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Veterans Day is this Sunday, November 11th.  I am so grateful to our nation’s Veterans. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.  Below is a list of local events and discounts:


Veterans Day Parade, Marietta — The 14th annual Marietta Veterans Day Parade takes place on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The parade begins at 11 am.

Veterans Day Candle Light Ceremony, Woodstock –-Are hosting a candlelight ceremony on November 11th, at 7:00 pm.

Veterans Day Ceremony, Acworth — Join the City of Acworth on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2 pm at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans.

Veterans Day Parade, Dallas In 2018 the Veterans Day parade will be in downtown Dallas. It will be on Mondat, November 12th, with massing of the colors and the 11th hour (11:00 AM) ceremony in front of City Hall.

Sandy Springs Veterans Day Tribute — The community is invited to the City’s annual Veteran’s Day Tribute on Friday, November 9, 2018 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the City Green.

Freedom Ball — The Georgia Veterans Day Association Inc. hosts the 2017 Freedom Ball, starting at 6 pm on November 10th in the Oceans Ballroom at Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW.

Kennesaw Military Luncheon —The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a complimentary lunch on November 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Info: Kennesaw Parks and Recreation at 770-422-9714.

Gwinnett Veterans Day Ceremony— Gwinnett County’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will celebrate military veterans and public service personnel on November 11th at 1:30 pm at the Fallen Heroes Memorial, Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville 30046.

Stockbridge Veterans Recognition Luncheon. — One-mile parade begins on November 9th at 10 a.m. beginning at the Municipal Courthouse at 4602 N. Henry Blvd. followed by veterans’ recognition luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Merle Manders Conference Center, 111 Davis Road.

Restaurant Discounts

54th Street Grill November 11, Free meal, up to $12 value.

Acapulco – November 11, Complimentary meal.

Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11th. Dine-in only. Visit the Applebee’s website for details.

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar – November 12,  Free meal from special menu. Dine-in only.

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

Bar Louie – From open to close on Sunday, November 11, every Bar Louie throughout the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value when they show a valid military I.D. Click here for details.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse — On Sunday, November 11, all military members who dine-in restaurant receive a complimentary entree up to $12.95 plus a free Dr Pepper beverage by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location nationwide. Visit the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse for locations.

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu at California Pizza Kitchen on November 11Click here for locations.

CentraArchy Restaurants November 11, Free meal at participating restaurants, including New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47 or Gulfstream Café.

Chevys Fresh Mex — Chevys Fresh Mex will thank our men and women in uniform by offering all military personnel, past and present, a complimentary meal on Veterans Day. On Sunday, November 11, veterans and current service members will be served a meal free of charge from a select menu at any time from 3 pm until closing time with a valid ID. The offer is not available during brunch. Click here for details.

Chili’sNovember 11, Free meal from special menu at participating locations

Chop House On Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, Chop House restaurants are offering 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree to veterans with military ID or in uniform. Click here for locations.

Connors Steak & Seafood – OSunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, Connors Steak & Seafood are offering 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree to veterans with military ID or in uniform. Click here for locations.

Cotton Patch Café – November 11, Free meal. Proof of service required

Cracker Barrel —On November 11, Cracker Barrel will offer veterans a choice of a complimentary piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake for dessert or a Crafted Coffee at all 656 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide.  Click here for details.

Dunkin’ Donuts — On Sunday, November 11, at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide, veterans and active duty military are eligible to receive a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary. Click here for details.

Eat’n Park– All active and former United States military personnel and their families will receive a special 10% discount for the entire month of November at all Eat’n Park Restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The discount applies to all meals on the active or former military personnel’s check. The veterans discount ends November 30, 2018. Click herefor more details.

El Torito & El Torito, Grill – November 11,  Complimentary meal.

Famous Dave’s — On Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day, Famous Dave’s is offering all former and current military personnel a FREE 2 Meat Salute.  Click here for details.

Friendly’s – November 11,  Free breakfast, lunch, dinner at participating locations

Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on Monday, November 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The dinner honors any person who has served in the US Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves). Visit the Golden Corral website for details.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar — VGreen Mill honors our military on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 with a free menu item for lunch or dinner. Offer is available for dine-in only. Active duty military and veterans must show proof of service.  Click here for details.

Grub Burger Bar – November 11, Free entree

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House – November 12, Free Soup, Salad, and Desert Bar, from
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Huddle HouseNovember 9 – 12, 2018. FREE order of Sweet Cakes at all Huddle
House locations nationwide.

Hy-Vee – November 11, Free Veterans Day breakfast from 7am – 11am at all participating
Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining.

K & W Cafeteria – K&W Cafeterias will honor all who served with a free meal with a military ID on Monday, November 12. This offer is valid from 11:00 AM until closing. Click herefor more details.

Kings Family RestaurantMonday, November 12, Kings Family Restaurant will be celebrating Veterans Day with a free meal for all veterans and active military members. The free entrée choices include Double Down Breakfast, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Breakfast, Classic Burger, Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwich and Kings Meatloaf Dinner. Click here for details.

Little Caesars — On Sunday, November 11, from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 Lunch Combo.   Click here for details

Logan’s Roadhouse — On Veterans Day, November 11 between 3–6 pm, all veterans and military personnel will receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu (with valid military id). Visit the Logan’s Roadhouse website for details.

LongHorn SteakhouseFree appetizer or dessert. Additional 10% off for guests that dine with Veterans on November 11

McCormick & Schmick’s – November 11, Free lunch or dinner from special menu

Menchie’s —  Menchie’s will honor service men and women with free frozen yogurt on Veterans Day, Sunday November 11, 2018. All veterans and active duty military will receive their first six ounces free when they present their valid military ID or proof of service at the time of purchase.  Click here for details.

Nékter Juice Bar – November 11, Free 16 oz Juices and Smoothies at participating locations

Olive Garden – Olive Garden, the nation’s most successful Italian-style restaurant chain, will thank veterans with a free meal this Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11.

On the Border — Veterans with proof of military ID or service receive a free Create Your Own Combo entrée (Choose 2). Valid on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer may vary by market. At participating On the Border locations only.Visit the On The Border website for locations.

Outback Steakhouse – November 11, Free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Also receive 10% off your purchase through Dec 31, 2018.

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant — Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will salute Veterans Day with a 25% discount for active-duty military and veterans, available all day on Sunday, November 11. Veterans and active-duty service members who show a valid military ID will receive a discount off their total bill throughout the day. Click here for more about Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant.

Primanti Bros – November 11, Free Sandwich at participating locations

Red Lobster — In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobsteris offering a free appetizer or dessert on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.  Click here for details.

Rib Crib – November 11, Free meal from Menu of Honor

Rock & Brews – November 12, Free pulled pork sandwich with a side.

Ruby Tuesday — This Veterans Day, Ruby Tuesday will show its appreciation by offering a free appetizer up to $10 in menu value for veterans, active duty, and reserve service members with presented valid military ID on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  Click here for details.

Sagebrush Steakhouse – November 11,  Free meal from select menu.

Shane’s Rib Shack – Shane’s Rib Shack will honor active duty military and veterans during their Military Appreciation Week. Participating Shane’s Rib Shack locations, will provide military personnel with a complimentary sandwich, regular side, and 20-oz. beverage; offer valid November 8 through November 10 only. Military ID or proof of service is required. Visit Shane’s Rib Shack for details.

Texas Corral – November 11,Free meal from a special menu, plus lemonade, iced tea, or

Texas Roadhouse– November 11,Free lunch from special menu. Dine-in only.

TooJay’s– Veterans and active duty military get a free entree from a special menu on Veterans Day, November 11. Dine-in only. Click here for details.

Twin Peaks Restaurants – November 12, Free meal at participating locations (please call ahead).

Vitality Bowls– Free smoothies at all corporate-owned locations and
participating franchises.

Wienerschnitzel — Wienerschnitzel is honoring veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day, November 11, with a free Chili Dog, small fries and a 20 oz. drink. This special offer is valid only at participating Wienerschnitzel restaurants nationwide. To receive the free meal, guests need to present a valid military or veteran ID card or wear their military uniform. There is a limit of one free meal per veteran or military member. Click here for locations.

Wild Wing Cafe — Veterans eat for free all day on November 11 at participating Wild Wing Cafes. Dine in only from select items. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans please show proof of military service. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, veterans organization card (ie: American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, citation or commendation. Visit the Wild Wing Cafe website for details.

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

Veterans Day Travel & Recreation Discounts

9/11 Memorial and Museum — Veterans will receive free Museum admission as well as half price museum tickets for up to two family members from November 7 to 11.

Aquarium of the Pacific — Veterans and military personnel get free admission on November 11.

Birmingham Zoo — Veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission on November 11 and 12.

Boston Bruins — In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night on November 5, all military will receive a 20% off discount at the ProShop and all GameDay ProShop locations.

Boston Duck Tours — Veterans and active military ride free from November 12 – 16. Dependents ride for $10 per person (plus 5% CCF surcharge).

Brides Across America — Registrations required. Brides Across America, a
non-profit organization, provides eligible military brides with a free wedding dress.

Colonial Williamsburg — Military families can receive a free admission ticket during Veterans Day weekend.

Fernbank Museum – In honor Veterans Day, Fernbank Museum invites veterans to enjoy FREE* general museum admission when presenting a valid military ID at Fernbank’s Box Office on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. Regular admission rates will apply to family members and other guests.

Free car washes — Visit GraceforVets.org for a list of participating car washes

Georgia Aquarium – November 11, 2018 FREE* General Admission for active and former military members and 30% OFF* for their family members on Veterans Day courtesy of The Home Depot Foundation.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden — Veterans get free admission on November 11.

Harley-Davidson Museum — On November 9-11, Harley-Davidson Museum will offer free Museum entry for all active Military, Veterans and their families. Free entry with valid Military or Veterans ID for 1 additional adult and up to 4 children 18 years old or younger.  Visit the Harley-Davidson Museum website for details.

Killington Resort — Active duty, retired and honorably discharged members of the military ski for free on November 11.

Knott’s Berry Farm — Active duty military and veterans receive free admission for themselves and 1 guest from November 1 – 15 and November 26 – December 21. Additional discounted tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth.

LEGOLAND Florida – From November 1 to 30, all veterans and active duty military can receive free admission. Veterans also can purchase theme park tickets for up to six guests at a 50% discount on the same dates.

Mariners’ Museum — Active duty and retired military, veterans, and their immediate families get free admission on November 11.

“Mickey: The True Original” — This 16,000 sq ft immersive pop up exhibition opens in NYC on November 8, open through February in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary. On November 11, veterans and active duty military can attend the exhibition free of charge, in addition to a few friends and family of theirs.

Montpelier — Veterans get free House tours November 9 – 11. Veterans also receive a 10% discount on any purchase at the Museum Shop.

Monticello — Veterans get complimentary admission November 10 – 12.

Mount Vernon — All active duty, former, or retired military personnel are admitted for free on November 11.

National Parks — On November 11, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.

National WWI Museum and Memorial — Admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel November 9-11.

New Mexico Museum of Space History — Veterans get free admission on November 11.

Newseum — Veterans and active duty members of the military plus one guest get free admission on November 10 and 11.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium — On November 10, 11, and 12, active duty service members and veterans receive free admission. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission.

Pro Football Hall of Fame — Throughout the month of November, all veterans and active military plus one guest get free museum admission and parking.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden — All military veterans, who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, will receive free admission on November 11.

Six Flags Theme Park – The park will be hosting Military Appreciation Days on Veterans Day Weekend, November 10 and 11. During this weekend, there will be complimentary admission for current (active) military members and up to three dependents. If a military service member is currently deployed during this day, a spouse and up to three dependents can receive complimentary admission with a current military ID card. Active service members can purchase an unlimited amount of additional tickets for family members or friends for 50% off plus tax per ticket.

Westgate Resorts — Westgate Resorts are honoring our U.S. military personnel and their families by giving away free vacations. On November 9, they will open up registration for the event that will be held in May 2019.

Woodland Park Zoo — Active, retired, and veteran military personnel and their spouses get free admission on November 11.

World of Coca-Cola — Active duty, reserves and retirees get free admission year-round, and November 1 through November 11, members of the Armed Forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family.

A huge thank you The Military WalletMilitary.com, and Access Atl for helping create this wonderful list of freebies for our veterans.

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