Veterans Day was technically yesterday: Sunday, Nov. 11. But it's also being observed in the United States today. Some banks, government offices, schools, post office, etc., all closed.
Many businesses are taking this opportunity to say thank you to the men and women of the armed forces by offering free goods and services to veterans & active duty military.
We've listed some of the deals waiting for military heroes below. Please click the links for more information before you go. Some require a uniform or proof of military service, some do not. Also note that not EVERY store in any particular chain of stores may be participating in these promotions, so you may want to call ahead to make sure:
Denny’s salutes the troops – all you can eat pancakes for active, inactive & retired military from 6a to 2p – details: Dennys.com
Golden Corral 2012 Military Appreciation Monday “thank you” dinner – details: GoldenCorral.com/military
T.G.I.Fridays Veterans Day Free Lunch from 11am to 2pm (at participating locations, must show military ID) – details: TGIFridays.com
Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch from special Veterans Menu – details: TexasRoadhouse.com
Red Robin: One free Tavern Double to all guests who show military ID – details: RedRobin.com
California Pizza Kitchen any pizza and a beverage for all veterans and active duty military – details: cpk.com
Outback Steakhouse honors heroes with a free Bloomin’ Onion – details: Outback.com
Sizzler free lunch (until 4pm) at participating restaurants – details: (PDF) Sizzler.com
Free entrance into some National parks for all (no military service required) – details: NPS.gov
Meineke Car Care Center Free Oil changes (at participating stores) – details: (PDF) Meineke.com
Don't forget to watch HLN's Veterans Day special: "108 Hours: A Father's Journey to Iraq"tonight at 7pm ET/PT