Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day.
Here is a look at some of them.
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents will receive free admission to Colonial Williamsburg Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11. Special events will take place throughout the weekend. You can find more information about the free offer at colonialwilliamsburg.com/do/special-events/veterans-day.
All national parks, including Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield, will offer free admission for all visitors Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10.
Find more information at nps.gov.
The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News will offer free admission to active-duty and retired military personnel and their families Saturday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 11.
You must show a valid military ID in order to receive free admission. The admission is valid for up to four people.
The Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton will offer free exhibit admission to veterans and retired military Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10. Call 727-0900 for more information.
Krispy Kreme will offer veterans and active duty personnel a free doughnut and free small coffee on Monday, Nov. 11. No purchase is necessary.
Olive Garden, Applebees, Golden Corral, Chilis, T.G.I. Fridays, Subway, Denny’s and California Pizza Kitchen, among other national restaurant chains are offering free meals to veterans and active duty military members on Monday. You can find more details about the free offers, and information about other restaurants, at militarybridge.com.
Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Yorktown will offer a free lunch to veterans and active duty military on Monday, Nov. 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill, which has a location in Newport News, will offer a free Churrasco meal to all active duty, reserve and retired military and veterans on Monday, Nov. 11. Reservations are highly recommended.
On Veterans Day, customers who get a haircut at any Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active, inactive, or retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members also can get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31, 2013.
The seven DAV Thrift Stores in Hampton Roads will celebrate Military Appreciation Week by offering all active duty, veterans, and retired members of the military and their families a 20 percent discount on their purchases beginning on Sunday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 16. A valid military ID or Veteran ID must be presented.
Jennifer Borgstrom, a Peninsula-based military wife, has posted a comprehensive list of local and national freebies and discount offers for Veterans Day on her website militarybridge.com.