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Thank You for Your Service: Now Get Served for Free!

Veteran's Day is coming up in just one week.  It's an important time to pause and say thanks to those who have served our country so valiantly.

To honor our United States veterans, some local restaurants will be providing free meals on Veteran’s Day (November 11th) to current and former service members.  Bring an ID card, DD Form 214, or something else identifying you as a Veteran (VFW/American Legion membership card). 

Here's some info on the free deals:

Applebees Veterans Day PromotionApplebee's (even accepting an old picture in uniform as proof of service)

Proof of Service: US Uniform Services ID Card, US Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veteran's Organization Card (VFW, American Legion), Photograph in uniform, Wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.




McCormick and Schmicks Veterans DayMcCormick & Schmick's

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.

Note that in an effort to accomodate as many Veterans as possible, restaurants will not be able to seat parties larger than 6.


Golden Corral Veterans DayGolden Corral: The Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants. The free “thank you” dinner is available 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 participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.






Lowe's Veterans DayLowe's: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 6 – Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards.


Home Depot Veterans DayHome Depot: The Home Depot is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 between November 6 and November 12, 2008, at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center locations.





Thanks you for your service and Welcome Home!

Thank You Veterans!


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Comment balloon 25 commentsBrian Block • November 04 2009 08:30PM


Brian - This is awesome that companies are acknowledging our great veterans.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

I like your blog! The pictures are great too. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Thank you to all the men and women who keep us safe!

Posted by Kelli McHattie (Legendary Investment Group) over 8 years ago

Brian, I am currently working with a military office who was just deployed overseas.  Great reminder to thank our servicemen for their dedication and loyalty to our country.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 8 years ago

As a Retired service member, I will definitely be taking advantage of it.

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 8 years ago

It's great to honor them, I only wish we could do it more than once a year! Thanks for the post!

Posted by Kat Kestler (Listingbook) over 8 years ago

Great Post!  As a veteran, I like to patronize establishments and businesses that go out of their way in showing apprecitaiton to veterans.

Posted by Ryan Gorman (Campo Realty) over 8 years ago

I think it is fantastic that these companies are recognizing and showing their appreciation for our veterans. 

Posted by Peter Burr, Regional Manager. Atlanta, GA (The Buyers Agency, "Empowering Atlanta Home Buyers") over 8 years ago

Great post!!! I agree with the above post wish they were given benefits through out the year rather than just recognizing once a year.

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) over 8 years ago

We have a lot of Military personnel here due to HAFB. Thanks for letting us know about these generous offers!

Posted by Debra Valentine, Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas (Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC) over 8 years ago

I will keep these in mind when I run into military personnel here in Washington State.  I was aware of some of these deal, but not all of them.

Posted by Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA (Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage) over 8 years ago

What a great idea.  I wish someone would do that in my area.

Posted by Marian Pierre-Louis, Metrowest Boston (Fieldstone Historic Research) over 8 years ago

Really a good idea. I would just like to say "Welcome Home" to all the veterans, especially Vietnam Vets. Also I would like to wish the United States Marine Corps a happy birthday on Nov. 10.

Boulder City Steve

Posted by Steve Andrascik (Lake Mead Area Realty) over 8 years ago

Great post, how did you come about knowing all these companies do this?

Posted by Keith Lutz (Keller Williams Metropolitan) over 8 years ago

Hi Brian....Thanks for sharing. I will pass this great information on to some veterans I know.


Jerry Gray CRB,CRS,Gri / Prudential Carolinas Realty / Winston Salem, NC

Posted by Jerry Gray, Serving the Triad Since 1980 (Wilkinson ERA Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Temecula has alot of Veterans so this is great info to post.

Posted by Dianne Hicks (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

Thanks so much for the info!  I just invited an older veteran out to lunch to celebrate his day!

Posted by Leanne Zumbrunnen (Showhomes of Kansas City) over 8 years ago

We certainly should honor our veterans and their families for their service.

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 8 years ago

Real nice post and a great example of giving back to the community.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) over 8 years ago

Totally awesome and worth reblogging!  Thanks for sharing Brian.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 8 years ago

That is wonderful!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 8 years ago

Great post, Brian...I'm re-blogging it! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 8 years ago

How great to see these stores and restaurants offering discounts to the military.  They totally deserve it.  Thanks for putting together the blog post.

Posted by Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049 (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Brian, that is a nice thing to do!  We should all have a meal at one of these places to tell them thank you for supporting those who served!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

That's a great idea, thanks for the info.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 8 years ago

Those are good offers for the Veterans.  I will have to let my Brother-in-law know.  He has never turned down a Free Meal.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 8 years ago