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Veterans Day Steals and Deals

Annual Veterans Day/ Remembrance Day Ceremony

Starts at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park on Union Boulevard. Guest speak will be Rear Adm. Janice M. Hamby who is the director of Command Control Systems NORAD and USNORTHCOM. If inclement weather, ceremony will be held at The Retired Enlisted Association.

All veterans and active military can get a free car wash at the following Water Works Car Wash and Detail Centers: 2280 Montebello Square Drive, 599-7788; 1108 N. Academy Blvd., 596-3298; 525 S. Nevada Ave., 634-8536.

Veterans Day at Florissant Fossil Beds

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, the United States will observe Veterans Day, a day celebrating our veterans of the military. The National Park Service will recognize the contributions of our veterans by making this a “free fee” day for veterans and their families at all National Parks, including Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. All U.S. military veterans and current members of the U.S. armed forces and their families will be admitted free-of-charge on Veterans Day to public lands managed by both the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture. This will be an excellent opportunity to visit Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, or, if you have visited before it will be an excellent day to re-visit. The Monument will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Ranger programs scheduled during the day, a video explaining the fossils shown throughout the day, and a free Junior Ranger program for children to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Additionally there are 14 miles of hiking trails open to you, including two self guided loops to help you experience this beautiful mountain park. Picnic areas are also available. To reach the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, travel 35 miles west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. At the town of Florissant, turn left onto Teller County #1, and travel 2 miles south to the Visitor Center. For additional information call 719-748-3253.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Veterans, active and family=free, or $3/kids free
Location: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Eat Free at Applebee's

Military veterans and active-duty service members will be able to eat for free at any Applebee's across the U.S. on Veterans Day, Wed., Nov. 11, 2009. There will be six entrees from the menu to choose from. Guests will be asked to show one or more of the following as proof of service: a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a photograph in uniform, or wearing a uniform in person. For more information about Veterans Day at Applebee's, visit the Applebee's website at A complete listing of all Applebee's locations is available at

Military Eat Free at Golden Corral

Golden Corral's 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 16, 2009, from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner. To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.2 million free meals and contributed over $3.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Fee Free Day at National Parks

To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world, Salazar said.

McCormick & Schmick's Complimentary Lunch or Dinner

Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée on November 8. Some of the mouth-watering selections include Cashew-Crusted Tilapia, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Seafood Fettuccini Alfredo and Cedar-Planked Salmon. The McCormick & Schmick’s Veterans Appreciation Event is offered to veterans defined by the Veterans Administration, Title 38 US Code 101, which is “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” Please present proper identification to your server when you are seated. Proper ID includes VA card, VFW card, American Legion card, discharge papers, DD214 or other Veterans ID . Please note that in an effort to accommodate as many Veterans as possible, restaurants will not be able to seat parties larger than 6. Learn more.

Home Depot and Lowe’s Military Discount

The 10% military discount is available to: Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups are eligible. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service (a DD Form 214 or VFW membership may qualify). Learn more.

Salute from Outback Steakhouse

As an expression of Outback Steakhouse's appreciation to our Country's veterans and active duty military, a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage of choice (one non-alcoholic drink or one draft Anheuser Busch beer except where prohibited by law) will be available to them at every Outback in the country on Veterans Day. Please visit for locations.

Discounts at Cabela's

Veteran's Day weekend, Cabela's outdoor store is offering their employee discount to all veterans, active duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on Nov. 11 and 12. Dubbed a "Hometown Heroes" event, eligible shoppers will need to check in at a table at the store to receive a coupon for the discount. All the information I've received about this promotion has been second hand and it seems that the website doesn't offer any information. Discount varies from 5% to 50%, depending on item, and that it excludes guns, boats, trailers and safes.

World's Finest Chocolate - Honor our veterans with a chocolate gift from the heart . Veteran's Day Event: Save $231 on Alta Vista Jr. kids' room! Veterans Day Sale. Extra 20% off clearance.

Sears Veterans Day Specials: Save Throughout the Store Free Shipping This Veteran's Day at

The Franklin Mint Don't Miss Big Savings at Our Veterans Day Sale

ILLUMINATIONS Buy 2 Get 1 Free Veteran's Day Savings + Free Standard Shipping! Veterans Day Sale - Free Shipping

Jo-Ann Super Finds50% off coupon + Veterans' Sale today 2-Day Veterans' Day Sale

Circuit City - Veterans Day Sale--ends Saturday

Lane Bryant - Free Shipping and Web-Only Veterans Day Exclusive

Jos. A. Bank - Veteran's Day 1/2 OFF Savings Event

Free Cane from AMG Medical Inc, at your local Sam's Club

Veteran's Day Special at Build-A-Bear Workshop for all Military ID Holders Receive a 20% discount on any Build-A-Bear Workshop stores (November 11 - 15)

Dollar General – 10% discount for all veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families. The Dollar General Veterans Day coupon can be found in the Nov. 1 Dollar General advertising circular in stores or by asking a Dollar General sales associate for the coupon.


  • Chelsy Murphy 5 years ago

    Famous Daves will also be offering free meals!

  • Phyllis 5 years ago

    This is a great roundup of special offers for veterans - and I notice some of the sales are open to the rest of us as well.