Veteran’s Day is on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Thank you to all who have served in the United States military!
Many restaurants and other businesses want to thank our veterans and active military members with free or discounted services for Veterans Day. There are also several special events in the Baltimore area honoring our military.
Not all of these deals take place exactly on Veterans Day, so make sure to read all the details. Unless otherwise specified, these freebies and deals are for veterans and active duty military and take place Sunday, November 11, 2018. Be sure to click the links to find out what form of proof is required to show your status. (And verify that the location you’re interested in is participating.)
This list will be updated as more Veteran’s Day specials come in, so be sure to check back!
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Veterans Day Events
Sunday, November 11 from 10am to 11:30am at War Memorial Plaza, 500 E Fayette Street, Baltimore
The following ceremonies will take place Sunday, November 11, 2018:
- 10:30am at the World War II Memorial — Route 450 at Naval Academy Bridge, 1920 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD
- 11am at four locations: Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery – 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD | Crownsville Veterans Cemetery – 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD | Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery – 11501 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD | Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Middle Branch Park, 2825 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD
- 1:30pm at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery – 6827 East New Market Ellwood Road, Hurlock, MD
This is one of the largest Veterans Day parades in Maryland. The parade will be held on November 11 and begins at 10am at Leonardtown Square in Leonardtown, MD. A memorial wreath-laying ceremony follows the parade.
This event takes place in downtown Columbia, MD. At 9:30am, there will be a parade starting at Merriweather Drive and continuing along Little Patuxent Parkway headed toward the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. A ceremony will follow at 10:45am at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. This family-friendly event will includes a card-making station for troops and the opportunity to explore vintage military vehicles. Hot chocolate, coffee and bakery items will be provided for free. Additional food can be purchased from nearby food trucks.
This is one of the oldest and Maryland’s largest parade in observance of Veterans Day. There is an opening ceremony at 1pm and the parade begins on East Potomac Street (at City Park) at 2pm. A Welcome Home Celebration for Vietnam Vets is after the parade at the American Legion.
Brass musicians line Market and 2nd Street in Frederick, Maryland, each musician playing Taps in turn, passing the call from Mt. Olivet to Memorial Park. Ceremony honoring veterans follows Echo Taps. This event begins at 1:30pm on November 11.
A free performance by the U.S. Air Force Concert Band featuring the Singing Sergeants to honor America’s veterans. Free event; tickets required. The concert will be held at the Weinberg Center in Frederick, MD on November 11 at 3pm. This event is free, but a ticket is required.
Free food and drink
Veterans and active duty U.S. military can receive a FREE meal at Applebee’s on Veteran’s Day. Choose from one of eight full-size entrees. Just show proof of military service. Dine-in only at participating locations.
Get a FREE flatbread or burger if you’re a veteran or active military on November 11.
On Sunday November 11, current and former service members can enjoy a FREE entrée up to $12.95 and a FREE Dr. Pepper beverage by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location nationwide.
On Sunday November 11, all active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer at all Bonefish Grill locations.
To honor members of the U.S. military, both past and present, CPK is offering a complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at all participating California Pizza Kitchen locations nationwide on November 11. Menu includes a selection of pizzas, full-sized salads and pasta dishes.
On November 11, Chili’s offers a special menu for veterans to eat for free at the restaurant’s many locations across the United States. Valid ID is required. Call your local Chili’s for more information.
Chipotle is offering a special buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offer from open to close on Veterans Day for all active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with valid ID. The offer is valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.
Veterans can choose from a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake or a Crafted Coffee beverages on Veteran’s Day.
Free build your own Grand Slam for veterans and military personnel on Monday, November 12 from 5am to noon.
Veterans and active duty military can choose a complimentary donut of their choice (no purchase necessary) on November 11.
Get a FREE Two-Meat Salute (Two-Meat Combo served with your choice of one side and a corn bread Muffin) on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day.
Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus on November 11, 2018. A valid military ID or honorable discharge card must be shown.
Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation Night is Monday, November 12, from 5pm to 9pm. Anyone who has served in the U.S. military will receive a FREE “thank-you” meal.
Veterans and active military personnel who are in uniform or provide proof of military service will receive a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu on Sunday, November 11. The menu will include: the Houlihan’s Burger, Housemade Veggie Burger, Heartland Grilled Chicken Salad, Fish and Chips, Brentwood Chicken Sandwich, Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and a 5-oz. Petite Top Sirloin.
Veterans and active military members get one $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo® (“Promotional Item”), which includes four slices of DEEP!DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20 ounce Pepsi product, on November 11, between 11am and 2pm.
Veterans and Gold Star families (parents and spouse) can enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on Sunday, November 11.
On November 11, veterans and active duty military members get a FREE Create-Your-Own-Combo 2. Choose any two items off the combo menu like tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, mini chimis and more. Served with Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips & salsa.
In honor of Veterans Day, Red Lobster will be offering a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.
FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for veterans and military on Veteran’s Day.
FREE lunch from a special Veterans Menu will be offered to veterans on November 11. Be sure to click the link for full details.
On Veterans Day, all veterans will receive one free draught beer or $5 off their check.
Other Freebies & Discounts
Veterans are eligible for one free night at participating B&Bs in the US and Canada. The offer is good for one night on or around Veterans Day, November 11. Visit the link for lodging near you or your destination. You must book directly with the business, and valid ID is required.
Offers FREE wedding gowns for military brides.
Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires locations nationwide are showing thanks and appreciation to those who serve by offering all active and retired military members and first responders FREE “Checks for Vets,” plus up to $250 off tires. Effective November 9-11, “Checks for Vets” includes FREE tire, brake and battery checks. Military and first responders will also receive 10 percent off tires instantly, which means $250 in savings when used with additional offers in-store. Appointments can be booked beginning Nov. 9, but may redeemed through Nov. 16. Further details here.
This program provides free car washes for veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day. You don’t need to provide proof of service. It’s on the honor system. Use this link to find the participating car wash closest to you. Over 20 car washes are participating in the Baltimore area.
Get a FREE haircut on November 11 or a free haircut card to use until December 31, 2018 to all veterans and active duty military.
All veterans and active duty military will receive a free restring on Sunday, November 11, at any Guitar Center that does repairs. Plus, veterans and active duty personnel receive 10% off in-store all year long.
Veterans and active duty military get up to 6 ounces of frozen yogurt on Sunday, November 11th.
FREE entry to everyone visiting a National Park Service site Veterans Day, November 11.
Port Discovery is offering FREE admission for active duty, veterans and retired military to “Salute the Troops” from November 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019. Guests of service members receive $2.00 off general admission. Valid military identification or veterans ID is required for free admission.
Get a 20% discount as part of the Home for the Holidays Military Discount for Active Duty and Veterans program. All active duty and veterans get the discount off the best available rate for stays reserved between November 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Reservation must be made between November 1 – December 31, 2018. Use VP#623095 when booking.
Active duty and retired or veteran service members can get a free hair cut on November 11.
Through December 11th, 2018, any current or retired military personnel, veterans and their families who book and stay at participating Super 8 hotels in the U.S. and Canada can take advantage of Super 8’s 20% off military discount.
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Columbia Town Center Lakefront
Little Patuxent Parkway at Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044