Veterans Day 2013: History, Free Deals & freebies and more



Google will be celebrating the Veterans Day 2013 on its homepage in United States with a colorful doodle on November 11.

What is Veterans Day:

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Veterans Day vs Memorial Day:

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving. 


U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

Free Deals & freebies:

ACE Jiffy Lube– On Sunday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military receive a 50% discount on a Signature Service Oil Change

Amazon – is offering a free MP3 album download of “Veterans Day Honor”

Applebees – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu

Bed Bath and Beyond – Bed Bath and Beyond is offering veterans 20% off their entire purchase on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. This is good for active duty, DoD, reserves, guard, retirees, veterans, and military spouses

Big Lots – Veterans, active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel and their immediate family receive 10% off their entire purchase on Saturday, Nov. 9

Bob Evans– Free all-you-can-eat hotcakes

Boston Market – Free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal with a military ID

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a free pizza

Champps — Free handcrafted burger with waffle fries to veterans and active duty military.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Veterans and military personnel receive a free All American Burger with fries with the beverage purchase of $1.99.

Chili’s – Veterans and active duty get a free entree all day from a limited menu

Dave’s All American Pizza & Eatery (Danville) — Free Prime Rib dinner from 4:30-9:00

Denny’s – Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes

Dollar General – Veterans, active military, members of the National Guard and Reserve and immediate family members get 11% off the total purchase

Einstein Bros. Bagels – Active, inactive and retired military personnel receive a free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear (or any other topping)

Famous Dave’s – Famous Dave’s is offering various discounts with proof of service. Specific offers vary by locations.

Golden Corral –  Free dinner for military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and reserves are all welcome.

Great Clips –Customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot  – 10% discount to all veterans. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.

‘Honor Flight’ movie– Veterans can see the movie “Honor Flight” for free in theaters nationwide

Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal

More deals could be seen at Fox 59.