There are many national Veteran’s Day freebies for members of the military – a list here (Starbucks, Applebee’s, etc.). Some other freebies to honor those who have served:
Flagstop – Free exterior washes to veterans and active military
Menchie’s – Free yogurt up to 6oz for veterans and active duty military with ID (Shops at Westgate)
Sugar Shack Donuts – Free donut today with proof of military ID or picture in uniform.
Cafe Caturra – We would like to honor our Veterans and current service men and women by offering a FREE entree to military personnel tomorrow, November 11.
Chick-fil-A Parham Road – Thank you to every man and woman that has put their life on the line for our freedom! Please come in for a free entree of your choice so we can show our appreciation!
Chick-fil-A Short Pump – Free Chicken Sandwich to honor our Veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 10:30am-10pm. Please show Military ID when placing your order.
Chick-fil-A Chesterfield Towne Center – With humility and gratitude we are offering all Veterans a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich when they mention this offer. Thank you for your service!
Dairy Queen Tuckahoe Village – Happy Veteran’s Day!! Thank you for your service. Come by today to receive a FREE SMALL CONE OR CUP if you have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military.
Lift Coffee Shop & Cafe – The coffee is on us today Veterans…Thanks for your service!
Colonial Williamsburg – Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for the entire Veterans Day weekend—November 8–11, 2013.
(Discount) Wine Loft RVA – The Wine Loft would like to salute all of our Veterans, not just today, but everyday. A group of people who are and have been willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for our Country, and for you. Today we raise a glass in your honor. Come in today and receive half off your bill as a sign of appreciation!
Virginia has introduced a state-issued veterans ID card –
The IDs, available through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, will help veterans obtain discounts at stores and restaurants, among other things. The plastic cards feature the veteran’s name, date of discharge and branch of service.
They are wallet-sized, never expire and cost $10. Applicants will be given a temporary ID until the actual card arrives in the mail.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Here is a list of businesses specifically partnering to offer discounts (includes Daylight Donuts, Moe’s, Saxon Shoes), though I expect that *most* places offering military discounts in the state would accept this as proof as well.
Armed Forces Day is this Saturday, May 19th, and Richmond will hold a Welcome Home Our Heroes parade at 10 a.m.
The parade will begin at Kensington and Boulevard and proceed down Boulevard to end at the Carillon in Byrd Park.
The parade will provide the Richmond community – and the commonwealth – an opportunity to support and thank our military veterans and their families for their honorable and dedicated service to our nation during the past decade.
Then from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Carillon grounds will host a Veterans Resource Village featuring service and outreach organizations, including state, federal and local agencies and employers, as well as food vendors, military displays, and live music.
For more information, visit americaforvets.org or the event’s Facebook group, Richmond Welcomes Home the Heroes. Or call the Richmond Council Navy League at (804) 355-7557.