The Todd’s father served in World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific–only 17 years old and trying to save the lives of the crew after Pearl Harbor. You think about what our families and friends did to serve nobly in the military, and usually at such an insanely young age. Seventeen.
I always get excited for Veteran’s Day, because I don’t think you can spend enough time thanking these men and women for everything they did for us. Take a look at the list of freebies and see if there’s something there you’d like to share with a veteran you love.
Freebies For Veteran’s Day *
*Please plan on showing your military id for any of these free offers, good for both veterans or active duty service people. I’ve included direct links so you can check ahead and make sure your closest location is participating.
“Saints & Soldiers 3: The Void” is out on dvd–and veterans and active-duty are invited to stop by their local Deseret Book and pick up a copy for free: we interview the lead actor (Danor Gerald–what a sweetheart!) and producer Adam Abel Tuesday at 8:10am.
Meals and Dining:
Red Lobster: free appetizers, the offer’s good for diners through Thursday.
Chuck E Cheese: 20 free token for Veterans or active duty service people with military id, good through Saturday.
California Pizza Kitchen: free meals from a special Veteran’s Day menu.
Texas Roadhouse: lunch is free from 10a-2p from a special Veteran’s Day menu.
Applebee’s: free meal from a special Veteran’s Day menu.
Chili’s: free meal from a Veteran’s Day menu
Denny’s: is offering a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” from 5am-noon
Famous Dave’s: free One Meat Salute meal from noon to 4:30pm
TGI Friday’s: free lunch from a special Veteran’s Day menu
Red Robin: free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries
Massage Envy: offering free massages on Veteran’s Day–please remember to tip!
Great Clips: On Nov. 11 only, customers who stop in for a service at any Great Clips salon in the United States get a free haircut card to give to a veteran. The free haircut cards are redeemable by all active, inactive, retired and reserve members of the military from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31, 2014. Military* members who visit Great Clips on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to redeem by Dec. 31, 2014.
Car Washes: Grace for Vets is sponsoring free car washes all over the country, find your locations here.
(photo credit: Cecilio Ricardo)
Utah’s Hogle Zoo: free admission for military and immediate family.
Tracy Aviary: $1 admission all month for military and immediate family–this also includes first responders, like firefighters, etc.
National Parks: there’s free admission to all national parks on Tuesday, November 11th.
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium: free admission for military and immediate family.
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum: free admission for up to 4 people.
Laser Assault: free laser tag games Tuesday, plus half-price for family members.
Utah Museum of Natural History: free admission for military and one guest.
Professional Association of Innkeepers: offering free or deeply discounted stays at hundreds of inns and B&B’s around the country.
Knott’s Berry Farm: free entry to service people and a family member, good November 11 2014 through January 2, 2015.
Find more national Veteran’s Day offers here.