Today is Veterans Day and while we love to celebrate the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country and freedom, today is a very special day to many and to celebrate that and show a small token of appreciation, many merchants are stepping up and providing our veterans some great deals and ways to save some cash.

Many businesses, schools and federal offices will be closed for the holiday as well.

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day is a federal holiday recognized each year on November 11th but why this particular day? Why November 11?

That is the day because it marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. The major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

It was known as Armistice Day until 1954 when it officially started being recognized as Veterans Day at the urging of various Veterans groups.


It seems so simple to say to those that have done so much and sacrificed so much but it's really important to make sure we show these special individuals all of the support and love that we can.


To every man and woman that has fought to defend our freedom and way of life in the United States, we say thank you.

Check out some of the Veterans Day deals and freebies going on today.


  • Applebee’s: Free entrée for all Veterans and Active-Duty Military
  • Bar Louie: Free Craft Burger for the men and women who have served and are serving in the US Armed Forces
  • BJ’s Brewhouse: Complimentary meal for current and former military who dine in
  • Breckenridge Distillery: Free high end tasting, 20% off plus a free cocktail for Veterans with a military ID
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Complimentary non-alcoholic beverage plus choice of one entrée from the prix fixed menu
  • Carrabba’s: 10% off with any visit for all Service Members and First Responders
  • Chilis: All veterans & active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day
  • Denny’s: Free Grand Slam to all active, non-active and retired military personnel
  • Dunkin’: Free donut for Veterans and Active Military
  • IHOP: Free red, white, and blueberry pancakes for veterans and active-duty military
  • LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee: Free donut and 12 oz. coffee for all Veterans and Active Military Personnel
  • Little Caesars: Free lunch combo, a 4-slice Detroit-Style Deep Dish pizza with Pepperoni and one 20 oz. Pepsi product for Veterans
  • Menchie’s: First 6 oz. free to all Veterans and active-duty military
  • Parry’s Pizza: Complimentary entrée and fountain drink
  • Red Lobster: Free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw, featuring six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce, as well as crispy French Fries and Coleslaw for veterans, active-duty military and reservists.
  • Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double
  • Smashburger: Enjoy a FREE Burger or Sandwich when you show a valid military ID
  • Yard House: Veterans and active-duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer
  • Ziggi’s Coffee: Free 16 oz. drink for veterans and active-duty military members


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