colorado state parks in appreciation for their outstanding service. Join us for the day, November 11.

Country Music Hall of Fame (Nashville, TN)
This Veterans Day, November 11, veterans and active duty military members are invited to visit the Museum alongside up to three guests, free.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Peninsula, OH)
Veterans Day Ride November 7, 2023 -- Depart from the Akron Depot and embark on a memorable 2-hour excursion. As you journey through the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park, spanning 26 miles of track, take in the beauty of nature while honoring those who have bravely served our nation. This special train ride is exclusively for veterans and up to three family members, and it’s absolutely free!

Dallas Arboretum (Dallas, TX)
Active military, retired and/or veteran military receive complimentary individual admission on Veteran’s Day, November 11, with valid photo ID. Valid for daytime admission only.

Delaware Botanic Gardens (Ocean View, DE)
Veterans (and guests who bring donations for the Food Bank of Delaware) will receive free admission to Delaware Botanic Gardens on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Des Moines Botanical Center (Des Moines, IA)
Veterans receive free admission to the Des Moines Botanical Center in honor of Veterans Day!

Faith and Liberty Discovery Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Receive free admission to the FLDC as an active or retired member of the military. Join us on November 11th.

Florida State Parks
Florida State Parks will grant free entry to everyone on Veterans Day, November 11.

Gatorland (Orlando, FL)
It’s Veterans Day every day at Gatorland. Veterans and active military are free every day at Gatorland with ID plus 20% off for up to six guests.

Gift and Hobby Show (Indianapolis, IN)
Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Friday, November 11! All veterans and active duty military get free admission for the day. Just bring a valid ID and come enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show! Also features the Veterans Day Milkshake Giveaway - LINK

Gilmore Museum (Hickory Corners, MI)
To thank America's veterans for their endless service and dedication, Gilmore Car Museum is inviting all active, inactive and U.S. military personnel to take advantage of FREE ADMISSION this week (November 10-13) to enjoy the museum, car collection, and spacious 90-acre historic campus in Hickory Corners, Michigan, just outside of Kalamazoo.

Grout Museum (Waterloo, IA)
November 11, 2023 - Free admission to the Grout Museum/Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum for veterans and active duty in recognition of their service.

Harley-Davidson Museum (Milwaukee, WI)
On November 10-12, 2023, we’re offering free museum admission for all active military, veterans and their families (one additional adult and up to four children under age 18).

High Desert Museum (Bend, OR)
Active U.S. military and families are free, with identification. In honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, we are proud to offer FREE admission to all United States Armed Forces veterans.

Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis, IN)
To honor those who serve our country, all current and former military members receive free admission on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Please bring a form of military ID with you to receive the discount.

James Madison's Montpelier (Montepelier Station, VA)
November 10-11, 2023 - Free property pass for all service members and their families. Free admission to one tour for service members. On Veterans Day, Montpelier says "thank you" to all U.S. veteran and active-duty military service members with a free "Highlights of Montpelier" tour and Museum Shop discount.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse (Jupiter, FL)
Free admission for active US military and their immediate families with ID. Limit 6. We are a Blue Star Museum year-round. US veterans are admitted free during the month of November.

LBJ Presidential Library (Austin, TX)
Free admission for active duty military. Up to 5 family members also receive free admission.

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
Monticello is proud to offer U.S. military veterans complimentary admission to Monticello for Veterans Day weekend, November 10-12, 2023. Admission is for the Monticello Self-Guided Pass, Gardens and Grounds Pass, or the Highlights Tour. The discount does not apply for special or after-hours tours, such as the Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and is based on availability.  

Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
Veterans and those who accompany them to The Morton Arboretum in the same vehicle do not need to purchase advanced timed-entry admission and will be admitted free of charge on Veterans Day.

Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA)
Free admission to Mount Vernon for all active duty, former, or retired military personnel on November 11, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia, PA)
Nov. 10-12, 2023 This Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, join the Museum in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve the nation today. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.

Neville Public Museum (Green Bay, WI)
Free admission for veterans, reserves, or active-duty service members.

New Zoo & Adventure Park (Green Bay, WI)
Free admission for veterans, active-duty service members and their families. 

Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA)
Ongoing promotion - All active-duty military and veterans and their families (up to 6 people total) receive free standard daytime admission with proof of service (like a military ID or discharge papers), with an additional 25% off for additional members in the group. This offer is valid anytime the Village is open for standard daytime admission January - November. Valid for standard daytime admission only.

Old Town Trolley Tours (St. Augustine, FL)
Each year on Veterans Day, Old Town Trolley Tours offers specials to all veterans, active duty military personnel and police officers*. This year, we’re offering a Buy One Get One Free Admission to the Old Town Trolley Tours and American Prohibition Museum. *This offer is extended to the service person on dates listed above. We recognize the strength and contributions of military spouses and family members; at this time we are only extending our Veterans Day offer to service members with ID.

Packers Hall of Fame (Green Bay, WI)
The Green Bay Packers and Fleet Farm are set to honor veterans and members of the military through the team's annual "Salute to Service" initiative throughout the month of November. A league-wide program in conjunction with recognition of Veterans Day, the Packers and Fleet Farm are honoring those who serve in a variety of ways this month, with fundraising opportunities, discounts for military members and veterans, player and alumni visits, and gameday features. 

Patriots Hall of Fame (Foxborough, MA)
The Patriots Hall of Fame offers FREE admission to all active military and veterans.

Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH)
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold a Veterans Day Event & Expo to honor military veterans on Nov. 11 by offering:
  • Free admission and parking to all U.S. service members, National Guard members and veterans plus one (1) guest.
  • Free admission and parking for Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Families.
  • A free commemorative Veterans Day pin (while supplies last).
  • 20% discount at the Hall of Fame Store.
The Hall will also present a Veterans Day Expo featuring Aultman Behavioral Health, Caregiver Support, Cleveland VA Medical Group, Direction Home, Honor Court, Legacy of Honor, Marine Corps League, Stark County Veterans Commission, Stark County Veterans Center, Suicide Prevention, Veterans Outreach, VA Benefit Administration and others. Stark County Veterans Service Commission Executive Director De Ann Williams will be the featured speaker at noon in the Hall's James Allen Family Gold Jacket Lounge during the Expo, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

San Diego Automotive Museum (San Diego, CA)
We are honoring all who served. November is Veterans Month. Veterans plus four guests will receive free admission. Thanks for your service!

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron, OH)
Veterans and members of the military may take a complimentary self-guided tour of the Manor House and grounds on Veterans Day, November 11, 2023.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (Athens, TX)
​Nov. 11, 2022 from 8am-1pm Come out to Government Canyon State Natural Area and celebrate our military members with a Veterans Day Hike! Military members past and present, along with their family and friends, are invited to share in a day of camaraderie. Feel free to carry your flags and bring pictures or memorabilia to share.

The Alamo (San Antonio, TX)
To celebrate, honor and recognize active and former military and their families, the Alamo is proud to host the third annual Military Appreciation Family Day on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alamo Plaza will be filled with special activities, guest presenters, live music, exhibits, and ceremonies. 

The National WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas City, MO)
On Veterans Day, Americans are encouraged to commit themselves to the cause of peace and to honor the Nation’s veterans for their courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. The Museum and Memorial hosts commemoration events every November, highlighting the connections between Veterans Day and World War I.

2023 Veterans Day Weekend Friday, Nov. 10 - Sunday, Nov. 12 -- Admission discount: Free General Admission for Veterans/Active-Duty Military and half-price general admission for the public during Veterans Day Weekend.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
news release
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities (group picnic shelters) and events. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage.

U.S. Dept of Agriculture Forest Service
Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites on Veterans Day, November 11, 2023.

USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown, MA)
Throughout Veterans Day Weekend at the Museum, we’ll be giving a token of our gratitude to each veteran visitor, offering a special veterans-only tour of the Ship, inviting military families to visit with free admission, offering maker activities, and hosting a write-a-thon to collect letters of gratitude for the veteran community. November 10 -12 , 2023 from 10:00am–5:00pm.

USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)
The USS Midway Museum is offering military veterans and up to four additional family members free admission to the museum on Veterans Day. Must present ID or proof of service at Midway’s ticket booth (this offer is only available at Midway’s ticket booth). Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Washington State Parks
Washington State Parks offer free admission on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day.

Wings Museum (Denver, CO)
This Veterans Day, all active and retired military will receive free admission to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Exploration of Flight. Join us on November 11th and take a step back in time at the former Lowry Air Force Base. 

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA)
In honor of those who offer service to their community and country, the zoo extends free admission to all active, retired, reserve, and veteran U.S. military personnel and their guest on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. In addition, up to six family members accompanying heroes with valid ID will receive $3 off admission on Veterans Day.

World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA)
Military members (active duty, reserves and retirees) can enjoy a visit to World of Coca-Cola free of charge year-round, but on Veterans Day, World of Coca-Cola is showing some extra gratitude to the men and women who serve our country. From Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 12, the Atlanta attraction is extending members of the Armed Forces a special offer to purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price. The discounted tickets can be purchased ONLINE starting on Nov. 1 using the promo code VETS2023. Members will be asked to present their valid Armed Forces ID when they arrive at the attraction.  

Zoo New England (Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA)
In honor of Veterans Day, admission to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be free on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 for veterans and their immediate family members. Last admission is at 3:00 p.m.

Be sure to visit Operation We Are Here's exclusive listing of organizations that offer free vacation and recreational opportunities for military veterans and their families ALL YEAR LONG! - LINK

Free car inspection - Goodyear and Just Tires
This Veterans Day, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will honor those that served, and continue to serve, with free car care checks and special discounts. Serving those that serve has been a tradition for Goodyear for generations and this year is no exception. Goodyear Auto Service Centers and Just Tires company owned locations nationwide are inviting first responders, veterans and all active-duty U.S. military to enjoy free car care checks and an additional 10% off tires and services instantly. Can't make it into a Goodyear Auto Service Center or Just Tires location by November 14? That's OK! Schedule an appointment by November 14 and still receive the discount and free services before November 19.

Free car wash - Brown Bear Car Wash
Free Beary Clean car wash for all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time, at participating locations. Please contact your nearest location for details.

Free car wash - Golden Nozzle Car Wash
Golden Nozzle Car Wash is honoring veterans and active-duty military on Friday, November 11, 2022 by offering a free Golden Nozzle "The Best" exterior car wash.

Free car wash - Grace for Vets
Grace For Vets is a united front of car wash operators that provide a FREE CAR WASH to veterans & service personnel each year on November 11 to honor their past and present service to their country.

The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to ALL veterans and service personnel.

Free car wash - ScrubaDub
In celebration of Veterans Day, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers is proud to continue its tradition of honoring the dedication and sacrifice of our veterans and active service members. On November 11, 2023, ScrubaDub will once again offer complimentary express car washes to veterans and active-duty military personnel at its 20+ convenient car wash locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Free car wash - Tommy's Express Car Wash
Veterans and active servicemen receive a car wash for free at any Tommy's Express on November 11, 2023.

Free car wash - Zips Car Wash
At Zips, we offer our best car wash - completely free of charge - for all military veterans annually on Veterans Day (November 11th). This is just a small way for the team at Zips Car Wash to give back to the brave and say "thank you" to those who sacrificed by serving our country.

Free float spa - True Rest Float Spa
True REST is committed to helping veterans and active military by donating free floats on the 11th of each month – every month. Float Therapy has been shown to reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and physical pain, as well as improve sleep quality and increase feelings of serenity and well-being. Clinical research has reported floating also has a profoundly beneficial effect on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress and pain related conditions.

Free haircut - Great Clips
VETERANS & CURRENT MILITARY MEMBERS -- Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date.

Purchase a service at a U.S. Great Clips salon on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran you know.

Free haircut - Sports Clips
news release
To mark the 10th year of supporting veterans through Help A Hero scholarships, Sport Clips  launched its annual promotion to raise $1.7 million by Nov. 11. The campaign supports the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program, which provides funds for education for veterans and service members to transition to post-military civilian careers. Over the next five weeks, Sport Clips clients, team members, and franchisees can donate in-store at check-out or online with 100 percent of donations going toward veteran scholarships. Participating Sport Clips stores will also donate $2 from every hair care service provided on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and many locations will also offer free Veterans Day haircuts for veterans and active duty service members.

Check HERE for participating stores and store hours.

Free lodging - B&Bs for Vets (bed and breakfasts)
Most of the inns are offering one free room night on November 10/11, 2023 so you can enjoy the local Veterans Day celebrations. In the spirit of providing this special B&B experience to many deserving veterans and active duty personnel, we’d like to see as many “first timers” as possible have the opportunity to participate. We are asking those of who have benefited from this program in the past to please understand that priority may be given to those who have not.

Free streaming service - Fox Nation
In honor of your sacrifice for our country, Fox Nation would like to give all active military and veterans a FREE year of Fox Nation. Limited time only.

Free wedding gown
Brides Across America nationwide event dates November 2023.
*All brides must pre-register online - LINK


Free (& discounted) restaurant meals, Veterans Day breakfast & dinner, coffee & more

It is recommended that you call ahead to see if your local restaurant is participating in these offers.

This Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military members receive a free entree from a special menu at Applebees.

bb.q Chicken
In honor of Veterans Day and as an homage to the U.S. military origins of Korean fried chicken, bb.q Chicken (pronounced bee-bee-que, short for "Best of the Best Quality") is offering 25% off to all U.S. military veterans and active duty service members (with valid ID) all day on Saturday, Nov. 11, in-store only, at participating locations. 

Biggby Coffee
Free bragel for all veterans on November 11, 2023.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Join us this Veterans Day! All current and former military who dine with us will get a FREE Chocolate Chunk Pizookie® with an $11.95 purchase 🍪 But that's not all – Veterans will also receive a complimentary appetizer on their next visit with a $14.95 purchase. 

Bob Evans
On Veterans Day, we're honored to provide a comforting meal to veterans and active-duty military. On November 11, we'll be offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military FREE* at their local Bob Evans Restaurant.

Bombshells (Texas)
All Bombshells Restaurant & Bar locations in Texas will provide free entrees for veterans on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023. Other items will be discounted 20%. Families accompanying veterans, and active servicemembers and their accompanying families, will receive a 20% discount on entrees and other items on Veterans Day. Alcoholic beverages are excluded from all Bombshells discount programs.

California Pizza Kitchen
On Saturday, November 11th, all veterans and active military are invited to dine with us and receive a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage + choice of one entrée from our prix fixed menu.

Calhoun's Restaurant
Free meal on November 11.

CentraArchy restaurants (California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse '47, The Tavern at Phipps, Carolina Roadhouse) (discount)
As grateful Americans recognize the work and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans, CentraArchy Restaurants once again offers its gratitude. Any U.S. veteran or active duty military member is invited to enjoy any entree from the full menu at any CentraArchy location for half price, Saturday, November 11. Honored guests are encouraged to make reservations at and bring a valid military ID or proof of service to enjoy half off any entrée from the regular dinner menu at New York Prime, California Dreaming, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47 or Gulfstream Café on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick is offering a free meal on Veterans Day.

Some participating Chick-fil-A locations may offer specials or discounts. Check your local Chick-fil-A to confirm.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal from a special menu. Deal is for dine-in only and doesn’t include beverages and gratuity.

Chophouse New Orleans (discount)
Chophouse New Orleans is offering a 50% off entrée for veterans and active-duty military with valid ID on Veterans Day 2023.

Claim Jumper
news release
Monday, November 13th, Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar will be celebrating Veterans Day with a free dine in meal for all veterans and active military members. The free meal options include BBQ Chicken Salad, Classic Cheeseburger, Black Tie Chicken Pasta, Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, Country Fried Steak, and Southern Fried Chicken.

Cotton Patch Cafe
Every Veterans Day, all our restaurants are proud to serve our award winning Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken FREE to all veterans and active duty military.

Country Fair
Country Fair invites all veterans for a FREE breakfast sandwich this Saturday, Nov. 11th.

On November 11, Denny’s will be offering any veterans or active-duty military with a valid ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon.

Duffy's Sports Grill
Veterans with valid ID can eat free at Duffy’s Sports Grill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Veterans Day. Dine in only. We proudly offer all active duty military 40% off food purchases every day.

54th Street Grill & Bar and 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse (discount)
54th Street Grill & Bar and 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse will be offering up to $10 off an entrée for veterans and active duty military on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Dine in.

Golden Corral
We’re proud to have honored our active and former military members for 20 years through Military Appreciation Night and are excited to be able to return to a Dine in celebration this year! Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 5pm – close. We will once again be honoring our military heroes with a free “thank you” meal.

Huddle House
news release
On November 10, active duty, retired military, and veterans may visit any participating Huddle House to enjoy a Free MVP Breakfast Platter meal. Guests are required to present a proper military I.D. to receive their Free MVP. This delicious meal is a Huddle House favorite with numerous customizable platter combinations with delectable items including eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, grits, a waffle and a buttermilk pancake.

Hy-Vee will hold its annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, which is a federally recognized holiday. Hy-Vee stores across its eight-state region will offer all veterans and active-duty military members a free buffet-style breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Free Red, White and Blue pancakes for veterans and active military members. Offer good November 11 from 7am-7pm.

Kings Family Restaurant
news release
Monday, November 13th, Kings Family Restaurants will be celebrating Veterans Day with a free meal for all veterans and active military members. The free meal options include Double Down Breakfast, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Breakfast, Classic Burger, and Smothered Chicken.

Kiwanis High Desert Veterans' Dinner (Southern California)
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - The Kiwanis Tri-Community Veteran's Dinner began 29 years ago with the goal of honoring and appreciating the men and women who have served our country. The dinner is run by Jr High and High School students as a way to bridge the gap from generation to generation. As the event has grown, so has the vision; what started as a dinner for less than 100 people has now become a community event where dinner is served to almost 1000 people each year. This year our dinner will be back in the Serrano gymnasium. You will be able to park in the front lot at Serrano High School and walk onto campus for dinner. You MUST have a ticket, and they can be picked up from Pizza Factory, McDonald's Phelan, DCB Phelan, DCB Wrightwood, and A-Tech Transmission Hesperia.

Krispy Kreme
On Veterans Day, a doughnut and coffee will be on the house.

Little Caesars
Veterans Day promotions vary by location. Please call ahead.

Logan's Roadhouse
news release
Logan’s Roadhouse is honoring our nation’s military heroes by offering a free meal from Logan’s special Veterans Day menu on Saturday, November 11.

McCormick & Schmicks (discount)
Veterans of the U.S. military, National Guard, Gold Star parents, and Gold Star spouses can enjoy a select half-priced entrée on Sunday, November 12th, 2023. Half-priced entrée options include Sugar & Spice Cedar Planked Salmon, Cracked Black Pepper Open Blue Cobia, Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Salmon, Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Salmon, Chesapeake Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Herb Grilled Chicken, Craft Beer Battered Fish & Chips, or Choice Center Cut Top Sirloin (9OZ.)

Menchie’s is offering all active and retired military personnel their first 6 ounces FREE this Veterans Day: Saturday, November 11. To claim the offer, military members will need to present a valid military ID at the time of purchase.

Mission BBQ
​Veterans: please let us say thank you with a FREE sandwich on your day, November 11. 

Ninety Nine Restaurants
Veterans and active duty military are invited to be our guest for lunch from 11am - 5pm on 
Veteran’s Day, Friday, 11/10/23. Purchase any entrée and you’ll receive a free lunch from our Veteran’s Day menu. Please present your military ID to your server

news release
On Friday. November 10, active duty, retired military, and veterans are invited to their local Perkins to enjoy a Free Magnificent Seven meal. The Magnificent Seven meal features two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or sausage links.

Petro Stopping Centers
Firefighters, police officers and active military in uniform receive 25% off.

Pilot, Flying J
news release
In recognition of Veterans Day, Pilot is extending its appreciation for military service members and their families by offering a complimentary meal* at over 750 participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers nationwide. 

Pizza Ranch
Many Pizza Ranch locations are offering a deal (veterans eat free all day) on Veterans Day. Please check with your local Pizza Ranch directly or check their local Facebook page for the best help.

Quaker Steak & Lube (discount)
All veterans and active-duty and reservist service members receive 50% off any entree at participating locations on Veterans Day.

Red Lobster
In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is giving away FREE printed meal vouchers* for Veterans Shrimp & Chips—featuring six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce, as well as crispy French Fries and Coleslaw—from 11:00am to 4:00pm local time on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem. The voucher can be redeemed* beginning Monday, November 13 through Sunday, December 10 for dine-in only.

Red Robin
This Veterans Day, Red Robin welcomes our nation's veterans and active military guests to dine-in and enjoy a complimentary Red's Big Tavern Burger on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Shane's Rib Shack
Shane’s locations nationwide are gearing up to honor local service members for veterans Day. To express gratitude, participating Shane's locations will provide active, inactive, and retired military personnel with one FREE BBQ Pork or Chopped BBQ Chicken Plate on the date of their choice In-Store starting November 9th until the 11th, 2023

U.S. Veterans and active-duty military get ready to indulge in our Breakfast Fresh Food Bar for FREE this Veterans Day 2023.

Smoothie King
On Veterans Day, Smoothie King is offering a free 20-oz. red, white, or blue smoothie. Choose from one of three smoothies, including: Cherry X-Treme (red), Slim-N-Trim Vanilla (white), or Blueberry Heaven (blue).

Sonny's BBQ
On November 11th we’re giving away a free Pork Big Deal combo to all active service members, veterans and retirees. Just verify your service status (online) to obtain a coupon for your free Pork Big Deal.

Starbucks is offering veterans, active duty service members and spouses a free tall hot brewed coffee on 11/11 for Veterans Day! Valid at participating locations.

TA Travel Centers
This Veterans Day, all active-duty military and veterans are offered a complimentary meal at participating locations.

Veterans and active military, first 6oz of froyo FREE with valid ID or other proof of service on Saturday, November 11.

Texas Roadhouse
Active and retired military or military veterans can receive a meal voucher on November 11, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at participating locations. There will be a specific menu to select from. Call your local Texas Roadhouse for details.

White Castle
White Castle®, the well-known fast-food and consumer packaged-goods company, is celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free individual combo meal or a breakfast combo meal to all veterans and active-duty service members who dine at a participating White Castle restaurant. The special offer is valid on Saturday, Nov. 11.

On Veteran's Day, Wienerschnitzel is offering veterans and active-duty military a FREE Chili Dog, Small Fries and a Small Pepsi as a token of their appreciation for their service. To redeem this offer, bring your military identification or wear your uniform to any participating Wienerschnitzel location on November 11th.


Veterans Day 2023 giveaways and contests

Christmas Decor
If you know a military family who deserves to have their home decorated for the holidays, please nominate them here. Christmas Decor provides a beautiful holiday display to hundreds of military families across the country every year. Retired or active duty, we accept nominations through November 11, 2023. Our goal is to bring a little holiday cheer to families who sacrifice for our freedom.

LoveSac - Enter to win a Footsac
Let's Celebrate Our Heroes. Nominate a Hero to Win a Free Footsac! Program ends 11/12/2023.

Pond King's Patriots for Patriots
Pond King, a small company in Lindsay, Texas, is honoring the men and women of the U.S. Military by giving away a Patriot Two-Man Pontoon Boat in a random drawing to one lucky active-duty or U.S. military veteran. You can enter yourself or can enter someone else. 
Pond King is accepting entries until midnight on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2023.

Rempfker Construction
Roof For Vets is exactly as it sounds. One deserving and needed roof will go to a veteran this November. Simply nominate someone you know or yourself. Winner will be announced November 11.

Smokin Brothers, Inc. grill giveaway
By far, one of our favorite times of the year is our annual Veterans Day Grill Giveaway. We are reminded every day of the freedoms we enjoy, and we owe them to the men and women that have fought to maintain them. In honor of these amazing heroes, we are once again doing a Grill Giveaway as a way to say THANK YOU for all you have done! To nominate a veteran or active duty military member, simply fill out the form below. We will do a random draw and announce the winner on or around Veterans Day, and the winner will receive a Smokin Brothers 30″ Premier Plus Grill! Absolutely no purchase is required to nominate, and we encourage you to nominate every veteran you know!

Westgate Resorts - Dec. 1-3 weekend stay (Orlando, FL)
Westgate Resorts to Give Away 1,000 Free Vacations to U.S. Military Families

Westgate Resorts is thrilled to announce its twelfth annual Westgate Salutes Military Weekend – a heartfelt tribute to honor and celebrate the unwavering dedication of active-duty U.S. military members, veterans and Gold Star families. This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 1-3, 2023, at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort and Westgate Town Center Resort. One thousand active military families will be honored with a complimentary Orlando vacation involving live music, family-friendly activities, patriotic displays and more.

Starting Sept. 14, 2023, eligible U.S. military members, veterans and Gold Star families can enter the giveaway by visiting and completing the simple online giveaway form. The submission window will remain open until Oct. 10, 2023. At the end of October, 1,000 families will be randomly selected and will be emailed to confirm their reservation, giving them ample time to plan for this well-deserved opportunity for relaxation and fun.

Veterans Day discounts 2023

Academy Sports
Academy Sports is offering a 10% discount for military and first responders from October 22 through November 12, 2023. In store and online.

Dollar General
Dollar General is offering a 20% discount in recognition of Veterans Day to all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard, Reserve and their families on qualifying in-store purchases from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11, 2023. Must verify military credentials to gain access to discount.

Duluth Trading Company
Contact your local Duluth Trading Company to learn about special Veterans Day deals for military ID cardholders. In store only. 10% discount and promotions run November 10 - 13, 2023.

Food Lion
Food Lion, an omnichannel retailer, will offer a 10% discount on Saturday, Nov. 11, to all active-duty military and veterans to show appreciation for neighbors who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. To receive the discount at its more than 1,100 stores across its 10-state footprint, active-duty military, veterans and their families should present their MVP card and military identification at the time of checkout. Customers will then receive 10% off their entire grocery bill. This offer is only valid in-store and unavailable through Food Lion To Go pick up or home delivery. The discount does not apply to the purchase of alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery, pharmacy, postage stamps or services.

Hannaford Supermarkets
Are you a veteran or active military service member? Get 10% OFF your in-store or online purchase on 11/11! Use promo code VETERAN10 with your online order. When you shop online with Hannaford To Go for pickup or delivery, use the promo code VETERAN10 at checkout. This discount only applies to orders picked up or delivered on Veterans Day, November 11.

Huk Gear Performance Fishing
30% off in honor of Veterans Day.

Hy-Vee will hold its annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, which is a federally recognized holiday. Hy-Vee stores across its eight-state region will offer all veterans and active-duty military members a free buffet-style breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Additionally, veterans and active-duty military will receive 15% off their grocery purchases on Friday, Nov. 10 when they shop at Hy-Vee, Dollar Fresh Market and Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations.

Veterans enjoy 10% off on November 11th at Kroger Family of Stores.

Ocean State Job Lot
During our Military & Veteran Deal Days - November 9 through November 15, 2023 - all active-duty, National Guard and reserve military service members; all military veterans; and their immediate family members and dependents are eligible to receive a Crazy Deal Gift Card equal to 40% of their purchase when they spend $20 or more at Ocean State Job Lot.*

Office Depot and Office Max
Veterans and military receive 20% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases. In-store only.

As a small way to show our gratitude, veterans, active military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceries on Saturday, November 11, 2023. This offer is valid for instore purchases only.

Rack Room Shoes
Rack Room Shoes offers military personnel and dependents a 10% discount off their entire purchase every Tuesday and 20% off on Veterans Day, Memorial Day & Independence Day.

We are proud to offer an 11% discount to servicemembers and veterans of the Armed Forces. Stop by your local Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fresh Market, VG's Grocery or any SpartanNash on Nov. 11-13, 2023 to receive your discount – and thank you for your service! Some exclusions apply.

The Veterans Day discount to military personnel, veterans, and their families is from October 29 through November 11, 2023. You are eligible for an extra 10% off at Target, either in-store or online off two separate purchases. To claim this discount, you must join Target Circle and verify your military affiliation. Once your eligibility has been verified, a 10% Target Circle offer will be made available for your use.

Tops Market
This Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, TOPS will honor an 11% discount off of a total order to all veterans and active military personnel who shop at any of their locations.

Tractor Supply Company
Active-duty military, veterans and their dependents get a 15% discount on November 11.

Vitamin Shoppe
From November 11 to 13 all veterans will receive a 25 percent discount on their entire purchase at any in-store location of The Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements.

From November 10-13, 2023, customers with a Walgreens Balance® Rewards card and valid military ID or proof of service will receive 20% off regular price eligible store items* at any Walgreens or Duane Reade drugstore nationwide. Includes all veterans, military, and their families. In store only.


Veterans Day 2023 events & initiatives

New York City Veterans Day Parade (New York, NY)
(Click HERE for a listing of other parades across the country!)

Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH)
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will host its annual Veterans Day Event & Expo to honor military veterans on Saturday, Nov. 11. The day will include:
  • Free admission to all U.S. service members, National Guard members and veterans plus one (1) guest.
  • Free admission for Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Families.
  • A free commemorative Veterans Day pin, while supplies last.
  • 20% discount at the Hall of Fame Store.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will host its annual Veterans Day Event & Expo to honor military veterans on Saturday, Nov. 11.The Hall will also present a Veterans Day Expo from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. featuring veteran-based services and organizations. A special giveaway of a Salute to Service helmet will be raffled off. Guests will receive a checklist at the point of entry — every booth must be visited to enter the raffle.

Team Red, White and Blue Veterans Day WOD (Workout of the Day) with Veterans
Every Veterans Day, hundreds of veterans, veteran supporters, gyms, and boxes across the nation participate in #WOD4Warriors, a functional fitness workout, to support Team RWB and the men and women who have served our country. All proceeds support Team RWB’s mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by coming together in support of our veterans’ physical and mental health. Includes chapter events and virtual participation.

Veterans Day Community/Regional Sites
The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances. Visit the website to locate a Veterans Day activity near you or register your event.

Veterans Day National Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day Tribute at Goodyear Ballpark (Goodyear, AZ)
​November 11, 2023, 5-8 p.m. | Goodyear Civic Square -- Gather with your community to reflect and honor our local heroes: the military service men and women of the West Valley. Enjoy a concert, live art demos, giveaways, kids' activities and food trucks.

VetsinTech Veterans Day Gala
Join us on Friday, November 3, 2023 at the Marines' Memorial Club in San Francisco to celebrate Veterans Day at our 8th annual fall gala "Vets 2.0 Beyond the Transition." The evening will commence with an open bar cocktail reception and silent auction. Our leading sponsors, host committee, and special guests will join us at an exclusive VIP cocktail reception. The gala will also feature an exquisite dinner with entertainment, awards, and a live auction, followed by two hours of open bar as we celebrate our service members and gala attendees.
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