The 30-Day Giving Challenge. Day 7. Honoring Our Veterans.


dad3Veterans Day is fast approaching.  You know how I know?  All the Veterans Day sales.

Seriously though, if you check the calendar, you will find it on Wednesday, November 11.  My dad was a vet of the Korean War.  He never talked much about it, but I do have some precious pictures of him which give me a glimpse of his time far away from home. 

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There are several freebies available for veterans to thank them for their service.  In no way can they be totally repaid, but I hope the men and women who served feel appreciated and honored by taking advantage of these free offers.  Be sure to read the fine print to make sure you know all the details like date, time, proof of service, etc.  Some of these offers may also be available for active duty members of the service.  Be sure to ask!

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Applebees is offering a free meal on Wednesday, November 11. 

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McCormick and Schmicks is offering a free meal on Sunday, November 8. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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The National Park Service  will once again waive all entry fees to every national park, forest and monument across the U.S.

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Golden Corral hosts
Military Appreciation Monday
Free “Thank You” Dinner
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009,
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Outback Steakhouse will show appreciation to our Country’s veterans and active duty military*, with a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage of choice (one non-alcoholic drink or one draft Anheuser Busch beer except where prohibited by law) on Veterans Day. When:  Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Here is an extensive list of freebies and discounts in conjunction with Veterans Day.  Please share this information with those veterans in your life, and be sure to say thank you.

In Honor of My Dad

 

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2 Responses

  1. This is such a sweet way to honor our Veterans. A free meal is not much, but I do hope they enjoy it. I love your vintage photos of your Dad!

  2. It’s often easy to take our veterans for granted. Thanks for the wonderful post and the reminder to make a special effort on Wednesday to do what we can to show our respect and gratitude to those great men and women who have served our country. I love the pictures of your dad.

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