In honor of Veterans Day, many attractions and restaurants are offering wonderful discounts and freebies for veterans and active military personnel. Thank you for your service! Most require some form of military ID. As always, it is a good idea to verify with your favorite location before visiting.
Local Attractions and Events
2013 Nebraska’s Official Veteran Parade – 11/9, 10 a.m.
- Veteran’s Day Parade – November 9th Old Towne Bellevue. 10 a.m. – Noon.
Military Appreciation Weekend at the Kroc Center – 11/9 – 11/11
- Free Entry to the Kroc Center for all Military and their Immediate Family on Saturday, November 9, through Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. Please present your official military verification at the Welcome Desk.
Holiday Mail for Heroes – 11/10, 12 – 4 p.m. at Oak View Mall and Westroads Mall
- The American Red Cross will be collecting holiday greeting cards to send to our heroes overseas and in our own communities. You can join the effort and make a holiday card for a hero this year on Sunday, November 10, in the Food Court.
Veteran’s Day at the Zoo – 11/11
- Free gate admission to all active or retired Veterans and their immediate families on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, 2013.
Applebees – Veterans and Active Duty Military enjoy a free signature entree on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.
Carrabba’s – November 9 – 11. All active and retired veterans can receive a free appetizer.
Chili’s – Chili’s is offering all veterans and active military personnel a free entree from the special Veterans Day Menu. Offer available November 11, 2013, at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine in from limited menu only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.
Godfathers Pizza La Vista – Veterans and active military will receive a Free buffet! Buffet hours 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Golden Corral – Enjoy a free “Thank You” dinner for any person who has served in the U.S. Military on Monday, November 11, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hy-Vee – Veterans eat free at their annual Veterans Day breakfast on 11/11. Check your favorite Hy-Vee for times.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee on November 11, 2013 with military ID. Valid in-store only at participating locations, not valid at grocery or convenience stores.
Little Caesar’s – Free Crazy Bread for U.S. Veterans with valid military ID on Monday, 11/11. Available at participating locations.
Olive Garden – Free meal (with proof of military service) from a list of several entrees on November 11, 2013.
Texas Roadhouse – Fee lunch from special Veterans Menu on Monday November 11, 2013.
Free Entrance to National Parks – Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11, 2013. Over 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees are offering free entrance. Find a participating park near you here.
Free Stay at B&B’s and Inns – Each year, the B&B industry celebrates the sacrifices offered by our courageous vets by offering free rooms on or around Veterans Day.
Do you know of a Veteran’s Day Freebie or Deal we missed? Please leave a comment below.