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Veterans Day …

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As we move deeper into autumn and winter-like weather, most if not all Americans, recognize Veterans Day. I am not sure most or any employers in the Private Sector do.  Most of us have our minds on many things but the current news cycles have folks reeling. What with trump admin saying being an obstacle instead of reporting the wrongdoing by trump was a better option is insane! While all the BREAKING news sets gotta say there weren’t as many Veteran Day ads on Tv this year or maybe this era of trump means losing so much more than folks ever believed. It still brings back memories of my brother. My brother was, a Marine, a phenomenal artist and promising professional football athlete who could have gotten drafted after high school but, under the old laws of mandatory military service,  he was of an age with no option to say no contrary to some upper class mostly white men who begged while others received many deferments.  I know he accepted his situation was an exceptional soldier and we all hoped for the best, always prayed, knowing the end result of any war he and his fellow soldiers and friends were subjected to back then almost always meant injuries, mental health issues and possibly death. He and his fellow Soldiers served the best they could. In the end, my brother received a whole lot of medals but at the cost of having a pacemaker, his body was heavily grafted and his hand mangled from protecting his men when a land mine blew up. I will admit as proud as we are were, he made some terrible mistakes during and after his years in service;  like others he suffered from all that he endured in the Vietnam War in the name of “Military Service” which was forced upon so many young men unable to vote or drink, they die while others are still unable to get the help they so need. He was far from perfect, but our family loved and are very proud of him … peace and love bro. on Veterans day.

Thinking of all the Patriotic people who have chosen to serve and protect our country in some form we should all thank them for keeping us safe.


Veterans Day Free and or Discounted Food &Event Admission FOR Veterans around Puget Sound

These deals are for veterans and active -duty personnel~Seattle

Seattle restaurants free meals for Veterans!

Ivar’s honors those that have served our country by offering veterans a complimentary entrée on Veterans Day, November 11. Menus vary by location. More info: https://www.ivars.com/veterans

Kidd Valley a complimentary meal to veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. The mail consists of a regular cheeseburger, mini fries, and mini drink. More info: https://www.kiddvalley.com/veterans-day

Starbucks will donate 25 cents for every cup of brewed coffee sold nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11 to non-profits benefitting veterans: Team Rubicon and Team Red, White, and Blue. In addition, all veterans, active service members, and their spouses will receive a free cup of coffee at participating stores. More info: https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2019/starbucks-reaffirms-its-commitment-to-veterans/

These national chain restaurant deals are for veterans and active-duty personnel on November 11 (unless otherwise stated). All require valid military ID or proof of service.

Applebee’s: (multiple locations) A free meal. Although the majority of Applebee’s restaurants participate, call your local franchise and ask about requirements.
BJ’s Restaurants: (Redmond, Tukwila, Tacoma, Puyallup) A complimentary entrée up to $14.95 plus a free beverage.
Golden Corral: (Marysville, Puyallup) Serves a complimentary dinner buffet to veterans and active-duty military men and women at locations nationwide on November 11 from 5pm – 9pm.
Little Caesar’s: Veterans and active military can get a FREE lunch combo from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Veteran’s Day. Present ID or proof of service, but no coupon is necessary for this offer.
Menchies: (multiple locations) Veterans and servicemen and women receive their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt FREE on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. You must present a valid military ID or proof of service at the time of purchase.
Red Lobster: (Lynnwood, Silverdale, Federal Way, Tacoma) All active duty military personnel receive a 10% discount on purchases every Monday.
Red Robin: (multiple locations) Free Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries.
Weinerschnitzel: Get a FREE chili, small fries, and small Pepsi when you present your military ID or wear your military uniform on November 11.

Free admission (1/2 off for family) to Northwest Trek. November 9-11, 2019. 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. FREE admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive a half-off general admission. Please be sure to bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you. More info: https://www.nwtrek.org/event/veteransdays/

Free admission (1/2 off for family) to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. November 9-11, 2019. 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is offering FREE admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive a half-off general admission. To receive your discount, bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service. More info: https://www.pdza.org/events/

Free admission (+ spouse) to Woodland Park Zoo. November 11, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Free admission to all active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel and their spouses with valid service identification. In addition, up to four family members accompanying heroes with valid ID receive $5 off admission on Veterans Day. More info: https://www.zoo.org/events

FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military at the Museum of Flight. November 11, 2019. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Celebration 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Film screenings, presentations and musical performances that honor the sacrifices of war veterans. Precisely 11:00 AM, a bell will be rung twenty-one times to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War. This will be followed immediately with a patriotic musical performance by the Boeing Employees Concert Band. At noon, the official ceremony begins and will feature a color guard, and a speaking party of local city and Museum officials, as well as keynote speaker Lt. Col. Ron Limes. More info: http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events

FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military with up to five of their family members at Washington State History Museum. The museum features a presentation from 1:00-2:30PM on the history of women’s changing roles in the US Army presented by Col. Marisa Peloquin followed by an on-stage interview with Dr. Margarethe Cammermeyer. This program is included with the cost of admission for non-military. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2407665002622305/

FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military to LeMay – America’s Car Museum. ACM recognizes the contributions of America’s armed service members and offers active duty, retirees, and veterans complimentary Museum admission on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. Can’t visit the Museum on November 11? Military receive discounted admission and 10% off ACM membership daily. More info: https://www.americascarmuseum.org/

Deals are for mostly for veterans and active-duty personnel, except where indicated.    

Barrel Dogs apparel company in Enumclase specializes in clothing and accessories themed around French bulldogs. (Who knew? But, they are cute and deserving of their own apparel.) On Veterans Day weekend Barrel Dogs celebrates America’s VetDogs, a charity dedicated to helping veterans. Friday-Sunday anyone can use the code Give35VetDogs to donate 35% of your purchase to VetDogs.
Brown Bear Car Wash, in affiliation with Grace For Vets, as a way of saying “THANK YOU” to our military, offers a FREE Beary Clean car wash to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, November 11, from 8 AM to 6 PM at Tunnel locations. The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant upon arrival. Brown Bear Car Wash will also proudly donate $1 for each car washed on Veterans Day to support Puget Sound Honor Flight and its mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.
CRISTA Camps in Poulsbo invites all current and former Armed Forces and their families for a day at camp! This event is free for those with military ID and includes a BBQ lunch (served 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and all the camp activities you can imagine!
Great Clips: Get a hair cut and get a gift card for a FREE haircut to a veteran.
Sports Clips: (Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline) participating locations will donate $1 from every haircut service to the Help a Hero Scholarship fund, as well as provide free haircuts for veterans.

Resource:   greaterseattleonthecheap.com

Taking Control of America’s Energy Future

In his weekly address, President Obama discusses progress in American energy and highlights that we are now producing more oil at home than we buy from other countries for the first time in nearly two decades. We reached this milestone in part not only because we’re producing more energy, but because we’re wasting less energy, and as a result, we are also reducing our carbon emissions while growing the economy.

Click here to watch this week’s Weekly Address.

Watch: President Obama's Weekly Address

Honoring our Military: On Veterans Day, the President honored those who have served, or are currently serving, our country. The President hosted a breakfast that morning for veterans and their families before heading off to Arlington Cemetery with the Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden. The President participated in a wreath-laying ceremony and spoke to the crowd about the devotion and commitment of those who don our nation’s uniform.

In the life of our nation, across every generation, there are those who stand apart. They step up, they raise their hands, they take that oath. They put on the uniform and they put their lives on the line. They do this so that the rest of us might live in a country and a world that is safer, freer, and more just.

The President also reminded Americans that we need to support troops after they have come home. “This is how we’ll be judged.  Not just by how well we care for our troops in battle, but how we treat them when they come home,” the President said. Check out the President’s remarks here.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden wrote an op-ed about Joining Forces that appeared in military news websites, highlighting their commitment to employment, wellness, and education for veterans, service members, and their families.

Continuing his work with members of the military later that week, the President welcomed senior civilian defense and military leaders to an annual meeting and dinner, where those present discussed a wide range of issues.

Affordable Care Act: President Obama made a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on Thursday, announcing new steps to help those Americans that are receiving insurance cancellation notices. The President stated that insurers can offer customers who have been notified about canceled plans the option to renew their 2013 plan in 2014.

“It took 100 years for us to even get to the point where we could start talking about and implementing a law to make sure everybody has got health insurance,” the President said. “And my pledge to the American people is, is that we’re going to solve the problems that are there, we’re going to get it right, and the Affordable Care Act is going to work for the American people.”

Manufacturing in Ohio: The President spoke at a steel factory in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, highlighting the plant’s comeback after nearly 1,200 steelworkers were furloughed when the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. Today, ArcelorMittal, is the largest supplier of steel in the auto industry and is a global leader in producing advanced high-strength steel for fuel efficient cars. “The story of this plant is the story of America over the last five years,” President Obama said. “We haven’t just been recovering from a crisis. What we’ve been trying to do is rebuild a new foundation for growth and prosperity to protect ourselves from future crises.”

Tribal Nations Conference: On Thursday, the White House hosted the fifth White House Tribal Nationals Conference, which welcomed leaders from all 566 federally recognized tribes. The President spoke to conference attendees, highlighting the need for strengthening justice and tribal sovereignty, expanding opportunities for Native Americans, and protecting tribal lands. Read the President’s full remarks here.

Protecting kids with asthma and allergies: President Obama signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act on Wednesday, which encourages schools to plan for severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Approximately 9.5 percent of American children suffer from asthma, and between 4 and 6 percent of children have food allergies. By updating and upgrading school’s response capacity for asthma and food allergies, this law will help relieve the anxiety of millions of parents.

First Lady Talks Education: First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of youth empowerment and education. The First Lady shared her personal academic experiences to a group of sophomores, telling them that she pushed herself to have a strong academic and extracurricular record. “And when I encountered doubters…when people told me that I wasn’t going to cut it… I didn’t let that stop me,” she said.

Oldest Living WWII Veteran …

Photo: President Obama Greets the Oldest Living WWII VeteranPresident Barack Obama greets Mr. Overton, 107 years old and the oldest living World War II veteran.

President Barack Obama greets Richard Overton, with Earlene Love-Karo, in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 11, 2013. Mr. Overton,107 years old and the oldest living World War II veteran, attended the Veteran’s Day Breakfast at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


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Veterans Day Free Meals for 2013 has been updated! If you know of a restaurant offering a Veterans Day free meal in 2013, please send me an e-mail so I can get you on the list.

There are plenty of Veterans Day free meals to be had this year as well as some other additional discounts on items other than food. You’ll be able to stop into any of the restaurants below on or around Veterans Day this year to get your free meal.

Tip: Pay close attention to the date listed and what you need to bring so you qualify for the free meal. They don’t all take place on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2013) and some require different forms of identification.

Tip: Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part. This list is 8 pages long! Look through them all so you don’t miss out on a favorite.

Looking for more freebies like this one? Lots of military freebies are available all year round. You’ll also want to check out this list of current free samples you can request.

Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 11, 2013)

Veterans Day Free Meals 2013© Golden Corral

On Monday, November 11, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves.

All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.

Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal!