by DAISY SOTO
On November 11, 1918, the allied powers; France, Great Britain, the United States, and others, agreed with Germany to finally end the Great War. Veterans day was originally widely known as “Armistice Day”, as a first year anniversary after World War I on November 11, 1919, then later actually becoming a national holiday in 1938. In the year 1954 president Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name from “Armistice Day” to Veterans Day. We celebrate in order to honor all those veterans who have served in a war for our country. As of 2016, there were about 21 million living veterans in the United States, about 10% of the American population. This year on November 11, 2018, will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Now in order to celebrate and honor these Veterans, on Veterans day (Sunday, November 11) and Veterans day observed (Monday, November 12) many restaurants and businesses are having great deals for veterans:
Applebee’s: The restaurant chains goal is to serve one million meals to veterans and active duty on Sunday, Nov. 11. They could choose a free full-size entrée from one of their eight “fan favorites.”
Buffalo Wild Wings: Participating locations are offering to both active and retired veterans, one small order of traditional or boneless wings and side of fries.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Active and retired military can get a free entrée, up to a $12.95 value, plus a free Dr. Pepper on Sunday, November 11.
Chili’s: On Sunday, November 11, veterans and active duty military can get a free meal.
Chipotle: With valid military ID, veterans or active military can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free burrito, bowl, salad or taco for dine-in on Sunday, November 11.
Chuck E. Cheese’s: Active and retired military can enjoy free personal one-topping pizza on Sunday, November 11.
Denny’s: From 5 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, November 12, veterans and active military personnel can get a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam,”
Little Caesars: From 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., veterans or active duty military can receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, no purchase necessary.
Olive Garden: Active or retired military can receive a free meal from the special menu on Sunday, November 11.
Outback Steakhouse: They can receive a free Bloomin’ onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Sunday, November 11, as well as having 10% every day throughout the year.
Red Lobster: Veterans and active duty military can get a free appetizer or dessert from their Veterans Day menu on both Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.
Red Robin: Veterans and active duty military can get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries on Sunday, November 11.
Sizzler: Veterans and active duty military can receive free lunch from the special menu until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 11.
Starbucks: Veterans, active duty service members, and even military spouses can get a free tall hot-brewed coffee, but only at participating locations.
These are just a few of the many deals out there. Have a great Veterans Day!