Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A shout out and thanks to veterans

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Veterans Day is today, a day set aside to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

A number of area businesses are offering free or discounted food and services to veterans to say thanks. In most cases, a military ID or proof of service may be required.

Please check out WBIR 10News throughout the day for more coverage of Veterans Day.

  • Frank’s Barber Shop- Free haircut. Call ahead. 
  • Great Clips- Free haircut for military and veterans. Non-veterans can get a coupon to give to a veteran. Coupon is valid until the end of the year. 
  • Legend's Custom Cuts in Maryville- Free haircut for veterans with an ID.
  • Sports Clips- Free haircuts.
  • Studio Visage- Free haircuts with Studio Level stylists. 
  • Knoxville Veterans Day Parade- Begins at 10:45 a.m. on Gay Street honoring veterans of U.S. armed forces. We will stream the parade on, 10News2, and MeTV.
  • Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge- Sevier County Hospitality Associations salute America’s Heroes with a complimentary lunch on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members and walk-ins. 
  • Pigeon Forge’s 25th Annual Winterfest Kickoff- Salute to Veterans Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. on the parkway.
  • Tennessee State Parks is offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification. Veterans and active military are always eligible for camping discounts in state parks.

  • Applebee’s- Free meal from special menu. Beverage and gratuity not included.
  • Calhoun’s- Free meal from complete menu starting at 11 a.m. 
  • Carrabba’s- Free appetizer of your choice.
  • Chili’s- Free meal all day from select menu. 
  • Golden Corral- Free meal from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • IHOP- Free red, white and blue pancakes from 7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. 
  • Little Ceasar’s Pizza- Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY- Lunch Combo between 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse- Complimentary “Texas Tonion” and non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Menchie’s- Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt.
  • O’Charley’s- Monday only veterans receive a $9.99 regular priced meal from a select menu featuring six entrées. 
  • Olive Garden- Free entrée from select menu with soup and salad with proof of service and a 10 percent discount for families. 
  • Outback Steakhouse- Free “Bloomin’ Onion” and a non-alcoholic beverage. Also receive 15 percent off your purchase from Nov. 12- Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakeries- Free “Magnificent Seven” meal, beverage not included. 
  • Red Lobster- Free appetizer and dessert from select menus. Red Robin- Free “Tavern Double” burger with “Bottomless Steak Fries” as well personally signed “Thank You” cards from the staff. 
  • Shoney’s- Free “All American Burger”.
  • Starbucks- Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses.
  • Texas Roadhouse- Free lunch from special menu from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. dine-in only. 
  • TGI Friday’s- Free lunch from select menu from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Twin Peaks Restaurants- Free meal from select menu

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