Today is Veteran's Day, a national American holiday. Although I am not a veteran, I appreciate, support and am very grateful for their service to our country. I live in a military town, San Diego, CA and want to help those who serve. No matter what you think of war or what political affiliation you follow, we should all support our troops. Thousands have given their lives for our freedoms.
Fortunately, there are lots of businesses who want to give back in some small way to Veteran's, active duty service members and their families. You'll definitely need to show your ID to take advantage of the freebie's and discounts. I did a search and found lots of free and discounted meals, free admission to certain parks, free haircuts, free donuts; plus discounts at hardware stores and Old Navy.
Below is a partial list. Please click on the highlighted words for more information. Some are in San Diego only, while others are nationwide.
Wahoo's Fish Taco is going to be celebrating Veterans Day this year by giving a free #1 combo meal to all active and retired military personal. You must be 18.
Uno Chicago Grille is offering a free entrée or pizza with the purchase of another entrée or pizza for all veterans and active duty military.
Free meals and other discounts are being offered at Famous Dave's BBQ, a national chain.
Tabe BBQ Grille is offering 50% off with military ID, but only at their store on Murphy Canyon Road.
Outback Steakhouse's appreciation to our Country's veterans and active duty military, comes in the form of a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage of choice (one non-alcoholic drink or one draft Anheuser Busch beer except where prohibited by law). Check www.outback.com for locations.
Amazon.com has free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album downloads. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.