Whether you’re a veteran or active-duty military, one thing is clear – we appreciate your service. To say “thanks” for serving, quite a few establishments offer Veterans Day freebies and deals on and around Wednesday, November 11, 2021. Keeping checking back as we update this post with up to date information for 2021.
Below is a listing of Richmond-area Veterans Day events and deals. There are plenty of places to learn about military history and honor those who served. The Richmond National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery three miles east of Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 9.7 acres, and as of 2005 had 9,322 interments. It is closed to new interments. 1701 Williamsburg Rd, Richmond, VA 23231
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For the entire Veteran’s Day Weekend, (November 11-14, 2021), Colonial Williamsburg, the world’s largest living history museum is offering FREE admission to all active-duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents. The free admission also includes the following: admission to historic trades and sites, admission to our two world-class art museums and complimentary shuttle service. In addition, there is also special evening programming called In Defense of Our Liberty – an interactive experience where guests enlist in the Continental Army and see first hand what it was like to be a soldier in the 18th century.
Richmond-area Veterans Day Events and Deals
Sales, specials and discounts for veterans in 2021 from our friends at Living on the Cheap
- On Veterans Day, November 11, 2021 you can get fee-free admission to national parks.
- Denny’s is offering a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon on Veterans Day.
- For several years, Texas Roadhouse has offered Veterans a voucher for a free meal, on Veterans Day. The vouchers are given in their parking lot, in a drive-through line, and are good for six months.
- Applebee’s: For 14 years, Applebee’s has served more than 10 million meals in honor of our nation’s heroes. On Nov. 11, veterans and active service members can enjoy a FREE meal from a select menu, including: 6-oz. Top Sirloin, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, Oriental Chicken Salad or Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.
- Bob Evans: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a comforting meal at Bob Evans on Nov. 11. The restaurant is offering them a FREE meal on Veterans Day. The entrée choices include the following: Hand-Breaded Crispy Fried Chicken, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, The Mini Sampler, Stack of Hotcakes, Country Fried Steak or Soup & Salad Combo.
- Bonefish Grill: Vets are honored every day at Bonefish Grill. The restaurant’s Heroes Discount is offered all year long — 10% off for all service members, veterans and first responders.
- California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active military can grab a slice of this Veterans Day offer from California Pizza Kitchen. The eatery is serving them a FREE entrée on Nov. 11.
- Chili’s: Vets and active military members can heat up Veterans Day at Chili’s. Vets enjoy a FREE entrée from a select menu, including the following: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese or Cajun Chicken Pasta.
- Denny’s: All active, inactive and military personnel can start their Veterans Day with a hearty breakfast at Denny’s. The popular diner is serving them a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon. on Nov. 11. Hours may vary by location.
- Dunkin’: Veterans and military members can take a break on Nov. 11 at Dunkin’. Vets enjoy a FREE donut of their choice.
- Fogo de Chão: Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a meaty offer at Fogo de Chão. The restaurant is offering 50% off their entire meal. Plus, each veteran or active duty guest will receive 10% off their meal for up to three additional diners.
- Golden Corral: Veterans and active military can satisfy their hunger at Golden Corral. The “endless buffet” restaurant is serving a FREE “Thank You” Meal from 5 p.m. to close.
- Hooters: All active-duty and retired military will receive a FREE entrée from a select menu at Hooters on Veterans Day with the purchase of a beverage. Vets can choose from the following dishes: Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger or 10-Piece Boneless Wings.
- Kona Grill: Veterans can leave the grilling to Kona Grill on Veterans Day. The restaurant is offering them 20% off their check on Nov. 11.
- Little Caesars: Veterans and active military get a FREE Lunch Combo at Little Caesars, which includes a 4-slice DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product. The offer is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- McCormick & Schmick’s: Veterans Day is an opportunity for McCormick & Shmick’s to honor those who have served our country. Veterans of the U.S. military and National Guard, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses are invited to enjoy a select entrée at 50% off on Nov. 7.
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: All veterans receive their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt and toppings for FREE on Veterans Day at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. If vets swirl more than 6 ounces, they can just pay the difference.
- National Parks: Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is the last of the Free Entrance Days at National Parks throughout the country most years. The FREE admission deal is not limited to veterans, but available at all. The National Park Service invites all visitors to remember our veterans by visiting any National Park Service site for FREE on Veterans Day.
- Samsung: Vets enjoy an electrifying discount at Samsung — all year long. Thanks to its Military Discount Program, the electronics company provides discounts to active military personnel in all branches of the service, their families and veterans — up to 30% off on phones, tablets, smartwatches and more at Samsung.com.
- Shoney’s: Vets can start their day with a buffet on Nov. 11 at Shoney’s. Veterans and active duty military enjoy a FREE all-you-care-to-eat Breakfast Bar at the family-friendly diner on Veterans Day. The offer is only available from opening to 11 a.m. (Most locations open at 8 a.m. However, hours vary by location.)
- Smashburger: Vets can take a bite of one of America’s all-time favorite foods at Smashburger on Veterans Day. The burger joint is serving them a FREE Single Classic Burger on Nov. 11.
- Sport Clips: Veterans and active duty service members can get a FREE haircut at Sports Clips on Veterans Day.
- Starbucks: On Nov. 11, Starbucks is pouring a complimentary cup of coffee for veterans, military service members and their spouses. Qualifying customers can enjoy a FREE Tall hot brewed coffee.
- Target: In honor of Veterans Day, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 13, Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families 10% off two separate purchases. (Some exclusions apply.) To receive the offer, you must first confirm eligibility by registering here. After verification, the exclusive one-Target Circle offer will be available in customer’s account to use in-store or online.
- TCBY: Vets and active military can chill out on Veterans Day at TCBY. The frozen yogurt shop is giving them their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt and toppings for FREE on Nov. 11. If vets swirl more than 6 ounces, they can just pay the difference.
- Texas Roadhouse: Texas Roadhouse will honor veterans and active military with a special “drive-up” giveaway on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot. The voucher is valid is through May 30, 2022 and can be redeemed for a FREE entrée from a select menu. The event is drive-thru only. However, vouchers can be redeemed, when the restaurant is open for dinner.
- Wendy’s: Vets can start their day with a complimentary meal at Wendy’s. To thank all of those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military, the popular fast-food restaurant is offering them a FREE small breakfast combo — during breakfast hours only. Most locations serve breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- White Castle: All veterans and active duty service members will be treated like kings and queens at White Castle on Veterans Day. The fast-food chain is offering vets a FREE Combo Meal (choose from #1 to #6) or Breakfast Combo Meal on Nov. 11.
- More deals to come…
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