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Freebies for veterans, active duty on Nov. 11

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Veteran's Day was established on Nov. 11 because fighting during World War I ceased between Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. It was "the war to end all wars."

Then, in November 1919 President Wilson proclaimed that Nov. 11 would be the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

The United State Congress officially recognized the end of WWI with a resolution in 1926. 

Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, was made a legal holiday in 1938.

To recognize the service of those who have served our country, many businesses are offering freebies on Nov. 11.

AMERISTAR & RIVER CITY CASINOS: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and River City Casino & Hotel will honor veterans and active duty military personnel by offering complimentary lunch or dinner at its buffets Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 as follows:

River City Casino & Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri
The Great Food Exposition
Complimentary lunch or dinner
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
St. Charles, Missouri
Landmark Buffet
Complimentary lunch or dinner
11a.m. - 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

APPLEBEE'S: All U.S. Applebee's locations are offering a free entree of choice from their Veterans Day Signature Menu to all veterans and active duty military personnel during regular business hours on November 11.

ARBY'S: 1 FREE Roast Beef Classic Sandwich on Veterans Day at participating locations during normal business hours.

BOB EVANS: Veterans and active duty military personnel can choose from select free breakfast items on November 11, 2015 at all Bob Evans restaurants.

CRACKER BARRELL OLD COUNTRY STORE: Veterans can get a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert. 

DBA WATERWORKS CARWASH: The location in Cape Girardeau, Mo. is offering a free car wash for veterans and military personnel on Wednesday, Nov. 11. dba Waterworks/Rainbow Carwash is located next to Food Giant on N. Kingshighway. The car washes will be available rain or shine from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those who have served and are serving in the armed forces.

DENNY'S: This Veterans Day, Denny’s is honoring America’s heroes by inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.
At participating locations nationwide, guests with a valid military ID can order a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam®, which includes four delicious breakfast items such as fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, eggs cooked to order, sizzling bacon strips, seasonal fruit or hash browns. This all-American meal can be customized to create a hearty breakfast or lunch for the brave men and women of our armed forces.
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FAZOLI'S: Veterans can get a free "Build Your Own Pasta Bowl" with proof of service.

GOLDEN CORRAL: Free meal and beverage for Veterans
At all of its restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 11 to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves. 

GREAT CLIPS - free haircut 

Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand, is offering veterans a free haircut from Nov. 11 through Dec. 31 2015. Customers come in for a service on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran, redeemable through the end of 2015.  
For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit

HOOTERS: Is offering a free meal to all active-duty and retired military nationwide. Veterans that present proof of service can choose between a variety of entrees on Hooters Veterans Day free dine in meal menu, including Hooters world-famous 10-piece traditional or boneless wings.  
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IHOP:  Veterans and those currently serving in the military can get a free stack of Red, White & Blue pancakes on Veteran’s Day.
Participating IHOP restaurants throughout the United States will serve a stack of buttermilk pancakes crowned with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping – free for Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veteran’s Day, November 11, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

KRISPY KREME: A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personal (no ID required) on Veterans Day.

LITTLE CEASARS: Free Crazy $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at participating Little Caesars Pizza locations for US Veterans and Active Military on 11.11.2015. Must present a valid military ID.

LOGAN'S ROADHOUSE: Veterans and active duty can get a free dessert at participating locations. Veterans get a 10 percent discount year round at Logan's.

O'CHARLEY'S: Veterans can have a free $9.99 meals to veterans on Monday, November 9 with a military ID. Veterans will continue to enjoy Free Pie Wednesday on November 11.

OLIVE GARDEN: Veterans and active duty can enjoy a free entree from a special list. Family members dining with them get 10 percent off their meals.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: All veterans and active duty will receive a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage.

PANERA BREAD: Current and past military can receive a free You Pick 2 with a military ID.

PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE: Free buffet on Nov. 11 from 4 p.m. to close for active duty and retired military personnel. 

RED LOBSTER: Veterans and active duty get a free appetizer or dessert, from Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.

RUBY TUESDAY: Veterans get a free appetizer.

STARBUCKS: Free 12 oz. hot brewed coffee.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE: is offering all active, former, or retired military a free lunch (from a ten-item menu) plus a free beverage (soft drink, iced tea, or coffee) on November 11.

WHITE CASTLE: Veterans and active military get a free slider and small coffee or soft drink.

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