"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
Today, we honor the millions of Americans who have donned the uniform of military service and have valiantly fought to build, improve and defend our nation's freedom. May God bless our heroic service men and women and the families that support them on this Veterans Day 2013. Thank you for your service.
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USA Today has also posted where many in the community are providing our veterans with free services today:
• You wake up hungry.Head over to Denny's for all-you-can-eat stacks of buttermilk pancakes. But you've got to pay up for anything else you get.
•You're feeling scruffy. Great Clips has you covered. Vets can walk in on Monday — with no appointment — and get free haircuts. If you don't have the time Monday, or just got a buzz cut, you can still snatch a rain check for a freebie haircut.
• You yearn for the outdoors. Check out any of the nation's 100 national parks. All parks with admission fees are waiving them for vets over the three-day weekend.
• You're ready for lunch — with pizzazz. You might try Hooters, which offers vets free meals to $10.99 — as long as you buy a beverage. And, ah, no charge for the ambience.
• You're stressed from lunch. Participating Massage Envy shops in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; and Northern Virginia region offer a free, one-hour massage (worth $49) to active military and veterans. Appointments are mandatory. A standard 20% tip (about $10) will be expected — but not required. No rain checks.
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• You savor an afternoon snack.If the snack you're lusting for is pizza, California Pizza Kitchen will serve vets any pizza on its menu for free — even The Works.
• You need financial advice. Vets get free access on Monday to a Kiplinger's and Wells Fargo-sponsored online tool — valued at $49.95 — that helps vets create a personalized strategy to boost Social Security benefits. Instructions at www.SocialSecurityforVeterans.com.
• You're hankering for dinner. Golden Corral rolls out a free buffet dinner and free beverage to active-duty and retired military.
Or head to Applebee's: Veterans and Active Duty Military get a FREE Signature Entrée. Veterans will be given a selected menu to choose from and must have proof of military service
And Olive Garden: Veterans and current service members get a free meal from a special menu.
Chili's: Free entree for veterans and active military personnel, dine in only. Beverage and tip not included. Show military identification.
•You desire dessert. Participating Krispy Kreme stores will feed a veteran's sweet tooth with a free doughnut and small coffee.
• You're getting sleepy. OK, this one's not on the house. But Red Roof Inn is offering 15% off at more than 350 properties nationwide all November to vets, active-duty military and their families.
•You've still got the munchies. Red Robin has got the cure: a free Tavern Double burger — served, of course, with bottomless fries.
• You don't want the day to end.You might cap it off with a caffeinated salute at Starbucks, which will pour a free, tall brewed coffee to vets and active military — and their spouses.