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Hub Leaders,


Please pass this on to all of your veterans.





James McLaughlin


The Honor Flight Network

1903 Waterbrook Lane

Columbus, OH 43209


Home (614) 237-3086

Cell (614) 558-6220




If you can read this...


Thank a Teacher.


If you are reading it in English...


Thank a Veteran!


Before it's too late!






Restaurant Freebies

Applebee's Restaurant - Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections will be from a new Veterans Day menu.


Outback Steakhouse - Free Blooming Onion and beverage.


Golden Corral- Free buffet dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 15 to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military Staff.


In celebration of Veterans Day 11 Nov 2010, Subway is showing its thanks with free six inch subs to all Veterans or Active Duty members.


On Nov. 7, McCormick & Schmick's restaurants will offer a free entree to military veterans for its 12th annual Veteran's Appreciation Event. Menu picks include such seafood items as parmesan crusted tilapia, roasted cedar plank salmon and almond crusted rainbow trout. "Our Veterans Appreciation Event has become a tradition that our restaurants look forward to each year," said Bill Freeman, CEO of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, in a statement. For more information: www


Krispy Kreme - One free doughnut of any variety.


UNO Chicago Grill- Free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.


Coushatta Casino Resort - The Louisiana casino and resort is offering a free seven-clans lunch or dinner buffet to veterans or active military.


MarketPlace Grill & Express - Veterans and active-duty military receive free entrees.


Masala Wok - The Northern Virginian restaurant is offering a free entree to veterans.


Hy-Vee supermarkets - The mid-western supermarket chain is offering a free breakfast to veterans.

Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurants - All veterans and active-duty military receive a free entree.


Carolina Burgers & BBQ - In Matthews, NC is offering a free meal to all service members and veterans.


Retail Freebies

Brides Across America - Provides free wedding gowns to qualified military brides.


Lowe's & Home Depot - Extra 10% off to active-duty military members, National Guard and reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members.


Sam's Club - Over 25,000 Hugo canes will be given away to U.S. veterans in need of mobility assistance. Membership is not required, but supplies are limited, so check with your local store. - Free "Veterans Day Honor" MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.


Cabela's Outdoor Store - Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel Nov. 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.


Build-a-Bear Workshop - Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount Nov. 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.


Dollar General - 10% discount for all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserve and their immediate families.


Fashion Bug - 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.


Entertainment Freebies

National parks, forests and monuments - Admission is free to everyone on Veterans Day.


Knott's Berry Farm - Free park admission to U.S. armed forces personnel and a guest during Veteran's Month, November 1-26.


Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission Nov. 6-11 for active-duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents.

San Jacinto Museum of History - Free visits to the Observation Deck, theatre, and special exhibit for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.


Historic Jamestown - Free admission to veterans, current Armed Forces members and their family members.


Battleship Cove - Free admission and a special ceremony for veterans, active, duty and reservists.


Vicksburg National Military Park - Free admission for all.


Birmingham Museum of Art - Free admission to the ticketed event "Life and Liberty" on Nov. 10-11 for veterans and active military.


Vulcan Park and Museum- In Birmingham, Alabama is offering discounted admission through November to the park and museum.


Greenbay (WI) New Zoo - Free admission to veterans and their families.

Central Florida Zoo - Free admission to the Sanford, Florida zoo with proper ID.


Strategic Air & Space Museum- Free admission for veterans Nov. 11-14 to the Ashland, Neb. museum.


National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - in Oklahoma City offers free admission to veterans and five guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day.


Natural Elements Spa & Salon - In Chesapeake, Virginia, will provide free services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to both active duty and retired military

Anytime Offers:


MILITARY DISCOUNTS UPDATE 02: All these businesses offer military discounts; all you have to do is ask:




Back Yard Burgers

Burger King

Captain D's


Cotton Patch


Dunkin' Donuts

Farmers Boy

IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification)

Java Cafe


Long John Silver

Pancho's Mexican Buffet

Pizza Hut




Taco Bell





California Cryobank


Jiffy Lube


Sears Portrait Studio


Travel and Leisure

Blockbuster Movie theaters

Ripley's attractions and museums

Professional Sports teams



Apple Computers



Bass Pro Shop

Bath and Body Works

Big 10 Tires

The Buckle Champs Sports

Copeland's Sports


The Discovery Channel Store

Dress Barn

The Finish Line

Foot Action





Great Party

Happy Harry's

Home Depot

Hot Topic


Lerner Lowes

Michael's NAPA Auto Parts

New York & Company

Pac Sun

Payless Shoes

Play It Again Sports

Pure Beauty Sally Beauty Supply

Spencer's Gifts


Timberland Outlets

Wilson's Leather


Cell Phone Service Discount - All Federal employees are able to get a 15% discount on their personal cell phones by calling their carrier and mentioning the "Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 - Discount to Federal Employees Past and Present." You will need to know the military member's supervisor's name, phone number, and full address, so that his/her military status can be verified. Use the following contact numbers:

Cingular - 800-319-6393

Sprint - 877-812-1223

T-Mobile - 866-646-4688

Nextel - 800-639-6111

Verizon - 800-865-1825

[source: VA Frederick Service Office Maryland VSO msg. 26 Apr 2010 ++]