On Veterans Day, the nation honors those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America strong and free.
Retailers, restaurants and attractions salute our military heroes, too, by offering freebies and discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists and their family members.
Bring military identification so you can take advantage of these great deals. Call ahead to verify participation.
FREE THINGS TO DO, RETAIL OFFERS
B&B's for Vets: Free Bed & Breakfast, hotel stays and discounts on Sunday and Monday.
Bootstrap USA: Free Yoga-based stress management for veterans.
Brides Across America: Free wedding gowns for military brides.
Grace for Vets: Free car washes at more than 2,000 locations on Monday.
Great Clips: Free haircuts for veterans on Wednesday (no coupon necessary) and through Dec. 31 with coupon available at participating shops.
Home Depot and Lowe's: 10 percent off for veterans and their families on military and every day for active military and families.
Legoland Florida: Free admission and $40 discounted admission for up to six guests through Nov. 22.
Massage Envy: Free 60 minute massage on Wednesday with appointment.
Megabus.com: Will donate $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project for every ticket purchased on Veteran's Day.
Meineke Car Care Centers: Free oil changes for veterans, active-duty military on Wednesday at participating locations.
National Parks: Free entry for everyone to national parks on Wednesday.
Paragon Theaters: Free popcorn on Wednesday.
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens: Free entry to theme parks for military and their families through Dec. 31.
FREE EATS & TREATS:
Applebee's: Free lunch or dinner offered from special Veterans Day menu on Wednesday.
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free entree valued at $12.95 on Wednesday.
Bob Evans: Free breakfast on Wednesday.
Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer on Wednesday.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free pizza, salad or pasta entree when you dine in on Wednesday.
Carraba's Italian Grill: Free appetizer to those in uniform or with military I.D.
Chilis: Free meals from special menu on Monday.
Cracker Barrel: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert on Wednesday.
Denny's: Free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.
Famous Dave's: Free St. Louis-style ribs hot off of grills set up in the parking at all Maryland locations for veterans and active duty military from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Military members dining in can also receive either a free appetizer or a free dessert.
Friendly's: Free breakfast, lunch or dinner when dining-in on Wednesday.
Golden Corral: Free meal from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Hooters: Free meal up on Wednesday.
IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
IKEA: Free meals and drinks to Sunday through Wednesday in the restaurant.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Free Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage on Wednesday.
Olive Garden: Free entree from special menu all day when you dine in on Wednesday and 10 percent off for friends and families.
On The Border: Veterans and active duty personnel will receive a free Create Your Own Combo meal.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and soda on Monday and 10 percent off Nov. 12-Dec. 31.
Panera Bead: Free You-Pick-Two combo of soup and half sandwich or half salad at Covelli Enterprise-owned locations (except Hallandale) on Wednesday.
Red Lobster: Free select appetizer or dessert from Sunday through Wednesday.
Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries on Wednesday and a 20 percent discount Nov. 12-Dec. 31.
Sbarro: Two free breadsticks with any purchase on Wednesday.
Starbucks: Free tall coffee for veterans, active military and their spouses on Wednesday at participating locations.
TGI Friday's: Free lunch on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for veterans and active duty military with I.D.
Tijuana Flats: Free entree on Wednesday.
World of Coca-Cola: Free admission to the Atlanta theme park through Nov. 15.