Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service. What identification do you need to prove that you're a veteran? Click here for a few common options.

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

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2018 Veterans Day Restaurant Specials:

Applebee's -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée on November 11.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Grub Burger Bar -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary entree on November 11 at all locations.

Hoss's Steak and Sea House -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from the soup, salad and dessert bar on November 12.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants -- Veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) can enjoy a free entrée from a special menu on November 11.

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active duty service members will receive a 25% discount on their bill on November 11.

Rock and Brews -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich or salad on November 12.

Twin Peaks -- Active duty and veterans get a free meal from a select menu on November 12.

Wild Wing Cafe -- Veterans eat for free all day from select items on November 11 at participating locations.

 

***The following military discounts were offered for Veterans Day in 2017, but have yet to be confirmed for 2018. Check back as we keep you updated!***

Back Yard Burgers --On November 11, active duty service members and veterans get a free Back Yard Classic Burger.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse -- All service members can enjoy a complimentary entree up to $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service on November 10 and 11.

Bonanza Steakhouses -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet on November 11.

Bruegger's Bagels -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free small drip coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Cattlemens -- Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on November 11.

Cicis Pizza -- Get a free pizza buffet with Military ID on November 11.

Cotton Patch Cafe -- Veterans and active duty military get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken on November 11.

Hickory Tavern -- Veterans and active duty military get 50% off food and non-alcoholic beverages from a fixed menu on November 11.

Hy-Vee -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free breakfast buffet on November 11.

JJ’s Red Hots -- Veterans and active duty get a free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day on November 11.

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on November 11.

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ -- During the month of November, active duty and veteran military personnel get 20% off. On Veterans Day, active duty military and veterans get a complimentary dessert on top of the 20%.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active duty military will receive two complimentary entrees on November 11, one for themselves and one for their significant others at participating locations.

Mimi’s Cafe -- Veterans or active duty military personnel can select from a special menu on November 11 for free. Drink purchase required.

Mission BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.

On the Border -- Active and retired members of the military get a free combo meal on November  11.

Ponderosa Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet on November 11.

Shoney's -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free All You Care To Eat breakfast from 6am – 11am on November 11.

Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active duty military and veterans a free lunch from a limited menu on November 11 until 4 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.

54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza -- Veterans and active military get a complimentary small order of Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese on November 11.

Arooga’s -- Veterans and active duty military get a free pretzel from a fixed menu on November 11.

Bakers Square-- Veterans and active duty military get a free breakfast from a set menu on November 11.

Bandana's BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military eat free (up to $10) on November 11.

Bar Louie – On November 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free appetizer or entree.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels -- Veterans receive a free Jumbo Soft Pretzel at participating locations on November 11.

Billy Sims Barbecue -- Veterans and active military get a free pulled pork sandwich, one regular side, and a collector's cup on November 11.

Black Angus Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free 7 oz. Top Sirloin steak dinner with mashed potatoes and broccoli on November 11.

BLT Steak -- On November 11, parties of two or less receive a 50% discount and parties of three or more receive a 25% discount for veterans and active duty military.

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Bonefish Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free Bang Bang Shrimp on November 11.

Boston Market -- Active duty or retired military personnel and their families can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase on November 11.

Bubba's 33 -- Veterans and active members of the military get a free lunch on November 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11 all day.

Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner on November 11.

Calhoun's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on November 11.

Cantina Laredo -- Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary meal up to $15 on November 11.

Carlo’s Bakery -- Veterans and active service members get a free cannoli on November 11.

Carrabba’s -- All veterans and active duty service members get a free appetizer November 11 through 13.

Carrows -- Veterans and active duty military get a free slice of pie on November 11.

Charlie Brown's Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a special menu from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. on November 11.

Cheeseburger in Paradise -- Veterans receive a free burger with fries on November 11.

Chevys Fresh Mex -- On November 11 from 11am-10pm, all active and retired military personnel can select one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu.

Chicken Salad Chick -- On November 11, veterans and active duty military receive one sandwich or scoop of their choice of chicken salad, one side, a pickle spear, a cookie and a drink.

Chili’s -- Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a limited menu on November 11.

Chipotle-- Active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, veterans and spouses get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 3:00 p.m. to close on November 11.

Chuck E. Cheese’s -- Active and retired military members can enjoy a free individual 1-topping pizza on November 11.

City Barbecue -- Veterans and troops get a free sandwich platter on November 11.

Claim Jumper -- On November 14, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.

Coco’s Bakery -- Veterans and active duty get a free slice of pie on November 11.

Coffee Beanery -- Veterans and active duty military get a free tall cup of coffee all day on November 11 at participating locations.

Country Cookin -- Veterans receive a free meal from 2 pm – 8 pm on Tuesday, November 15.

Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on November 11.

Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit -- Veterans and active military get a free meal on November 11. Dickey’s is also offering anyone in the party that dines with a veteran a free Big Yellow Cup with purchase.

Don Pablo's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free appetizer on November 11.

El Fenix -- Active duty and retired military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

El Torito -- Active and retired military personnel can select one complimentary item from a special menu on November 11 from 11am-10pm.

Famous Dave’s -- On November 11, former and current military personnel will receive a free Two Meat Combo.

Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Big Cheese burger on November 11.

FATZ Café -- Veterans and active military get a free Calabash Chicken entree on November 11.

Fazoli's -- Veterans get a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl on November 11.

Figaro’s Pizza -- Veterans and active duty service members get a complimentary medium 1-topping pizza on November 11.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Active duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on November 11.

Fogo de Chão -- Veterans and active duty personnel will receive 50% off their meal on November 11, and up to three additional guests will receive 10% off their meals.

Friendly’s -- Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on November 11.

Furr's Fresh Buffet -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet and drink on November 11.

Glory Days Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer on November 11.

Gordon Biersch -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free appetizer on November 11.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

Greene Turtle -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Hale and Hearty Soups -- Veterans and active duty service members get a complementary Medium cup of soup on November 11.

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream -- Veterans and military personnel get a free single cone on November 11.

HoneyBaked Ham -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free lunch at select locations on November 11.

Hooters -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.

Houlihan’s -- Active military and veterans receive one free entrée, valued up to $15, with purchase of an additional entrée on November 11.

Hurricane Grill and Wings -- Veterans and active duty personnel get a complimentary entrée and non-alcoholic beverage on November 11 from a limited menu.

IHOP-- On November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

IKEA -- Veterans get a free entrée from November 7 through 11.

Johnny Carino’s -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

Krispy Kreme -- All veterans get a free doughnut and small coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Krystal -- All guests with their military ID may receive a complimentary breakfast Sausage Biscuit from opening until 11 am on November 11.

LaMar’s Donuts -- Veterans and active duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations on November 11.

Logan’s Roadhouse -- Veterans get a free entree from a special menu on November 11.

LongHorn Steakhouse -- Active duty military, veterans and their families get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on November 11. Guests that dine with a veteran will also receive 10 percent off their meal.

Max & Erma's – On November 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America.

Menchie's --  All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on November 11.

Miami Subs Grill -- Active military personnel and veterans get 50% off their order on November 11.

Miller's Ale House -- Get 50% off your meal with a military ID on November 11.

Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans and active duty service members receive any menu item up to $11.99 for free all day on November 11.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On November 11 from 11 am to 4 pm, veterans and active military get a free lunch with purchase of an entree.

O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty service members get a free meal on November 11.

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom -- Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on November 11.

Old Country Buffet -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet and drink on November 11.

Olive Garden – Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée from a special menu on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and retired service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Perkins -- Active duty military and veterans get a free Magnificent Seven meal on November 11.

Pizza Schmizza -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free slice of pizza on November 11, between 1 and 4 p.m.

Primanti Bros. -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich all day on November 11.

Quaker Steak & Lube -- On November 11, veterans and current service members can receive a complimentary or discounted meal of their choice. Offer varies by location.

Red Hot & Blue -- Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée on November 9, 10 and 11. Coupon required.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, reserve and active-duty military personnel receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu on November 10 and 11.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.

RibCrib -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal on November 11.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery -- Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on November 11.

Rosebud Restaurants -- All currently serving and retired veterans get half off a second entrée purchase for lunch with the purchase of an entrée on November 11.

Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.

Ryan’s -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet and drink on November 11.

Sagebrush Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Sheetz – Veterans and active duty military personnel get a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations on November 11.

Snuffers Restaurant & Bar -- On November 11, all active duty and retired military members receive a free burger.

Spaghetti Warehouse -- From November 11 through November 13 buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.

Starbucks -- Veterans, reservists, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Sticky Fingers -- Veterans and active military get a free pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and cole slaw all day on November 11.

Stir Crazy -- Veterans and active duty military get a free chicken or steak fresh market bar on November 11.

SweetFrog -- All service members, past and present, get a free 12oz cup frozen yogurt on November 11.

Tahoe Joe's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free 6 oz Joe's Steak on November 11.

Tap House Grill -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary meal on November 11.

Texas Corral -- Veterans and active service members get a free entree from a special menu along with an iced tea, lemonade or coffee on November 11.

Texas de Brazil-- Veterans and active duty military will receive 50% off of their dinner plus 1 guest, November 7 through 11. The rest of the table will receive 20% off.

Texas Steakhouse and Saloon -- Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary meal from a select menu on November 11.

TGIFridays -- Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tijuana Flats -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11.

Travel Centers of America -- Military veterans who are CDL holders receive a free meal with beverage on November 11.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill-- Veterans get a free Churrasco with the purchase of a Churrasco November 10 through 12.

Village Inn -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast on November 11.

Wawa -- Veterans, active military members, and their families get any size free coffee on November 11.

White Castle -- Veterans and all members of the military receive a free combo meal on November 11.

Wienerschnitzel -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a 20 oz. drink on November 11.

World of Beer – All veterans and current service members receive a free select draught beer on November 11.

Yard House -- Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer on November 11.

Yogurtology -- Veterans and active duty military get free frozen yogurt up to 10 oz on November 11.

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2018 Veterans Day Retail Offerings:

Grace for Vets -- Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.

Great Clips – On November 11, veterans and current military members can visit a Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Non-military customers can purchase a service on Veterans Day and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran you know. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.

Rack Room Shoes -- Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on November 11.

Sport Clips -- Participating locations are offering veterans and active duty service members free haircuts on November 11.

***The following military discounts were offered for Veterans Day in 2017, but have yet to be confirmed for 2018. Check back as we keep you updated!***

Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway for military in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $40 fee. Attend the event and select one of the designated gowns on display. Visit the Brides Across America website for more details.

Thorlos --Active and retired military get 35% off all products on Thorlo.com on November 10, 11 and 12. Promotion code required.

Tractor Supply Co. -- All active and former military get a 15% military discount on purchases on November 11.

American Family Care -- Military veterans get a free flu shot on November 11.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- The Exchange is offering Veterans Day deals on various items, including holiday gift items and food court and mall purchases, starting November 10.

Bed Bath and Beyond -- Veterans, active duty, Reserves, Guard and spouses get 25% off their entire purchase November 10 through 13.

Brooks Brothers -- Active duty military and veterans get 25% off in-store purchases November 8 through November 11.

Carmike Cinemas -- Present a military ID on November 11 and receive a free small popcorn with your ticket purchase.

Christmas Tree Shops -- Active duty, DoD, Reserves, Guard, retirees, veterans and military spouses get 25% off their entire in-store purchases November 10 through 13.

Dollar General -- Active duty service members, veterans and their families get an 11% discount on qualifying purchases on November 11.

Enterprise Car Sales -- Active duty military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

Firestone Complete Auto Care -- Between November 11 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

Food Lion -- Active duty, veterans and their families receive a 10% discount on November 11.

IKEA -- Veterans get a free entrée from November 7 through 11.

iPic Theaters -- Former and current military members get a free ticket on November 11.

Meineke -- On November 11, all veterans will receive a free Basic Oil Change at participating locations.

Publix -- Veterans, military personnel, and their families save 10% on groceries on November 11.

Sheetz – Veterans and active duty military personnel get a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations on November 11.

Sleep Number -- Through November 14, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.

Tires Plus -- Between November 11 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

TOPS -- Veterans and active military personnel receive an 11% discount off of a total order on November 11.

Under Armour -- Active duty, retirees and veterans get 15% off on all orders through November 12.

Wawa -- Veterans, active military members, and their families get any size free coffee on November 11.

Wheel Works -- Between November 11 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

World Market – Active Duty, Veterans, Reserve and Military Spouses get 25% off their entire purchase in stores November 10 through 13.

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2017 Veterans Day Events:

America's Parade -- Veterans are invited to march in this New York City parade on November 11. This year’s Parade will commemorate the 16th anniversary of 9/11, with special recognition of our Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Post-9/11 veterans, as well as our First Responders. It will also mark the 26th Anniversary of Desert Storm. The United States Air Force is this year’s featured military branch. The Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy are also represented.

The parade is preceded by the traditional opening ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument (5th Avenue at 23th Street, next to Madison Square Park). The ceremony begins at 10:00 AM.

National Veterans Day Ceremony -- The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony begins 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. There are many national and state cemeteries throughout the country that may also be holding Veterans Day ceremonies. Click here for a cemetery listing.

The Manassas Veterans Day Parade -- On November 4th you can attend the parade that kicks off at 11:00 am from the intersection of Quarry Rd. and Prescott Ave. in Historic Manassas.

The parade is the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern Virginia and in the Washington, D.C. area, and will include military units and vehicles, local veteran organizations, military and high school bands, and pipe and drum corps teams.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Veterans Day Celebration -- On November 10th, visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for live music, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display, and honor guard, and remarks by Vice Admiral Fred Midgette.

The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

Penn State Veteran's Day Ceremony - The Penn State Student Veterans Organization will host a Veterans Day Ceremony intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces on Friday, November 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the front steps of Old Main. The ceremony will commence precisely at 11:00 a.m. with the posting of colors by Penn State’s Joint Service ROTC Honor Guard and the singing of the National Anthem.

Distinguished Speakers will include Retired Navy Vice Admiral James Houck, Penn State’s Veterans Fraternity President George Oliver, and Penn State’s Military Law Caucus President Chuck Deibel. The ceremony will conclude with a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.

San Francisco Mayor’s Salute to Veterans Parade: on November 12th at 10AM, SUNDAY, Fisherman’s Wharf Area.

Parade Route: Start on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, proceeds west on Jefferson Street, pass reviewing stand on Jefferson Street near Leavenworth Street and disband.

3rd Annual Philadelphia Veteran's Day Parade and Festival - On Sunday, November 5th the parade will start at 12:00 pm at JFK Blvd and North 16th Street. The parade route will continue around City Hall, heading east on Market Street and end at North 5th Street for the Veterans Festival.

This year’s notable attendees include The United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, Grand Marshal, Colonel Joe Marm, the only living Medal of Honor recipient from Pennsylvania, and last year’s Grand Marshal, Tuskegee Airman Gene Richardson. Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressman Bob Brady and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke will also be in attendance, among several elected officials showing support for area veterans.

Chicago Honor's America's Veterans - On November 11, at 11AM at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Gate 0 - South End at the Doughboy Statue. 
The ceremony will take place in front of the Doughboy statue. The program will culminate with a wreath laying ceremony at the Doughboy, a 21-gun salute, “Taps” and the “Armed Forces Medley.”

36th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade - On November 11th, 11:11am, the Parade will begin in Downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street south of Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd. The Parade will proceed south on Peachtree Street, turn right on Baker Street towards Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. It will continue on Baker Street and turn left onto Marietta Street. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street.

Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade - On November 10th, 11AM, the parade will begin with massing of colors and the 11th hour ceremony in front of City Hall. The parade will commence following the official ceremony (approximately 1 hour). The route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall.
The parade route is similar to prior years. After passing in review, parade units will turn south on Ervay and disperse south of City Hall.
Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 AM in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.
2017 Parade Theme: "Honoring Veterans of the Gulf War: Desert Shield & Desert Storm".