On Memorial Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America free and strong.
Retailers, restaurants and attractions also salute our military heroes, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists and their families with ID through Monday. There are many offers for civilians, too.
There are plenty of deals indoors to keep everyone busy.
After enduring late spring chills and seemingly never-ending rain, it appears that Marylanders headed to the beach have sunshine and seasonable warmth to look forward to. In Ocean City, forecasters predict partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid- to upper-70s for the holiday weekend.
Ace Hardware: Stores are giving away free flags on Saturday, no purchase required.
Allegiant Airlines: Free bags checks, boarding passes printed, seat assignments for active duty military, retired military veterans, members of the National Guard, military reserve and their dependents.
AAA: Free tipsy tow service for everyone on Memorial Day weekend Friday-Tuesday.
Apple: Special savings on Apple products for current, former and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists, government employees, contractors and family members of government entities. There are special offers on Apple Care Protection Plans, too.
Blue Star Museum Program: Free visits to 2,000 museums for military and their families starting Memorial Day through Labor Day with ID.
Texas de Brazil: 50 percent off lunch or dinner on May 28 for veterans and active duty personnel and up to eight guests get 20 percent off.
Walgreens: 20 percent off for veterans, active duty military personnel and immediate family, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to their country with a Balance Reward Card on May 28.