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Celebrating Veterans Day

Updated: May 12, 2021

Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash

November 11th is Veterans Day and I want to personally thank my father and father-in-law for their service. If you see a Veteran on 11/11, please thank them for their service. I will take it a step further. Anytime you see a Veteran, thank them.

There are several businesses offering discounts on Veterans Day. Here are some highlights from VAntagePoint:

Veterans Day discounts and meals at restaurants -


Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11. Dine-in only. Visit the Applebee’s website for details.

Bar Louie

Active and retired military receive a free craft burger or flatbread of choice, with valid ID, at participating locations. Please visit their website for details.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

All Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free meal from a special menu on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at all participating Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants. Available for in restaurant only. Please call ahead to your local Chili’s restaurant if you have any questions about your Veterans Day meals. Visit the Chili’s website for details.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel will donate a $10 Cracker Barrel gift card to Operation Homefront for each Country Fried Turkey Family Meal Basket sold in the month of November (up to $50,000)*, and the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation will make an additional $50,000 donation to Operation Homefront – totaling up to $100,000 to support military families this holiday season. Additionally, on Veterans Day – Wednesday, Nov. 11, Cracker Barrel will offer all U.S. military veterans a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake when dining at any Cracker Barrel location nationwide.

54th Street Grill

Veterans and active duty military personnel eat free on Veterans day (up to $12.00, dine-in only). Please visit their website for details.


Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Veterans and Active/Reserve service members are invited with family and friends to make to-order breakfast at IHOP on Wednesday, November 11, which includes a free pancake offer till 7 p.m.

Red Lobster Veterans and active duty military can receive a free appetizer or dessert from a select menu on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, with a valid military ID or proof of service. The offer will be available for dine-in only. Please contact your nearest Red Lobster for details.

Red Robin Veterans and active duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 11-30 for dine-in or to-go. Visit the Red Robin website for details.

Veterans Day discounts for haircuts -

Great Clips Veterans and current military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details. 

Sport Clips Some locations will be offering free haircuts to active duty service members and Veterans on November 11. Visit the Sports Clips website for details and participating locations.

Veterans Day discounts in retail and services -

Academy Sports Military and first responders receive 10% off. Please visit their website for details.

Bed Bath and Beyond

Active Duty U.S. military, Veterans and military spouses will receive 25% off your entire in-store shopping cart on November 11, 2020. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Enterprise Car Sales

Veterans, active duty military and their families receive $300 off their vehicle purchase. Please visit their website for details.


Active Duty, Reservist/National Guard, Veteran and Retired US Military Personnel could receive $500 bonus towards a new Hyundai vehicle. Please visit their website for details.


Active-duty service members and Veterans who sign up for Samsung’s Military Discount Program can receive an additional 10% on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories and PCs; additional $50 eCertificate and free phone case when you purchase a smartphone; 10% off select home appliances. Please visit their website for details.


Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest’s full basket. To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.

If you or someone you know isn't sure where to get started with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, you can take a look at the Welcome Kit or call VA411 at 800-698-2411.

Our veterans may suffer serious health problems as a result of their service, including addiction, depression and physical health. In knowing so, Simmons Hanly Conroy has created a dedicated resource page to provide information on resources that help support our heroes.

These resources include the Veterans Affairs (VA) to help find medical care or counseling, mental health organizations such as the Veterans Crisis Line and non-profit veteran support organizations such as the Wounded Warriors Project, Disabled American Veterans and the Joshua Chamberlain Society all in which Simmons Hanly Conroy has proudly donated to.

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