(VA) Veterans Day 2020 Events & Discounts, Happy Birthday Marines

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Veterans Day Events (Scroll down for a list of all events)

National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. ET




Happy Birthday Marines! 
You're looking good for 245 years old! 

Watch the Commandant's 245th Marine Corps Birthday Message


LISTEN: USMC Birthday Edition Borne the Battle Podcast with MMA champion Chad Robichaux

How should Americans show appreciation for our Veterans?

"Giving Veterans 20% off is one small way to recognize those who risked all to serve this nation and defend liberty and justice around the world, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is grateful that so many companies help us celebrate our Veterans each year in this way.

But there are other ways to say "thank you" to those who took the oath, and I encourage everyone to use Veterans Day as a chance to learn more about the 41 million men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States." - VA Secretary Robert Wilkie 



Need to talk to VA? 1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is never the wrong number.


Find A Veteran, Post A Tribute

VA.gov/Remember allows family, friends, and others to search the more than 3.7M Veterans interred in VA's National Cemeteries to post tributes, share photos, and view service information. 


The IRS is hiring! Your prior military experience could qualify you to serve at IRS. 


Veterans Roll of Honor, Free Virtual Shadowbox, Find Veteran Friends

The National Veterans Roll of Honor is a tribute to the service of more than 2 million service members registered on Together We Served. Learn more about how Together We Served can help you find and reconnect with your old service friends.


Veterans Describe What's Possible Through Mental Health Support 

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GoodTrust Digital Legacy Platform Free for Veterans

GoodTrust is offering all Veterans their Premium Plan for FREE for the next 10 years (value $500) starting on 11/11/2020. Think of it like a digital safety deposit box for your digital accounts and information. 



VA Podcast: USMC Veteran Chad Robichaux

This Marine Corps Birthday episode of Borne the Battle features Marine Corps Veteran, former police officer, MMA champion, bestselling author and founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation.


Veterans Day Discounts

We've compiled the most comprehensive list of Veterans Day Discounts available, here are some of the biggest offers available this year: 


Great Clips/Sport Clips  November 11, 2020
Veterans and current military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. 

Bed Bath and Beyond  November  11, 2020
Active Duty U.S. military, Veterans and military spouses will receive 25% off your entire in-store shopping cart on November 11, 2020

Hy-Vee - November 11, 2020
Free curbside breakfast for Veterans and active-duty military members as well as a 10% discount on purchases made in-store.

Publix - November 11, 2020
10% discount for Veterans, military and their families.

Samsung – November 6-11, 2020
Active-duty service members and Veterans who sign up for Samsung's Military Discount Program can receive an additional 10% on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories and PCs; additional $50 eCertificate and free phone case when you purchase a smartphone; 10% off select home appliances.

Target - November 1-11, 2020
Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest's full basket.To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at www.target.com/circle/military. After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.

Walgreens - November 11-15, 2020
20% off in store purchases, offer valid for Veterans, military and their families from 11/11 thru 11/15/20, with Balance® Rewards card or myWalgreens™ and proof of service. In-store offer only valid in Walgreens or Duane Reade stores.

National Parks  November 11, 2020
Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans Day. Contact your local park for information and to determine its operating status. (Disabled Veterans eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass) 

Applebee's  November 11, 2020
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee's on November 11. Dine-in only. 

Bob Evans – November 11, 2020 
Veterans and active-duty military receive a special menu of seven (7) homestyle favorites for FREE at local restaurants. Dine-in only. 

California Pizza Kitchen – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty service members receive a free entry on Veterans Day. 

Chili's Grill & Bar  November 11, 2020
All Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free meal from a special menu on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at all participating Chili's Grill and Bar restaurants. Available for in restaurant only.

Denny's  November 11, 2020
All Veterans and active duty service members with a valid military ID or DD 214 receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny's locations on November 12, 2020, from 5 am to noon. 

Golden Corral – November 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Active and former military members who have served in the US Military can pick up a promotional card during the month of November, redeemable for a FREE thank you meal. Promotional cards can be redeemed through May 31, 2020. 

Logan's Roadhouse – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty service members receive a free meal Veterans Day at participating locations. 

Mission BBQ – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military personnel receive a free sandwich on Veterans day. 

O'Charley's - November 11, 2020
Offering a a free meal from the Veterans Thank You Menu, or $10 off any meal on the regular menu, on Wednesday, November 11. Additionally, O'Charley's provides a 10% military discount all year long.

Red Robin  November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 11-30 for dine-in or to-go

TravelCenters of America – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty service members receive a free meal Veterans Day at participating locations, with proof of military service. 

We recommend you visit the links for more details and to confirm with your nearest location. The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.


Upcoming Veterans Events


Special Guests
Nov. 12 - "Chief Chat" with Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg


Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Virtual Parade Edinburg, Texas
Nov. 11 - New York City Veterans Day Events & Parade
Nov. 11 - 101st Annual Veterans Day Parade Leavenworth, Kansas
Nov. 11 - Virtual Charleston Veterans Day Parade
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