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Military Appreciation Days (Nov 2008)

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:28 am
by Keith Holman
The 2008 Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants.

The free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.

To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 1.8 million free meals and contributed over $2.53 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Edited to change title and add other Veterans Day offers.

Re: Military Appreciation Monday (Nov 17, 2008)

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:42 pm
by Ron Warnick
Hi Keith, What kind of identification (if any) do you need to get this free meal? Thanks for the info.

Re: Military Appreciation Monday (Nov 17, 2008)

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:37 am
by Keith Holman
Ron, I don't know...I even took it as a lookup and don't know the answer. The website link is but it doesn't give that specific.

By the way, my employer is in the process of starting a new organization aimed at veterans, as current employees, potential employees and as an outreach support. With the start of this organization, I'm getting a lot more information about military appreciation and veteran support. This came thru that channel. I hope to be sharing a lot more usable information in the future.

Re: Military Appreciation Days (Nov 2008)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:31 am
by Keith Holman
McCormick & Schmick’s Tribute to Veterans

Sunday, Nov. 9, is the date that McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants around the country will salute veterans. They will be offering a free entrée from a special menu. Veterans are encouraged to make reservations and bring proper ID to present to your server. Proper ID includes retired military ID cards, membership card in a veterans organization like NAUS or a copy of your DD-214 discharge papers. Most restaurants will not be able to seat parties over six people in order to accommodate more veterans. To find the participating McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant nearest to you Click here.

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Applebees: Free entree (5 to choose from) at participating stores during business hours on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 with active/reserve/retired ID card.

Lowes: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 6 – Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards.

Home Depot: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran's Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 between November 6 and November 12, 2008, at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations.

Colonial Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg honors the sacrifices and dedication of United States veterans, active military personnel and their families during special Veterans Day programs on Tuesday, Nov. 11. As part of the tribute, Colonial Williamsburg offers special complimentary admission passes to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families from Nov. 7-11, 2008. The Honoring Service to America pass includes admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and museums, including the Capitol, Governor’s Palace and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of Foundation benefactor John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The service member need not be present, and free passes will be provided to immediate family members of currently deployed troops, with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, DD Form 214, as identification of service. These tickets are available only at Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket sales windows.
In addition to providing complimentary admission tickets to these honored guests, Colonial Williamsburg offers special rates to military personnel and their families at any of its five on site hotels, the closest lodging to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, museums, dining, shopping, golf, children’s activities and more.