02 November 2010

Hope you voted!

Election day today, and hope you all voted! It's one of the ways in which we all count equally across the nation, military or civilian, urban or rural. And it happens to be a great way to honor and appreciate veterans who have earned it for us.

Life is good in PA. I've had a busy week after getting back from a mission to Haiti. I'll have more to say about that later.

But for today, here is a list of establishments that give discounts and freebees to veterans for Veteran's Day:

Veterans Day Offers and Anytime Veteran Freebies
The following are for your information; please share with any active duty military or veterans that you know

Restaurant Freebies

Applebee's Restaurant - Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.
Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage.
Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 16to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military Staff
In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members
McCormick & Schmick's restaurants will offer a free entree to military veterans for its 12th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event. Menu picks include such seafood items as parmesan crusted tilapia, roasted cedar plank salmon and almond crusted rainbow trout.
Krispy Kreme - One free doughnut of any variety
UNO Chicago Grill- Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.
Coushatta Casino Resort - The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clams lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.
MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.
Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.
Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to Veterans
Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entrée
Carolina Burgers & BBQ - In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans

Retail Freebies

Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.
Lowe's & Home Depot - Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.
Sam's Club - Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store
http://amazon.com/ Free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces
Cabela's Outdoor Store - Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item
Build-a-Bear Workshop - Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families
Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID

Entertainment Freebies

National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day
Knott's Berry Farm - Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26
Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents
San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families
Historic Jamestown - Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members
Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists
Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all
Birmingham Museum of Art - Free admission to the ticketed event "Life and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military
Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum
Greenbay (WI) New Zoo - Free admission to veterans and their families
Central Florida Zoo - Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID
Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. Museum
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day
Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military