Businesses offer free meals, deals on Veterans Day

| November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Army News Service
News Release

FORT MEADE, Md. — In addition to traditional observances, more than a dozen restaurant chains and retail outlets are offering free meals or specials to veterans and service members during the Veterans Day weekend.

Many other businesses are giving discounts in honor of military service.

The following listing applies to Hawaii.


Traditional observances


•Kilauea Military Camp Veterans Day Ceremony: 3-4 p.m., Nov. 11, Big Island. Park admission is free. All active duty personnel, retirees and veterans who attend the ceremony can enjoy a free buffet, 4:30-8 p.m., at the Crater Rim Cafe. RSVP in advance at 967-8371.

•Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony: 4:45-5:45 p.m., Nov. 11. Event is free and open to the public with advance reservations. RSVP at

•Veterans Day Concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 11, S. Beretania Street at Alakea/Queen Emma streets, Honolulu. Concert includes the Honolulu Symphony Chorus and Hawaii Pacific University’s International Vocal Ensemble. Performance is Haydn’s Mass in D Minor (“Lord Nelson Mass”). Visit

•Patriot Run/Walk: 8 a.m., Nov. 19, at the Waterfront at Puuloa, 5105 Iroquois Ave., Ewa Beach. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Vets Initiative in Kalaeloa for homeless veterans. Early registration deadline is Nov. 12. Late race entries will be accepted on race morning. Visit


Additional observances


•“Salute to the Military”: The “Price Is Right” annual Veterans Day episode will air on CBS, Nov. 11. The 350-member audience represents the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, retirees, disabled veterans and family members. Check local listings.



•The National Park Service is offering free admission, Nov. 11-13, to service members and veterans at more than 100 locations across America. In Hawaii, admission fees are waived at Haleakala National Park,
 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Pu uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. For a complete list, visit




•Applebees: All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Offer is valid for dine-in only.

•Chili’s: Veterans and service members can dine for free from a special six-item menu on Veterans Day.

•Hooters: All veterans and service members get 10 free wings with the purchase of a beverage.

•Krispy Kreme: A free donut is available for all service members, retirees and veterans.

•Outback Steakhouse: Through Nov. 15, Outback will offer veterans and service members a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage.

•Subway Restaurants: Get a free six-inch sub or flatbread.

•Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants: Special offers apply for veterans on Veterans Day.


Retail Outlets


•Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii: Active duty military and retired military get free admission on Veterans Day with a valid military ID at the gate. This offer includes live entertainment.

• A free downloadable MP3 album includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles from now through Nov. 11.

•The Dollar General: Veterans, service members and their immediate families can receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon.

•Home Depot: Veterans receive a 10-percent discount on Veterans Day. Home Depot offers a 10-percent discount year-round to active duty military and retirees.

•Lowe’s: Veterans receive a 10-percent discount for purchases of up to $5,000. A 10-percent discount is available year-round to active duty military and retirees.

•Sam’s Club: Nov. 9-11, Sam’s Club will give away collapsible Hugo canes on Veterans Day to military veterans who need them.

•7-Eleven: From 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 11, veterans can get a free small Slurpee.


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