All across the country people are thanking U.S. veterans in many different ways — and that includes retailers.
Here are some businesses that are expressing their gratitude with free goods and services this Veterans Day:
FREE ARBY'S: The owner and operator of 19 Arby's in the Richmond area, will offer free roast beef sandwiches to all veterans and active duty military men and women on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. Current and former members of the military can present a valid military ID at any local Richmond Arby's to receive the free Regular Roast Beef Sandwich.
FREE APPLEBEES: Applebees restaurants across the country are offering free meals to Veterans and active Military on November 11th. Just show proof of military service.
FREE KRISPY KREME: Krispy Kreme is honoring America's service men and women on Veterans Day by giving away free doughnuts to all veterans and active military personnel. Veterans and active military personnel who visit any participating U.S. Krispy Kreme store on Veterans Day will receive one free doughnut of any variety.
FREE OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: At Outback Steakhouse, all veterans and active duty military will receive a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage on Veteran's Day 2009. Just show proof of military service.
FREE GLADSTONE’S: Gladstone's 4 Fish in Los Angeles giving free meals to all active duty and retired military.
FREE SAM'S CLUB CANES: On Veterans Day, November 11, 2009, Sam's Club is giving away 25,000 Hugo canes free of charge to United States Military Veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities per club, available only while supplies last. Sam's Club Membership is not required but, proof of military service is.
FREE ADMISSION TO COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to Veterans November 6-11 as part of its Veterans Day tribute. The free "Honoring Service to America" pass will also be available to active duty military, National Guard and reservists, retirees and Veteran's dependents. Colonial Williamsburg will hold a military parade and ceremony on Veteran's Day.
FREE ADMISSION TO SHIRLEY PLANTATION: In appreciation for service to the the U.S., Shirley Plantation in Charles City is offering free admission for all Vets on Veteran's Day, November 11th. Bring your U. S. military identification. The historic site is on Route Five.
FREE ADMISSION TO NATIONAL PARKS: U.S. Department of the Interior Honors Veterans with A "Fee Free Day" at National Parks, Refuges, and Other Interior Lands for everyone on Wednesday, November 11. Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation, and the Department of Agriculture are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world.
FREE GOLDEN CORRAL: Golden Corral's 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner is Monday, November 16, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited. The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to anyone who has ever served in the United States Military.
If you know of any free offers for America's vets, send the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.