In honor of Veterans Day, enjoy local events, restaurant discounts, and free admission to some area attractions for veterans and active military personnel. Thank you for your service!
May require some form of military ID. As always, it is a good idea to verify with your favorite location before visiting.
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Veterans Shine On! at Memorial Park – November 8, 2017 (6 – 7 p.m.)
- The Omaha Parks and Recreation would like to thank our veterans for their service during our annual ‘Veterans Shine On’ lighting ceremony at Memorial Park, 6005 Underwood Ave, on November 8th at 6 p.m. The event will include special guest speakers, music, hot cocoa, and dessert.
Military Family Day at Joslyn Art Museum – November 8 – 12, 2017
- Joslyn will honor all Military Family membership cardholders with additional benefits in honor of Veterans Day. Simply show your Military Family membership card and receive a free gift and an additional 10% off purchases in the Hitchcock Museum Shop. Military Family members will also receive two complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and two desserts in Café Durham.
Veterans Day Free Weekend at The Durham Museum – November 10-11 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and November 12, 2017 (1 -5 p.m.)
- Veterans and their families enjoy complimentary admission all weekend long, November 10-12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Just show your military ID at the front desk.
- *The newly unveiled UP No. 1943 Military locomotive will be on display from noon – 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 10 only.
Family Swim Night at Swimtastic – November 10, 2017 (6 – 8 p.m.)
- Special Family Swim as we thank our military families. Please be prepared to show your ID and also, enjoy 15% off when you enroll for classes.
Nebraska’s Official Veteran’s Parade – November 11, 2017 (10 a.m.)
- Nebraska’s Official Veteran’s Parade will be held in Downtown Bellevue.
Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Omaha Zoo – November 11, 2017 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- In honor of those who proudly served our nation, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be offering free gate admission to all veterans and their immediate families on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. The free admission applies to all Veterans and their immediate families.
Veteran’s Day at the Wildlife Safari Park – November 11, 2017 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Wildlife Safari Park, located off Exit 426 near Ashland, will also be open on Veteran’s Day. Veterans and their immediate families will receive free admission during Wildlife Safari Park’s operating hours, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Second Saturday & Silent Walk in Honor of Our US Veterans at Heron Haven Wetland Sanctuary – November 11, 2017 (10 – 11:30 a.m.)
- Families can show their support for Veterans with a silent walk followed by coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Members of Project Healing Waters will be on-hand. Location: Heron Haven Wetland Sanctuary, 11809 Old Maple Rd., Omaha.
- At 10:30 is November Rocks! Explore geology and the fascinating world of fossils and rocks.
The first 18 kids can dig for a trilobite to take home.
Please Note: May require some form of military ID. Check back as more deals will be added as information becomes available.
As always, it is a good idea to verify with your favorite location before visiting.
Omaha Pizza Ranch – November 6 – 11, 2017
- The week of November 6-11, Active Duty Military Members and Veterans receive 50% off buffet. Offer valid at Omaha, NE location (3010 S. 84th St.).
Chipotle – Tuesday, November 7 (5 p.m. to close)
- Stop by Chipotle with your U.S. military ID on Tuesday, November 7th, from 5 p.m. – close, and you will receive a Buy One / Get One Free Burrito, Bowl, Salad, or Order of Tacos.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Friday, November 10, 2017
- Dine with a veteran or active duty service member on Friday and their lunch or dinner is our treat (Free entree equal to or less than your purchase).
Applebee’s – November 11, 2017
- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a special menu. Available on November 11, 2017 at participating Applebee’s only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Limit 1 meal per veteran or active duty military. Dine-in only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Menu may vary by location.
Bonefish Grill – November 11, 2017
- Veterans, active duty and retired military receive a free Bang Bang Shrimp on Veterans Day,
Saturday, November 11. *Excludes tax and gratuity. Available for Dine-in only. With show of Military ID.
Cantina Laredo – November 11, 2017
- Cantina Laredo will be offering a complimentary entree to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day. Please show proof of military service. Limit $20. Excludes tax and gratuity.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – November 11, 2017
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® will honor our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day by offering military veterans a complimentary slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake. Guests of Cracker Barrel are also invited to help America’s military families by participating in a giving campaign in support of Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit focused on building strong, stable and secure military families.
Green Beans Coffee Omaha – November 11 (6 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
- Green Beans Coffee Omaha will honor all those who have served and are serving our great nation with a FREE small cup of our brewed coffee or tea AND either a FREE Breakfast Burrito OR Fresh Baked Muffin (while supplies last). DOUBLE DISCOUNTS for ALL VETERANS and their ID carrying family members (ID card holders receive 20% OFF and Veterans in Uniform receive 50% OFF). Must present a valid Military or Veteran ID. Please limit one (1) offer per person, per visit. Not to be combined with any other offers. Discounts not available on merchandise.
Hy-Vee 178th & Pacific – November 11, 2017 (7 – 11 a.m.)
- Free breakfast for veterans on November 11. Check with your local Hy-Vee for participation and exact times and further details.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – November 11, 2017
- As a thank you for sacrifice and service, a free doughnut & small coffee will be given to any veteran or active military personnel (no ID required) on Veterans Day, November 11. No purchase necessary.
Olive Garden – November 11, 2017
- On Veterans day all active duty and retired military eat for free.
Red Lobster – November 11, 2017
- In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.
Texas Roadhouse – November 11, 2017
- Free lunch for active, former or retired military from special Veterans Menu on Saturday, November 11. Dine in only. Please show your server proof of military service.
Village Inn – November 11, 2017
- Free INN-credible V.I.B. Breakfast (valid on 4 INN-credible items) for Veterans and Active Military on November 11, 2017 at participating locations. Dine in only. Show your Military ID or proof of Military Service.
Free Entrance to National Parks – November 11-12, 2017
- On November 11-12, 2017, more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees are offering free entrance. Find a participating park here.
Free Car Wash at participating retailers – November 11, 2017
- Grace For Vets is a united front of car wash operators that provide a FREE CAR WASH to veterans & service personnel each year on November 11 to honor their past & present service to their country.
- Find participating locations in Nebraska and Iowa.
Free Haircut Promotion for Veterans at Great Clips – November 11, 2017
- VETERANS & CURRENT MILITARY MEMBERS: Visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Haircut Cards are redeemable until December 31, 2017.
- NON-MILITARY CUSTOMERS: Purchase a service at a U.S. great Clips salon on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran you know.
Thank you for your service!