Veterans Day Discounts

Veterans day discountsVeterans Day is a time to take pride in our ourselves, our country, our military those with us now and those that have fallen. To honor Veterans Day many companies across the country offer Military members past and present Veterans Day discounts on items or food. In these discounts the companies are honoring the many men and women across the country that served this great country. If it was not for these individuals defending our country, we would not be able to call ourselves free!

Veterans Day History

Although many people honor Veterans Day on November 11th every year, it was not always held on this day. For a matter of fact Veterans Day was not always called Veterans Day but was known as Armistice Day. At the end of World War I also known as “The Great War” that officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th, 1919 outside the town of Versailles, France. Although June 28th was the official end of the war, the fighting stopped many months earlier when the Allied Nations and Germany decided on an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason November 11, 1918, is regarded as the end of “The War to End all Wars”. Unfortunately we all know that there were many wars that followed WWI.

Veterans Day Flag planting

In November 1919 Congress proclaimed November 11th as the official Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) on May 13, 1938, Made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday known as “Armistice Day” in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen in the nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans”. With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Veterans Day Flags and treeOn October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the First “Veterans Day Proclamation” “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”

To this day Veterans Day continues to be observed on the 11th of November, not only preserving the historical significance of Veterans day but helps focus attention on the importance of honoring Americans veterans and heroes past and present.

Veterans Day Discounts

Veterans Day DiscountsMilitary Hunting and Fishing is proud to have compiled state specific hunting and fishing discounts for veterans and active duty members in outdoor related activities on each state page. Along with these yearly outdoor related discounts I have compiled a small list of companies that are offering special Veterans Day discounts to help keep the tradition alive as a little thanks for what you do. If you know of more Veterans Day Discounts then please post them in the comments section below.

MH&F makes no moneys or profits in anyway from these listings. They are soley a courtesy compilation to our family of veterans. All links will take you to their source pages in a seperate window. Additionally, MH&F makes no recommendations or endorsements as to the actual benifit gained if any. Choose the discount that best appeals to you only after carefully reading all the fine print. Happy Veterans Day and blessings to all who still suffer.

Applebee’sfree meal, Nov. 11, 2014: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day , Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required. More

BJs Restaurant and Brewery Veterans Day BJs Restaurant and Brew House, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary lunch entree, up to $9.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service. Locations

Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2014. Free All you can eat hotcakes. For active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Locations

California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2014. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. Find a location near you HERE

Carraba’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty service members and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required. Locations

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free 8 oz Sirloin Steak Dinner and beverage on Veterans Day. Proof of service required. Locations

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for active and former military memebers with ID or other valid proof of service. Find a location near you Here

IMG_4758Chilis Restaurant Free Veterans Day Dinner Chili’s – free meal, Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations

Cotton Patch Café, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military members. Choices include full-size chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken. Proof of service required. Locations

Country Cookin, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military. Proof of service required. Locations

East Coast Wings, Nov. 11, 2014. Free Appetizer or Desert. Proof of service required. Locations

Einstein Bros Bagels, Nov. 11, 2014. Free coffee at participating locations. Available to all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service. Locations.

Fatz Eatz & Drinkz, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military members, up to $13.00 value. Proof of service required. Locations

Fire & Ice Grill & Bar, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for military and veterans. Proof of service required. Locations

Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Breakfast offering is a free Big Two Do breakfast, which includes a coffee and the choice between French toast, buttermilk pancakes, or regular toast along with bacon or sausage links, and some eggs. Lunch or dinner an All-American Burger served with fries and a beverage. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only. Locations

Veterans+Day3Golden Corral,  Free Veterans Day meal Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 17, 2014 (5pm – 9pm): The 14th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit HERE

Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 4 million free meals and contributed over $8.7 million to the Disabled American Veterans Organization. Amazing!

Hooters Veterans Day – Free Meal Hooters, Nov. 11, 2014. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country. Locations

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal form the American Values Menu, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Includes soup, salad, desert, and beverage. Dine-in only, valid ID or proof of service required. Locations

Krispy Kreme,  Free doughnut for Veterans Day Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, 2014. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead your local Krispy Kreme is participating. Locations

Veterans-Day-Picture-5Lone Star Steakhouse, Veterans Day Lone Star Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. All veterans and active duty military will be eligible for a free Starter. ID or proof of service required. Please call ahead for verification. Locations

Longhorn Steakhouse, Veterans Day LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location.

Max & Erma’s free Veterans Day Meal Max & Erma’s, November 11, 2014. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries and chocolate chip cookies. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required. More info  Locations

McCormick and Schmicks Veterans Appreciation Day McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 9, 2014: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 16th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 9th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event

Menchie’s, Nov. 11, 2014. All veterans and current service members will receive yogurt on Veterans Day. Locations

Veterans-Day-Pictures-Free-1-313x400Noah’s Bagles, Nov. 11, 2014. Free coffee for active duty and veterans. Proof of service required. Locations

Outback Steakhouse, Veterans DayOutback Steakhouse – Nov. 11, 2014. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2014. Locations

Perkins Veterans Day Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery, Nov. 11, 2014. Participating restaurants are offering current service members and veterans a free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or two sausage links. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required. Locations

Pinnacle Entertainment (Casino Chain), Nov. 11, 2014. Select locations are offering a free buffet meal for current military members and veterans. ID or proof of service required. More info and locations

Red Hot & Blue, Nov. 10-12, 2014. Free Entrée with purchase of another entrée of equal or greater value. Coupon . Proof of Service required. Website 

Red Lobster Veterans DayRed Lobster – Monday, Nov. 10 – Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location

Rib City (St. Louis, Missouri), Nov. 11, 2014.  50% Military Appreciation Meal Discount everyday to all Veterans and Active Duty Military. Eat in or carry out. (Des Peres and Cottleville, MO) More info

Shoney’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members. Dine-in only, Proof of Service required. More info . Locations

Sizzler Restaurant logo Sizzler Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Valid with proof of military service. Dine-in only, not valid for salad bar or gratuity. Locations

StarBucks, Nov. 11, 2014. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans and their spouses. Participating stores only. Please call ahead. (Not Concealed Carry Friendly)

Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer or shared plate for current service members and veterans. ID or proof of service is required. Locations

Tim Hortons, Nov. 11, 2014 – all US locations are offering a free donut to all active duty service members and veterans. No purchase necessary. Proof of service required. Locations

Veterans-Day-Pictures-Free-1Travel Centers of America, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for CDL holders who are also veterans. Participating locations only; proof of service required. More info

UNO’s pizza Veterans Day Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Don’t forget to tell the staff you are there that day to support Fisher House, and a portion of your party’s check will go to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, an awesome military charity.

54th Street Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal, up to $12 value, valid for current and former service members (more info). Proof of service required. Locations

Military Hunting and Fishing is proud to present these Veterans Day Discounts to our fellow military members past and present. Please go See more Military Discounts HERE .

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Hi, I am Gregory Beckman, as the main owner of Military Hunting and Fishing let me tell you a little bit more about myself. I am currently an active duty member in the United States Coast Guard. I have been an active duty member for seven years and counting, traveling the world, and defending my country! My experiences have shaped the way that I see the world and my memories will stick with me for a lifetime. Although I may not live in the country, the country lives in me. Traveling the world I have had the chance to experience the wonders of nature in many different places, meeting many different people and tasting wild game that the normal person would not get to experience. Although these experiences have kept me away from home, it has instilled a deep passion of hunting and fishing in my blood. Thank you for joining our site, and I look forward to interacting and sharing stories of our hunting adventures. Gregory A. Beckman
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