On Veterans Day, our nation honors those who have honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America the land of the free and home of the brave.

Retailers and restaurants salute our military heroes, offering freebies and discounts on Tuesday to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists.

In some cases, offers are good more than one day, and spouses, family members and civilians are included, as noted.

Don't forget your military identification to take advantage of these terrific offers.

You certainly won't go hungry. There are free options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


State and national parks: Free entry for everyone, not just veterans.



Free car wash: The service is being offered at 2,000 locations listed at GraceForVets.org.

Free haircut: Great Clips is offering free services to veterans on Tuesday. Plus, civilians who get a haircut on Tuesday automatically donate a haircut to a vet through Dec. 31.

Sam's Club: Veterans, active duty and spouses who join get a free $15 gift card and $20 welcome package through Nov. 30


AARP: 20 percent off membership dues and other discounts for those over 50.

Home Depot and Lowe's: 10 percent off for veterans and their families during weekends of all military holidays and every day for active military and their families.

JC Penney: 20 percent off through Nov. 15 with coupon.

Kohl's: $10 off $25 purchase; expires Tuesday.

Macy's: $10 off $25 purchase good until 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Target: $5 off $25 fresh food purchase; expires Dec. 6.


Applebee's: Free entree from a special, 7-item menu when dining in.

Golden Corral: Free meal on Monday, Nov. 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

IHOP: Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Olive Garden: Free entree from special menu all day Tuesday.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and soda on Tuesday.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer Monday through Thursday.

Free tall brewed coffee to veterans, active duty service members and military spouses.


Of course, don't forget to thank a vet for their service today and always.