In wake of everything we need to honor the patriotism of those, past and present, who served our country. “America’s Parade” is expected to draw 500,000 spectators along Fifth Avenue on Friday morning, but there are blockades that may make those wanting to celebrate sad and feeling not so patriotic, but we need to step outside of ourselves and recognize our collective strength. These men and women, are the ones who gave us the right to vote. More than 2,000 brave soldiers died in Afghanistan and in related operations.
If you’re a veteran or an active member of the military, you might eat for free all day today. Just remember, you may be require to show proof of I.D. or a uniform.
IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Applebee’s: Free meal from a special menu and get a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27.
Red Lobster: Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15% off their meals and their families’ Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews: All veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries at participating restaurants nationwide. Red Robin is also donating $10,000 to United Service Organizations.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
Chipotle: From 3 p.m. to close, all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.
Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty service members get a free entree.
Denny’s: From 5 a.m. to noon, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam.
More information about what will be closed on Veterans Day, click here.
God Bless America and the men and women who served and still serve us.