Veterans Day Freebies across the region

WASHINGTON — Veterans Day, the day America honors its veterans for their service and sacrifice, is Tuesday, Nov. 11. On and around the day, there will be traditional observances, a parade and a big concert this year on the National Mall.

Veterans can take advantage of everything from free car washes to free haircuts, free meals and free admission to Mount Vernon and Colonial Williamsburg. Many of these offers are also being extended to active members of the military.

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Friday, Nov. 7

  • National Cathedral is hosting a free concert tribute to veterans at 7 p.m. No tickets are required. For more information, click here.
  • Colonial Williamsburg is extending free admission to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents November 7-11. For more information, click here.

Saturday, Nov. 8

  • The Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Prescott Ave. and Quarry Rd. For more information, click here.
  • The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free golf, tennis, ice skating and more to active and retired military and their guests at various facilities. For more information, click here.

Sunday, Nov. 9

  • McCormick & Schmick’s is offering veterans a free entree from a special menu. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information, click here.
  • National Cathedral is hosting a Remembrance Service at 10:30 a.m. It is being held in collaboration with the British, Canadian, French, German, Australian and New Zealand embassies and will mark the centennial anniversary since the beginning of World War I. Passes are required for the service. For more information, click here.

Monday, Nov. 10

  • Select Red Hot & Blue locations are offering buy-one, get-one-free entrees for veterans and active military with the purchase of two drinks. Offer good Nov. 10-12 with this coupon.
  • Red Lobster is offering veterans, active duty and active serving military, as well as reservists, a free appetizer (no purchase necessary) Nov. 10-13. For more information, click here.
  • At Bar Louie, veterans and active military get a free appetizer or entree Nov. 10 and 11. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • The incredible lineup for the Concert for Valor, held at 7 p.m. on the National Mall, includes The Black Keys, Eminem, Dave Grohl, Metallica, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen and Carrie Underwood. The concert is free to the public, first-come, first-served. The National Mall will open at 10 a.m. For more information, click here.
  • This year’s Veterans Day National Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery starts at 11 a.m., but you are strongly encouraged to arrive early. For more information, click here.
  • The Veterans Day Commemoration at the World War II Memorial starts at 9 a.m. For more information, click here.
  • The Veterans Day Observance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be held at 1 p.m. For more information, click here.
  • At Mount Vernon, admission is free for all active duty, former, or retired military personnel. There will also be special Veterans Day programming. For more information, click here.
  • Admission to the James E. Richmond Science Center at St. Charles High School in Waldorf is free for active duty and retired military. The film “Dream To Fly” will be showing in the 184-seat Digital Dome Classroom at 6 and 7:15 p.m. For more information, click here.
  • Veterans and their immediate family members can enjoy free admission to Fairfax County RECenters. For more information, click here.
  • All 24 Hour Fitness locations are offering free all-club access Nov. 8-11 to all servicemen and servicewomen and their friends. For more information, click here.
  • Veterans Day is a fee-free day at the 133 National Parks that normally charge a fee to enter. For more information, click here.
  • Members of the military can get a free haircut at Great Clips on Veterans Day. Everyone who gets a haircut that day will get a card good for a free haircut that they can give to a veteran. The cards are valid Nov. 11-Dec. 31. For more information, click here.
  • Through the Grace for Vets program, veterans can get a free car wash on Veterans Day at a car wash near them. For more information, click here.
  • At Applebee’s, veterans and active military can get a free entree from a limited menu. For more information, click here.
  • Bob Evans is serving free all-you-can-eat hotcakes to all veterans and active-duty military. For more information, click here.
  • All veterans and active military get a free entree from a special menu at California Pizza Kitchen. For more information, click here.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise is honoring veterans with a free All American Burger with fries. For more information, click here.
  • At Denny’s from 5 a.m. to noon, veterans as well as active, non-active and retired members of the military can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam. For more information, click here.
  • At participating Famous Dave’s from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., former and active military are invited to enjoy a free One Meat Salute. For more information, click here.
  • Veterans and active military can sit down to a free meal from a special menu at participating Greene Turtle locations. For more information, click here.
  • At participating Hooters, veterans and active military get a free entree (worth up to $10.99) with the purchase of a drink. For more information, click here.
  • Veterans and active-duty military can pick up a free doughnut and small coffee at participating Krispy Kreme. For more information, click here.
  • At Menchie’s, All veterans and military personnel with a military ID or dressed in uniform get a free six-ounce frozen yogurt. For more information, click here.
  • All Mission BBQ locations are serving free sandwiches for veterans all day, and free slices of cake while they last. For more information, click here.
  • Olive Garden has free meals for veterans and active duty military. For more information, click here.
  • At On The Border, veterans get a free Create Your Own Combo. For more information, click here.
  • Outback’s offer is a free Bloomin’ Onion and a free beverage for all active and retired military personnel. For more information, click here.
  • At participating Red Robin, all veterans and active duty service members get a free Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. For more information, click here.
  • A free cup of coffee is what participating Roy Rogers locations are treating veterans and active duty military to. Also, the first 25 at each location get a free travel mug. For more information, click here.
  • Ruby Tuesday is giving away free appetizers to veterans, active duty and reserve service members. For more information, click here.
  • Smokey Bones has free meals for veterans and active military. For more information, click here.
  • Participating Starbucks locations are offering a free tall brewed coffee to veterans, active duty service members and military spouses. For more information, click here.
  • At Travel Centers of America, CDL drivers who are also military veterans eat free in particpating full service restaurants. For more information, click here.
  • Zoes Kitchen has free entrees for veterans and active duty military, and will give a 10% discount off your family’s meal. For more information, click here.
  • iPic Theaters in North Bethesda is offering current and former military members a free movie ticket. For more information, click here.
  • At Wayback Burgers, all veterans and active military who buy any side and drink get a free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger. For more information, click here.

Monday, Nov. 17

  • Veterans and active military can head to Golden Corral for a free dinner from 5-9 p.m. For more information, click here.

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