The Benefits of being a American Veteran
What is the date this
year? Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
What identification do I
need to provide? No identification is required for the service member
Who is eligible for the
free “thank you” dinner? Any person who has served in the U.S. military
(retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves)
Why does Golden Corral
provide this dinner? Our Corporation is very proud of the men and women who are
serving and who have served and we are honored to offer this special night to
congratulate them in person.
Can I bring my family? We
know that spouses, children, and mothers and fathers deserve a heart-felt thank
you too for their own personal sacrifices here at home.
Family and friends are welcome to come join the celebration for our military
heroes; however, the free ‘thank you’ dinner is for the person who served,
other guests will pay the regular dinner menu pricing.
Why is the Military
Appreciation Monday dinner not on Veterans Day? Golden Corral does not hold the
Military Appreciation Monday ‘thank you’ dinner on Veterans Day because we do
not want to interfere with a veteran’s parade, memorial services, or
commemorative ceremonies or other scheduled events by our partners, the
Disabled American Veterans organization.
I have to work on
November 15, can I come another date? November 15 is the designated special
night to honor all military personnel and thank them for their service. The
dinner preparations leading up to and including this night are a tremendous
operational challenge for all 485 Golden Corral restaurants. There are
literally hundreds of co-workers in each restaurant, plus the management team,
food distribution companies, printing of materials, scheduling the DAV
representatives, etc that need to be coordinated for this one single night.
Golden Corral restaurants usually serve over 325,000 guests on this single
Can I have a rain check
for another night? There are no rain checks for November 15. We hope you can
arrange your schedule to join us.
Can I have my free
“thank you” meal as a take-out meal? There
are no take-out meals associated with this dinner as most veterans feel that
this is a great opportunity to renew old friendships, make new friends, and
simply enjoy the evening as Golden Corral’s special guest.
How many meals has
Golden Corral served over the past 9 years of Military Appreciation Monday?
Golden Corral restaurants have served over 2.5 million free ‘thank you’ meals
to our heroes in the military over the past 8 years.
How much has Golden
Corral donated to the Disabled American Veterans over the past 9 years? Golden
Corral restaurants and their guests have donated over $4.4 million dollars to
the Disabled American Veterans organization in the past 9 years.
Enjoy A FREE SIGNATURE
Thursday, November 11th
VETERANS and ACTIVE DUTY
Thank You, Real Heroes!
business hours on November 11, 2010 at participating Applebee’s only. Dine-in from limited menu only.
Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of
military service. Aacceptable proof:
U.S. Uniform Services
U.S. Uniform Services
Retired Identification Card
Current Leave and
Earnings Statement (LES)
Photograph in uniform
(i.e., American Legion and VFW)
business hours on November 11, 2010 at participating Applebee’s only. Dine-in
from limited menu only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and
active duty military simply show proof of military service.
- Free Blooming Onion
On Veterans Day - 11 Nov
2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or
Active Duty members.
& Schmick’s restaurants
On Nov. 7, McCormick
& Schmick’s restaurants will offer a free entree to military
veterans for its 12th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event. Menu picks
include such seafood items as parmesan crusted tilapia, roasted
cedar plank salmon and almond crusted rainbow trout. “Our Veterans
Appreciation Event has become a tradition that our restaurants
look forward to each year,” said Bill Freeman, CEO ofMcCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, in a statement.
- One free doughnut of any variety.
BREAKFASTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO HONOR U.S. MILITARY
and Inns are providing free rooms on Wednesday, November 10, in observance of
Veterans Day, November 11, to honor servicemen and women currently serving or
who have previously served their country. The program was started in 2009 by
the West Virginia B&B Association (formerly called MABB) and this
year has expanded to include over 40 states and provinces and more than 300
Click here to see properties that are
participating in the program.
Nationwide Military 2010 Wedding Gown Giveaway Event. The
wedding industry is making a difference and giving brides to be the opportunity
to find the wedding gown of their dreams as well as alleviating financial
stress of purchasing a wedding gown. Each store will be preparing a
select number of gown to give away. Most of the gowns are samples and
overstocks and are worth approximately $500 to $3000. Dresses range in
sizes from 4-22 and will be given away on a first-come, first serve basis as
long as you qualify.
from AMG Medical Inc at your local Sam’s Club, November 10th, 11th and 12th. “A
national program will provide 36,000 Hugo® Folding Canes free of charge to U.S.
military veterans in need of mobility assistance to honor them for their
selfless contributions to our country.”
all members of the military, both veterans and active duty, to enjoy a free
entree or individual pizza with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or
greater value. (November 11)
offering a free haircut to Veterans on Veterans Day 2010 at participating
Lowe’s home improvement
stores are offering a special 10 percent discount to military personnel and
retirees over the Veterans Day holiday.
A statement from the
Mooresville, N.C., firm says the company is offering the discount on in-store
and special order purchases up to a maximum of $5,000.
The company says only
people from the active duty ranks, reservists, honorably discharged and retired
military men and women with valid identification or proof of service are
The company says it has
1,675 stores in the United States and Canada and employs more than 12,000
The Home Depot announced
that the Company is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired
military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases
in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for
a maximum of $200.
“Veteran’s Day honors
the heroic individuals who have served our nation and have made tremendous
sacrifices to protect our freedoms,” said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. “We
are proud to show our appreciation with the Veteran’s Day discount as it is a
simple, yet meaningful, gesture to say thank you to these men and women who
have protected and continue to protect our nation.”
To qualify, individuals
must present proof of military service when checking out and discounts will be
taken at the register.
[The two home improvement
giants have expanded their military discount programs as well to give all
active, reserve, and retired military members and their immediate family
members a 10% discount everyday. Like Lowe’s, Home Depot’s discount was originally focused on
veterans holidays but has since expanded its discounts to veterans
everyday. HAVE TO ASK at each point of
Free “Veterans Day
Honor” MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and
Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Employees discount to
all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS
personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.
10% discount for all
veterans, active-duty military, National guard and Rserves and their immeidate
20% off all plus-size and
misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
*National parks, forests and monuments
Admission is free to everyone
on Veterans Day.
Free park admission to
U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran’s Month, November 1-26.
Free admission Nov.
6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and
Museum of History
visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans,
active duty military personnel, and their families.
Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces
members and their family members.
Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans,
active, duty and reservists.
*Vicksburg National Military Park
Free admission for all.
*Birmingham Museum of Art
Free admission to the ticketed event “Life
and Liberty” on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.
*Vulcan Park and Museum
In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted
admission through November to the park and museum.
*Green Bay (WI) New Zoo
Free admission to veterans and their families.
*Central Florida Zoo
Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with
*Strategic Air & Space Museum
Free admission for veterans Nov.
11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.
*National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
in Oklahoma City offers
free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans
*Natural Elements Spa & Salon
In Chesapeake, Virginia, will
provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military.
free park admission
*Veterans and Armed Forces personnel
receive one free general admission ticket or a Buy-One-Get-One-Free
offer on reserved seats (up to 4total tickets) to the UCLA vs
Washington football game on Saturday,
November 7th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Present valid
identification or be
in uniform at the UCLA Central Ticket Office M-F 10am to 4pm or at the
Rose Bowl on Game Day 11/7/09; or call (310) UCLA-WIN during business
hours to purchase tickets over the phone, pick up tickets at Rose Bowl
on game day with valid ID or be in uniform; or purchase tickets online
at UCLABruins.com <http://UCLABruins.com> using Promo Code:
GOBRUINS. Don’t miss the pre-game Veterans and armed Forces Exhibit Fair in Lot H of the Rose Bowl.
National Constitution Center this
Thursday, November 11.
Starting at 10am, admission is FREE
for veterans all day. Visitors will also have access to the Center’s world debut Art of the American Soldier
exhibition, which unveils more than 250 works of art by soldiers on the front
lines. Visitors will be able to talk to
soldiers stationed overseas via videoconference, listen to vets share
their stories, participate in a moving wreath-laying ceremony, and enjoy
performances by a military bands and a drill team, and more. We’ll have fun
events for children as well, including military muster drills, flag folding
demonstrations, activity stations and interactive shows.
*On the Veteran’s Day
front is a very special concert
in Las Vegas on November 12 presented by GIJams.com. The web site
brings the musical talent of hundreds of Veterans and active duty soldiers,
Marines, sailors, airmen and National Guard members to the forefront via the
cleverly titled project from well-know songwriters Denny Randell and Biddy
Schippers. Coinciding with the one-year anniversary since the site’s launch, GI
Jams goes “live” for the first time with a highly anticipated Veterans Day
Weekend Show Friday, November 12 at The Club in The Cannery Casino & Hotel
in Las Vegas. The concert, which features performances by eight of the site’s
most popular artists and bands, begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the
Cannery box office, or via phone (702) 507-5757 and online at www.cannerycasino.com. Scheduled performers at the GI Jams’ Veterans
Day Weekend Show include Jacksonville rock band American Attitude;
singer/songwriters Corey Bower and Adrian Manuel; Destruction Evolution, a San
Antonio based southern rock/metal band; Marine Lt. Col. Jerard Brewer;
songwriter, Hammond B-3 organ player Ric Ulsky and Rick McDermid, who will be performing
songs he wrote and performed with his late partner, Don Dark, a marine who
served in Vietnam, plus, country artists Joe Speed Band. 100% of the download
profits on the site go to the military artists.
*This Veteran’s Day
rockin’ Los Angeles based
country group Coldwater Canyon Band will pay tribute to the men and women
who courageously serve and protect our country with a performance on the Veterans Day Virtual Telethon on November 6 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, helping to
raise money for various veterans groups around the country. Coldwater Canyon
Band will perform their touching military tribute “Piece Of Mind” and their hit
single “Nobody Knows” from their debut album Just
Getting Started during their 30-minute set. Kountreeboyz Entertainment CEO
Thomas Goodin will also appear and the telethon will also feature a special
message from First Lady Michelle Obama. Coldwater Canyon Band recently released
the video for “Piece Of Mind,” which has already spawned over 560,000 views on
the band’s MySpace and features frontman Howie Vaughn proudly
sporting his own military jacket he wore while spending three years in the
military, spending time in Operation Desert Storm as well as being stationed at
Fort Dix in New Jersey, Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Sam Houston in Texas.
Vaughn penned “Piece Of Mind” after his time in the military and passionately
believes what the servicemen, their families and even the war protesters need
most is “Piece of Mind.” The track can be purchased online at Amazon.com
and iTunes. 50% of proceeds from the track will be donated to VeteranAid.org.