Friday, November 9, 2012

Veterans Office expands outreach

Don't forget that Veterans Day is this Sunday. County offices will be closed on Monday. I believe the city's side of the Deathstar will still be open. (They like to work. Heh.)

Anyhoo, the county just sent out a release, noting that its Veterans Service Office “is making it more convenient for veterans to get assistance by expanding its outreach to senior centers and partnering with faith-based organizations to more effectively reach” local veterans.

(You might recall that earlier this week, the county opened its new Veterans Service Office. Actually, it just moved the office about two feet, but still, new digs are always cool.)

Veterans also can meet with officials to get assistance with claims for service-connected disabilities, improved pension, health benefits, insurance programs, educational programs and burial benefits at the following locations (and times): Click right smack here.

Also, the public is invited to a veterans benefit brief at First Baptist Concord on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Click right smack here for that info.


Brian Paone said...

Here's a non-exhaustive list of the restaurants and eateries around town that are giving out Veterans Day freebies to former/current armed forces members:

KRISPY KREME - Free donut on Veterans Day, proof of service required.

APPLEBEES - Free signature meal on Veterans Day. DD-214, state-issued military ID card (if you have one you know what it is; if you don't I'm not telling you) or proof of membership in a veteran service organization will be accepted.

TGI FRIDAY'S - Free lunch on Veterans Day. Proof of service accepted: Active Duty ID card, Retired ID card, DD-214, VA ID card or veteran's designation on your driver's license.

ARBY'S - Free Classic Roast Beef Sandwich on Veterans Day for veterans and active military with ID.

OLIVE GARDEN - Free meal for active duty and veterans on Veterans Day with ID.

CHILI'S - Free meal (choice from six options, and no, I don't know what they are but I assume it's pretty common food) with valid military ID or proof of service.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE (specifically, Morrell Road) - free lunch on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 from 11AM to 4PM with valid military ID or proof of service. I don't know if other TRs are doing the same; I advise calling and asking. I did call Morrell Road, however, and confirmed the above information for their particular location.

SHONEY'S - Free breakfast or lunch buffet on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 all day with military ID or proof of service.

LITTLE CAESAR'S - Free Crazy Bread on Veteran's Day with military ID, DD-214 or veteran's designation on your DL.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE - Free Bloomin' Onion and a Coke on Veterans Day with proof of service.

GOLDEN CORRAL - Free dinner on Veterans Day with proof of service.

TRAVEL CENTERS OF AMERICA (because truck stops have the best food) - Free meal on Veterans Day with proof of service.

MIMI'S CAFE - Free lunch or dinner on Veterans Day with proof of service. (Reservists are specifically included in this.)

RED ROBIN - Free Red's Tavern Double burger on Veterans Day with military ID.

DENNY'S (had no idea we had one, but it's apparently on Watt Road) - Free all-you-can-eat pancakes on Veterans Day with proof of service.

Again, this is not an exhaustive list. There may be smaller eateries offering freebies, and a lot of 'em are offering discounts, but I focused on free stuff that I could confirm (because no one likes to waste their time).

Also, every veteran should get a lot more free stuff every day than they do. But that's another rant.

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