Discover the origins and significance of the Armistice Day, now Veterans Day, by Frank Blasich, a curator of the National Museum of American History, by the Smithsonian.
Restaurants are not the only businesses that sniff out veterans and active duty military free agents and deal with this Veterans Day.
Businesses nationwide offer services – everything from free haircuts, car washes, flu shots and more.
While several retailers have discounts for the week or every day, some offer extra for the federal holiday.
On Monday, Kohl's doubles its usual 15% discount on military Monday and offers a 30% discount on active and former military, veterans and their families.
Demonstration of service as a military ID is usually required and several businesses will allow uniform wearing as a form of identification. Discharge documents, VA cards, and veteran organization membership cards can also be used to prove service in most businesses.
And here's a freebie for everyone: National parks across the country are waiving entry fees on Monday for Veterans Day.
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Free Veterans Day holidays
AMC Theaters: Free big popcorn ticket with purchase of a military ticket Monday. This offer is for AMC Stubs members.
American Family Care: Free Flu shots on Monday. Find locations at www.afcurgentcare.com.
Car Wash: Veterans and active duty military can get a free car wash at participating venues throughout the week. Find places at www.graceforvets.org.
Goodyear Car Service: Free "Veterinarian Checks" by November 16, but appointments must be scheduled by Monday. Car care checks include free alignment checks, battery, brakes, shocks, props, tires and wiper blades. Veterinarians also receive free tire installation with the purchase of tires. Learn more at www.goodyearautoservice.com/military. records19659005 freedict19459038 SAMSGreat Clips: Veterans and Active duty get a free haircut on Monday or grab a free haircut to use until December 31st. veterans who receive a hairstyle on Monday are given a free haircut to give to a veteran. Cards can be redeemed from November 12 to December 31.
Tires only: Free "Checks for vets" by November 16, but appointments must be scheduled by Monday. Car care checks include free alignment checks, battery, brakes, shocks, props, tires and wiper blades. Veterinarians also receive free tire installation with the purchase of tires. Learn more at www.justtires.com/military. jeze19659005 snapshot19459038 photosMonster Mini Golf: Free Golf for Veterans Monday. Many places are also expanding the offer to include active military. Proof of service required. Ask the registry for a discount to be applied during the purchase.
Planet Fitness: Free training until November 15th for active duty military and veterans who can bring a friend for free. In addition, relax after a free hot tub and chairs massage.
Sports Videos: Free Hairstyle on Monday. Look for stores and hours to attend www.sportclips.com.
Limited Military Discounts
Limited military discounts available at participating locations:
Academic + Outdoor Sports: By Monday, all active military, military veterans and first responders will receive 10% discount on your entire purchase.
Albertson: 10% off on Monday.
Amazon Prime Minister: Until Monday, veterans and active duty military can earn a Prime year for $ 79, saving $ 40. New and existing prime ministers can apply.
Bashas Supermarket: 10% off Veterans Food Monday with ID.
Bath beds and beyond: Saturday to Monday, 25% off in-store for veterans and active duty employees.
Dollar General: 11% off shopping or online Monday with promo code MILITARY11.
Eyemart Express: Save 20% off prescription glasses purchases by November 16th. It also applies to family members.
Food Lion: 10% off Monday.
The Tux Brothers: 30% off tuxedo and suits for the sale and rental of veterans and current military personnel who order in person on Monday. The discount applies to costumes and tuxedos for the entire wedding party, including the groom, groom and all other event officials. The Veterans Day discount is instead of the continuing 5% military discount.
Call: 30% off active and former military personnel, veterans and their families by Monday, double the regular military Monday discount.
Leslie Pool Supplies: From Saturday to Monday, the discount for veterans is 10% instead of the usual 5% for all in-store purchases.
Covers: Get a personalized free military ID card.
LL Bean: Get 25% Off
Publix: 10% off Food Monday for veterans, active duty military and their families.
Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy Recovery: 50% off single rebuild and IV level services for all veterans .
Southeastern European Stores: BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie Grocery Offers an 11% discount on Monday for qualified grocery purchases.
Spartan Race: Free registration of Spartan events across the country for active duty military, law enforcement, first aid, veterans and retirees.
Brackets: 25% off Sunday through November 16 for active duty employees, reservists, retired or disabled, veterans and their immediate families.
Purpose: On Monday, all military, veterans and their families receive a 10% discount on one purchase online and online. To check out and learn more, go to Target.com/military. Target's two-day Black Friday pre-sale continues through Saturday.
TCC Verizon: Between Saturday and Monday, about 550 TCC stores nationwide will host a Veterans Recognition Event to honor veterans for their service. Each veteran who attends the event will receive a TCC water bottle and other giveaways. For a list of TCC participating stores, go to www.tccrocks.com/locations.kazi19659005 photographed19459038 photographed green greens: On Monday, vets, active duty employees and their families receive a 20% discount on regular price items with a free ticket card store and a valid military ID or proof of service.
More deals: Local businesses and regional chains can also have free military meals and discounts. One of the easiest ways to find out is to check out restaurant social media channels.
Current military discounts
Participation may vary depending on the location and evidence of military service usually required.
AC Moore: 15% off total purchase on a regular and selling price with a valid ID every day.
Advance Parts: 10% discount on regular in-store purchases for active, reserve and retired members, all veterans receiving VA benefits, spouses and dependent children up to 18 years of age with evidence of martial law .
AT&T: Qualified servicemen, military, reserves, National Guard, veterans and spouses of service personnel and deceased service personnel may receive discounts on acceptable plans.
Bass Pro Shops: 5% daily military discount.
Big 5 Sporting Goods: 10% of the total purchase for duty duty, reserve military, retirees, veterans, spouses and dependent children with a military license or veteran's license as a driver's license. Only in the store.
Cable: 5% daily military discount.
Champion: Save 20% off most online purchases after checking military service at www.champion.com.
CVS: Veterans Advantage members receive a 20% discount and free shipping on online orders when they click on an offer quote link on the Veterans Advantage website.
Foot Locker: Save 20% off most online purchases after confirming military service at www.footlocker.com.
General Motors: Learn more about the Military GM Discount Program at www.gmmilitarydiscount.com.
A new WalletHub report looks at 100 cities to find out which are the best cities for veterans to live and work.
Hannes: Save 20% off most online purchases after checking military service at www.hanes.com. Depot Home: The active duty military, the National Guard and the Reserve, retirees and disability service members and their spouses receive a 10% discount every day. Veterans also receive a rebate for Independence Day. Joanne Stores: The Arts and Crafts Store offers a 15% discount throughout the year for military service members and their families.
Call: Mondays are military Monday, and active duty military members, retirees, veterans, and family members receive a 15% discount at the store when they show a valid military ID card, ID card, or ID card. veteran.
Lowe's: 10% off eligible purchases every day for active duty military and veterans. Sign up at www.lowes.com/military. jeze19659005 Photographed19459038 Wrapping Makela: evid1919909027] 15% off military families every day.
Nike: Active, veterans, retirees, and reservists, spouses, and dependents receive 10% military discount at Nike.com and Nike, Converse, and Hurley stores. To get the discount online, an eligibility check is required and a military certificate is required to receive savings at the store. NTB Tire and Service Centers: Discounts include $ 18.99 conventional oil change, free flat repair service and 10% discount on tires, wheels and services.
Ceramics of the old days: 10% military discount every day for active, retired military and their immediate families.
O & Reilly's Automotive Parts: 10% Discount on Retail for Most Items for active service, reserve members, retired employees and veterans with a valid ID. Immediate family members with active responsibilities or veterans are entitled to a discount if they have a government-issued ID card (DD Form 1173 or 1173-1).
Pandora: The military plan includes Pandora's premium features and is $ 7.99 a month with a 60 day free trial. The current proposal is for active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans and military families.
Pep Boys: 10% off every day for active and retired servicemen with a valid military ID card.
Purple: 10% off.
Locker Shoes: 10% military discount for Veterans Day and every Tuesday throughout the year with a valid military document.
Tire Kingdom Service Centers: Discounts include a conventional $ 18.99 oil change, a free flat tire repair service, and a 10% discount on tires, wheels and services.
Topgolf: Active duty, veterans, police fire and EMS employees receive a 20% discount on all monthly memberships and a 10% discount on Topgolf games.
More Discounts: Find additional discounts, including at hotels and other retailers at shop.id.me/ military and www.sheerid.com, two check sites. Another option is Veterans Advantage, which offers a one-month free trial. Learn more at www.veteransadvantage.com.
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