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The 2008 Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants.
The free â€œthank youâ€ 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 Corralâ€™s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.
To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 1.8 million free meals and contributed over $2.53 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.
Select Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants (164 participating restaurants nationwide) are testing a promotion that invites all active duty and veterans to pull up a chair for a delicious meal and heartfelt thanks this Veterans Day. With gratitude for their service and sacrifice, active duty and veterans will eat free at participating locations on Veterans Day (November 11, 2008) during regular business hours.
Veterans and active duty with proof of United States military service will be able to go to one of the participating Applebee’s and select one complimentary entrÃ©e from a selection of delicious favorites: a savory House Sirloin, hearty Riblet Basket, zesty Fiesta Lime ChickenÂ®, a juicy Quesadilla Burger or fresh Oriental Chicken Salad. All the traditional sides are included.
“It’s an honor to host an event that helps the neighborhood come together and say thanks to our veterans and active servicemen and women. We are starting on a small scale to ensure we can best understand how to staff and service these important guests.” said Mike Archer, President, Applebee’s Services, Inc..
Proof of military service includes:
â€¢ U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
â€¢ U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
â€¢ Citation or Commendation
â€¢ Photograph in uniform
â€¢ Veterans Organization Card
Click HERE for a list of participating restaurants.
McCormick’s and Schmidt’s Seafood Restaurants are paying tribute to veterans with a complimentary entree from a special menu! The free meal is available on Sunday only. Click HERE for a list of locations.
And if you’re not hungry, but bored:
Knotts Berry Farm Free Admission. November 1 – 27 November (Thanksgiving Day) Knottâ€™s annual tribute to our Military, past and present. Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knottâ€™s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $15 each. http://www.knotts.com/special_events/pdf/08Vet.pdf
Lowes: Loweâ€™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 Lowes.com, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards.
Home Depot: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteranâ€™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(R) locations.
National Parks Free Veterans Day Weekend: “The decision to provide free admission to our national parks during Veterans Day weekend is an open invitation for all Americans to reconnect with our history and culture,” said Thomas Kiernan, president of the National Parks Conservation Association. “As wild lands and as historic sites, our parks offer sanctuary and inspiration during our time of national crisis. National Park Service Director Fran Mainella and Interior Secretary Gale Norton have laid the groundwork for what could be a new and welcome tradition in honoring and remembering the men and women who fought in the past to keep our democracy strong.”
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