We should all be very thankful for all of our American veterans.  We can never give back enough, for what they have sacrificed for us - but it's nice to see some places are trying.

There are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community, as well as all of us here in St. Cloud, give a collective thank you!

Most establishments require some form of military ID – including a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Photograph in uniform, be wearing uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may only require a photo of you in uniform, or go by the honor system.  It is also a good idea to call ahead to these places, to make sure they are still catering to the veterans, as advertised.

All of the following can be found in the greater St. Cloud area.
Applebee’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active service members.  Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veteran's Day , Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
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.
Subway – Free Six Inch Sub, November 11, 2011. Select SUBWAY Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veteran’s Day.


The Olive Garden, Free entrée. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Friday, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. 

There are all kinds of other great deals for veterans; retail shops, hotels, airlines, etc.   Click here to check it all out.
And thank a veteran today!