CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. - Veterans Day is a time to give thanks and to celebrate the men and women that have served, and currently serve, our country.
Below is a list of businesses that are offering free or discounted meals, items and services, as a way of saying "thank you," to the courageous men and women of the armed forces.
Applebee's- Veterans and active duty military members are offered a free Applebee's Signature Entree on Sunday, November 11th. One Proof of Service is necessary. Proof of Service includes: U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e. American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214, and citation and commendation.
CDTA- Free bus transportation with valid military identification.
Champps Americana Restaurant- Free cheeseburger and fries on November 12th for veterans and active duty military members.
Coffee Beanery- Veterans and active duty military members get one free, tall coffee on November 11th.
Denny's- Free "all-you-can-eat" pancakes from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 12th for veterans and active duty military members.
Friendly's- Free breakfast and coffee when you dine in, during breakfast hours on November 12th for veterans and active duty military members.
Golden Corral- Free dinner between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on November 12th for veterans and active duty military members.
Hoffman's Car Wash- Free car washes for all veterans and active military members on November 11th.
Hooters- 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink for veterans and active duty military members.
Krispy Kreme- Free doughnut and small coffee on November 11th for veterans and active duty military members.
Olive Garden- All Veterans and active duty military are invited to have one free entree on Sunday, November 11th.
Outback Steakhouse- Free Bloomin' Onion appetizer and non-alcoholic drink on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th.
Red Robin- Free Tavern Double to all veterans and active duty military members on November 12th.
Rumors Salon- 'Rumors' hair salon in Latham offering free haircuts to all veterans on November 11th.
Spaghetti Warehouse- Beginning Friday, November 9th through Monday, November 12th, Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurants Inc. is celebrating Veterans Day with a special, four-day "buy one entrée, get one free" offer and is encouraging its guests to "invite a veteran to lunch or dinner."
UNO's- On Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th, military members, past and present, are offered a free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value. Military or veteran I.D. necessary.