A Grateful Nation Says “Thank You”

Posted: November 11, 2010 by April Watkins in Military, Organizations, Patriotism, Patriots, Thank You, Veterans' Day
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Today is November 11, 2010, Veterans’ Day in America.  While our countrymen have their differences in opinion, the one thing all Americans are proud of  is our outstanding military.  Today, we  American citizens take time from our busy lives to say “Thank You” to the millions of men and women who have fought, suffered and sacrified for our country.   As a direct descendant of  patriots from the American Revolution, I send a humble and sincere thank you to our military men and women for their consistent love of country, honor and duty.  HUZZAH! 

The American’s Creed

by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

For more information about our Veterans and how you can help, check out the following sites:


Daughters of the American Revolution – Service to Veterans

 American Veterans’ Memorial


Veterans Organizations listed with the U.S. Army

VFW’s Return the Favor Project



Below is a list of companies that are honoring our veterans and active duty military with specials: 

  • Applebee’s: All Veterans or Active Duty Military who come in on 11/11/10 can choose a free meal from the Special Vets Day Menu.  Valid dine in only from the menu at participating locations. Show proof of military service or active duty. See Applebee’s for details.
  • BJ’s Restaurant: On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, All Active Duty Military and Veterans will receive a FREE Lunch Entree or a One Topping Mini Pizza for Dinner. Simply visit BJ’s and present your Military ID to your servers.
  • Cheeseburger In Paradise: On Veteran’s Day, 11/11/10, Military Personnel who bring proper ID receive a FREE entree. Free entree will be any entree, burger, salad or sandwich of your choice. See website for details.
  • Chili’s: All active duty military and veterans are invited to dine in with Chili’s on Veterans’ Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 all day, to receive a free meal from the special menu. Participating locations – see Chili’s for the menu and locations.
  • Famous Dave’s: On November 11, All Active and Retired Military Personnel can get a FREE Entree (up to a $15 value). Valid at participating locations. Must have valid photo ID, only military personnel are eligible. See Famous Dave’s for details.
  • Golden Corral: Military Appreciation is Monday, November 15th from 5pm – 9pm. If you are a Veteran, retired or currently serving, you are invited to join Golden Corral in celebrating and receive a FREE meal. Valid at participating locations – see Golden Corral for details.
  • Hooters: 11/11/10 All Active and Retired Military Personnel can choose from one of the NEW Specialty Menu Items for FREE. Drink purchase required, must present military ID or proof of military service. Participating locations see Hooters for locations.
  • O’Charley’s: 20% Off for Veterans and Active Duty Military, available 11/11/10 at participating restaurants. Must have this printable coupon and show proof of military service (see coupon for details).
  • Outback Steakhouse: On 11/11/10, Outback honors our heroes with a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and a Beverage. Promotion is open to the following Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of ID: Uniform Service ID, Retired ID, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card. FREE beverage is customer’s choice of one non-alcoholic drink. Participating locations.
  • Ruby’s: In Honor of our Veterans, use this printable coupon and get a FREE Cinnamon Roll French Toast. All Veterans and active duty military personnel. Valid 11/11/10 only. Breakfast is served until 11am. Participating locations only. Must have coupon.
  • T.G.I Fridays: Treat your Veteran to a FREE Meal at Fridays from November 11 – November 14. Purchase one entree and your veteran’s entree is FREE. Just bring this ad with you. See Friday’s for complete details.
  • Uno Chicago Grill: 11/11/10 All members of the Military, Veterans and Active Duty are invited tp Uno Chicago for a FREE Entree or Individual Pizza (with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value). Valid at particiatping locations see Uno’s for details.


  • Dollar General: Veterans and Active Military, members of the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate family members get 10% off their Total Purchase on November 11th. Just ask a store associate for your discount.
  • Sears: Salute to heroes in stores only on November 11th and 12th – Extra 10% Off Regular, Sale and Clearance prices for police, military, veterans, firefighters, teachers and hospital staff. Please print the storewide savings pass and bring it along with your valid ID to Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Essentials, Sears Hardware and Sears Hometown Stores. Excludes home appliances and floor care. See coupon for complete details.
  • Sam’s Club: Locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo canes free of charge on November 10th, 11th and 12th to U.S. Military Veterans in need of mobility assistance. See Sam’s Club for complete details.
  • Stein Mart: In honor of our Veterans, take 10% off your entire purchase with a military ID or non-military take 10% off your enter purchase when you Donate $5 at the Register (all proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project).

Also, check out The Military Wallet for more free offers for veterans and active military.

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