Veterans Memorial Park, Cape Canaveral, Fl

Veterans Day is tomorrow but most people do not know why this particular Veterans Day  –11/11/11 – is very special. It harkens back to the very first Veterans Day celebration.

World War I’s fighting ceased when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the day that saw the end of The Great War, or “the war to end all wars.”

2011 Veteran’s Day Free Meals and Discounts

There are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal.

The list is constantly being updated with new deals and offers for the military community. Please visit the following link to find the most up to date information:


Two notes before jumping in:

    • Proof of Military Service. First, most companies require some form of military ID – including a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Photograph in uniform, be wearing uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may only require a photo of you in uniform, or go by the honor system.
    • Participation. Second, always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info.

USAFR Cathleen Snow of the 920 Rescue Wing Public Affairs office located at nearby Patrick Air Force Base announced that “two of our wing members (our very own Wing Commander, Col. Macrander and pararescueman Staff Sgt. Dan Warren) will be appearing in a Veteran’s Day special that will air on HLN.

Robin Meade’s “Salute to Troops: Stories of Courage” will air this Friday, 11 Nov at 7pm ET on HLN. If you’re unable to catch it on Friday, it will re-air on Saturday at 7pm ET and Sunday at 7pm and 10pm ET. There will be many AF Reservists in the special, so we hope you will spread the word.

From the HLN Producer, “Many of you are military folks or have loved ones serving our country, so our heartfelt thanks go out to you for your service on this upcoming Veteran’s Day.”

Have a great weekend, and hope you can watch! Thanks for all you do.