How to Honor Military Veterans on this 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day
Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th.
For some of us, this is known as a day off or the perfect time for getting good deals at our favorite retail stores. Let’s remember why we have the opportunity to do so on this day.
November 11th has been marked as a day to pay a tribute to everyone who has served or currently serving in the military. Veterans Day is also known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. On this 100th anniversary, it’s important to remember the sacrifices that our veterans have made.
Military veterans hold a special place in my heart.
For most veterans, it’s important to not confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. My dad and his friends are always doing charitable work for organizations for veterans. From my experience, I learned the difference between the two holidays.
Veterans Day stands for honoring and remembering everyone who has previously served our military and currently serving. On the other hand, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who lost their lives for their country while in the service.
There are several ways to show a veteran how much we appreciate them. A little thing could go a long way!
Here are some ways to help honor our country’s heroes today and every day.
- Send a package, card
- Attend a Veterans Day event
- Hang or fly a flag
- Visit a nursing home or VA hospital
- Say THANK YOU
- Provide assistance to homeless veterans
- Provide assistance to veterans with PTSD
- Donate to an organization that assists veterans
- Show your support
Companies and businesses are showing their appreciation by offering freebies and discounts to former and active military service members.
Here is the list of businesses in the Hudson Valley who are showing their appreciation to our heroes on Veterans Day.
- Applebee's: Offering a free meal from limited menu.
- Buffalo Wild Wings: Offering free small wings and fries.
- Chili's: Offering a free meal from the special menu.
- Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one free deal.
- Cumberland Farms: Offering a free coffee
- Denny's: Free build your own grand slam on Monday from 5 a.m. to noon.
- Dunkin' Donuts: Offering a free donut
- IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Little Caesars: Offering a free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo at participating stores nationwide.
- Outback Steakhouse: Offering a 20% discount on entire check from Nov. 8-11.
- Olive Garden: Offering a free meal from special menu.
- Red Lobster: Offering a free dessert or appetizer.
- Starbucks: Offering a free coffee
- Texas Roadhouse: Offering a free lunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., drink included.
- TGI Fridays: Offering a free lunch menu item up to $12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Smoothie King: Offering a free smoothie
Online shopping retailers are offering a special discount to our military members.
- A.C. Moore: Offering 15% off every time military members shop with a military ID.
- Amazon Prime: Offering an Amazon Prime membership for $79. That’s $40 off the regular price. For those already with an Amazon Prime membership they can renew at the lower rate, from Nov. 6 -11.
- Bed Bath & Beyond: Offering 25% off entire purchase in-store only from Nov. 9-11.
- Cabela's: Offering 5% off
- Home Depot: Offering 10% off
- Jo-Ann Stores: Offering 15% off
- Kohl's: Offering 15%- 30% off. Kohl's is doubling that discount to 30% off. The discount applies not only for veterans but also active duty service members and their families from Nov. 7-11.
- L.L. Bean: Offering 25% off online and in stores now until Nov. 11.
- Lowe's: Offering 10% off percent discount every day.
- Michaels: Offering 15% off
- Sleep Number: Offering an extra $100 off select smart beds and adjustable bases now until Nov. 17.
- SmileDirectClub: Offering $150 aligners for active-duty service members, retired and immediate family members. Use code MILITARY2019 and show your ID.
- Target: Offering 10% off. Verified military members will receive a 10% off storewide coupon via email. To verify that you’ve served or are currently serving in the military, head to Target’s verification website and enter your information from Nov. 30-11.
- Walgreens: Offering 20% off to all veterans, active service members and their families from Nov. 8-11.
Be sure to have the veterans ID handy today while visiting these participating locations.
Happy Veterans Day and thank you to our service members!