Veteran’s Day Events and Veterans-Eat-Free

Nov 9, 2014 by

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On Tuesday, we celebrate those who have or are currently serving in our armed forces. We are so grateful for their sacrifice!

Parades

If you’d like to show your support of our troops by attending a parade, check out these options:

Seaside Veterans Day 2014 – 11/11/2014 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Carmel Veterans Day Ceremony – 11/11/2014 at 11:00 am – 11:30 am
2014 Monterey County Veterans Day Parade – 11/11/2014 at 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

 

Free Entries

If you’d like to spend the day reflecting with your family at a national park, the following national parks have free admission for the day:

Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument
Yosemite National Park

 

Veterans and Active Troops Eat Free

If you’re a veteran or active miliary and want to take your family out to celebrate, enjoy a free meal at the following restaurants:

Applebee’s
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free Thank You Meal menu.  Choose from: 7 oz. House Sirloin, American Standard All-In Burger, Double Crunch Shrimp, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, or Oriental Chicken Salad.

California Pizza Kitchen
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu.

Chili’s Grill & Bar
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free meal.  Check with your local Chili’s for more information.

Claim Jumper Restaurants
Monday, November 10, 2014
Complimentary meal.  Choices include Chicken Pot Pie, Jambalaya Pasta, Tilapia Bianca, Classic Cheeseburger, Roasted Tri-Tip, Roasted Tri-Tip & Shrimp, Simply Grilled Chicken Breast, Atlantic Salmon, Country Fried Steak and Black Tie Chicken Pasta.

Denny’s
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free Build Your Own Grand Slam
5 am until noon

Famous Dave’s
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free One Meat Salute. Choose from one meat, a corn muffin, and a side.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
One complimentary craft beer to active and retired military personnel in appreciation of their service to our country. Locations that are prohibited from providing a free craft beer will offer a free appetizer.

HomeTown Buffet
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Saluting all military with a free lunch on Veterans Day. From open to 3:30 pm, active, reservist and retired military may enjoy a free meal on these home-style restaurants. Valid ID required. Available in only select locations.

iHop
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7am to 7pm.

Krispy Kreme
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free doughnut and small coffee

Old Country Buffet
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Saluting all military with a free lunch on Veterans Day. From open to 3:30 pm, active, reservist and retired military may enjoy a free meal on these home-style restaurants. Valid ID required. Available in only select locations.

Olive Garden
November 11, 2014
Complimentary entree

Outback Steakhouse
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free Bloomin’ Onion and a Beverage by showing a valid military ID at participating restaurants. Also, from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2014, Outback is offering all Military Mates – including active or retired military personnel and their families – 15% off their entire check with a valid military ID at participating restaurants.

Red Lobster
Monday, November 10 through Thursday, November 13, 2014
Free appetizer. Choices include Crispy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Pizza, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Calamari and Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, White-Wine-and-Roasted-Garlic-Mussels, and Shrimp Nachos.

Red Robin
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.

Sizzler
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free Lunch (through 4 pm). Choose from: 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp entree. Coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink included.

Starbucks
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty service members, and spouses.

Above all, remember to thank all the veterans and active military in your life and our community, both on this day and every day. Thank you for all you do for our country!

-Katie

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