Veterans Day Events, Freebies and Deals for 2014

vetdayVeterans Day is this Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Let’s take a moment this week to thank our local veterans for their service and sacrifice.  According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Forsyth County, GA has over 11,000 veterans.

Local Veterans Day Events & Celebrations

VETERANS BBQ on Saturday, November 8 at 11:30 am at the Cumming National Guard Readiness Center. All Vets and their families will be treated by Ingram Funeral Home, to a free BBQ lunch catered by Jim and Nicks. Guest speakers will be: SFC RET. Army Ranger Michael Schlitz (Purple Heart Recipient) Command SGTMAJ. Roy Marchert, Congressman Rob Woodall, and Congressman Doug Collins. Located at: 100 Aquatic Circle, Cumming, GA.

The Veterans Day and Marine Corps birthday celebration from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm on Monday, November 10, 2014 in the football stadium at North Forsyth High School, 3635 Coal Mountain Road. It is free and open to the public.

Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans War Memorial in Cumming, GA on November 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy the music of the Flash of Crimson Band. The City of Cumming Mayor Gravitt will speak and the keynote speaker is Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas J. Golden.

CW5 Golden served three tours in Iraq and he has been awarded numerous decorations, to include the Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal (with Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Overseas Reserve Training Ribbon, U. S. Public Health Service Outstanding Unit Citation, Georgia National Guard Meritorious Service Medal, State Active Duty Service Ribbon.

Celebrate our local veterans and enjoy a special Veterans Day ceremony including:

  • American Legion Post 307
  • North Forsyth High School MCJROTC
  • Legion Auxiliary 307
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Patriotic Reading Regent, Chestatee River Chapter
  • Forsyth Christian Home Educators
  • Christian Fine Arts of Forsyth Fire Choir
  • Keynote Speaker Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas J. Golden
  • Georgia Army National Guard
  • VFW Auxiliary Post 9143
  • Forsyth Pipes
  • Forsyth County Fire Department
  • Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department

2014 Veterans’ Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – Downtown Dawsonville, Presented by: Veterans Affairs of Dawson County.

Veterans Affairs of Dawson County will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 with lunch for Veterans at 1 p.m., Dawson County Middle School Cafeteria, Program at 1:45 in the school auditorium and parade through Downtown Dawsonville at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to the program and parade.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 p.m. 
Luncheon for Veterans and Spouses
Lunch Provided by Etowah Water & Sewer Authority and Chick-fil-A
2:00 p.m.
Ceremony to Honor Veterans
3:30 p.m.
Veterans’ Day Parade through Downtown Dawsonville
Veterans Eat Free at Local Restaurants!
Note: Be sure to have your military ID with you and call ahead to be sure that the location you are visiting is participating in the promotion.

Applebee’s – Free meal for Veterans and Active military personnel on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. You’ll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran’s Day menu. You can see the complete menu by using the link above. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included. You’ll need to bring in one proof of military service or ID.

Carrabba’s – If you are a veteran or active military member, you can stop by a Carrabba’s near you and get a free appetizer of your choice on Tuesday, November 11. There’s no purchase necessary or coupon required, and you’ll need to bring military ID or come in your uniform.

Visit Chili’s on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on Veterans Day at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Bring military ID and call to make sure the location is participating.

Golden Corral is offering a free meal on Monday, November 17 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. See their website for details. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Little Caesars® Pizza – Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.

LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. You’ll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.

Red Robin on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Be sure to bring your military ID to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie. Not all locations are participating, so it’s best to call ahead to make sure your local Red Robin will be offering this free meal.

Outback Steakhouse is offering a free bloomin onion and beverage on November 11, 2014. This offer is for veterans as well as active duty and retired military as long as proof of service is shown, like wearing a uniform or showing military ID. Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 15% off the total check November 12 to December 31, 2014.
Starbucks is offering a free tall coffee to veterans, active duty military and their spouses on Veterans Day. Please call ahead to make sure the location is participating.

There are also deals at other restaurants and retailers. For more details, check out Veteran Owned Business Directory‘s blog and Military Benefits Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals.

  • Free Haircuts at Great Clips – Veterans and active/inactive/retired military members can stop into Great Clips on Tuesday, November 11 and get a free haircut or pickup a free haircut card to use before the end of the year. Anyone can stop in to get their haircut and receive a free haircut card that they can give to a veteran.
  • Free Admission to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta – Members of the Armed Forces (active duty and veterans) get free admission to the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta when they show their valid Armed Forces ID card. Between November 8-16, half-price tickets can also be purchased for friends and family.
  • Lowe’s, Publix and Home Depot are offering 10% discounts on Veterans Day for military.
  • Dollar General is offering a 11% discount on November 11, 2014.
  • National Parks Free Veterans Day Admission – Everybody gets free entrance to our National Parks on Veterans Day. Date this year: November 11, 2014.
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