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Veterans Day 2017 will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and designated as a Federal Holiday on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Chicken Salad Chick

On Friday, Nov. 10, Veterans who present proof of service (VA ID, Military ID, or DD-214) will receive a free chick meal and a drink. Offer includes one scoop or sandwich, plus one scoop, side, or cup of soup.

All active duty and retired Veterans are invited to come in and enjoy Free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes Friday, November 10.

Heart of Hospice Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 10th at 2:00 p.m. Magnolia Estates Nursing Home 1509 Dulles Dr., Lafayette, 70506

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Carencro Veterans Day Event

All veterans and the public are invited to attend our annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Carencro Veterans Memorial. A special feature of this year's ceremony is a tribute to Korean War veterans. Highlights of the program include:

• Tribute to Korean War veterans presented by La. State Senator Gerald Boudreaux
• Recognition of all veterans in attendance and all branches of the military
• Student art display and patriotic essay contest presentation
• Video display of local veterans' photos
• Music and refreshments


Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran's Day. Provide proof of service required.

Bonefish Grill

This Veterans Day, the fresh fish experts at Bonefish Grill are honoring and thanking the brave with free Bang Bang Shrimp. On Saturday, November 11th, all active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill location. A signature dish at Bonefish Grill, Bang Bang Shrimp features crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce - it's a true guest favorite.
Visit BonefishGrill.com to find a location near you.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings

All day long on Saturday, November 11, veterans and active duty military who dine-in will receive a free one small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

Church Point Veterans Event and Parade

Church Point will honor the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and all veterans with several events on Saturday, November 11.  First, at 11am Pearl Harbor survivor Joseph Richard will serve as Grand Marshall of a parade from Church Point High, 305 E Lougarre St, to Le Vieux Presbytère Museum, 205 Rue Iry Lejeune via Main Street.  An honor program conducted by American Legion Post 225 and hosted by the museum will follow. Finally, the Legion and the VFW will sponsor a blood drive at Rod's Supermarket, 745 S Main St, from 10am until 2pm.

The public is encouraged to take part in the day's festivities by entering vehicles, trailers, floats, or marching groups which salute our veterans, by donating blood, or by simply waving flags along the parade route and honoring our veterans at the program which follows. 

Chuck E. Cheese

To thank service members past and present, on Veteran's Day on Nov. 11, Chuck E. Cheese's will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.

Erath Veteran's Day Event 

November 11, 2017, at 11 am. Open to the public. All veterans in attendance will be recognized. 

Circle K

November 11, 2017, participating Circle K convenience stores will offer a free Polar Pop to military Veterans.

Heart of Hospice Veterans Day Ceremony 

Nov. 11  2:00 pm  Maison De Lafayette Nursing Home 2707 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette,70508

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support Operation Homefront.  Veterans Day only.

Fountain Memorial Veterans Day Event

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery at 1010 Pandora Street in Lafayette, will hold its annual Veteran's Day Program, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 9:00 am. The service will be in the Veteran's Section of the cemetery, featuring honor guards in full regalia, patriotic music selections, and a speaker. Lawn Chairs are welcomed. Service lasts approximately one hour and is open to the public. Reception in funeral home following service. For more information call (337) 981-7098.

Posados Cafe Special and Ceremony

Veterans will receive a free meal on November 11.  At 5:30 pm there will be a program and demonstrations. Open to the public.
Offered all day long. 

Gatti's Pizza 

Veterans and active military members with ID will receive a free buffet or a free medium 1-topping pizza for carryout.

Hooters Free Meal

Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a Hooters Veterans Day free meal from their select Veterans Day menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at participating Hooters locations across the country on 11-11.

Huddle House
Free order of Sweet Cakes to all active military members and veterans with proper I.D. on Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11).

Little Caesars Pizza
On Saturday, November 11, from 11 am to 2 pm, veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo.

Veterans In the Park

Celebration VIP: Veterans In the Park event will be held November 11, 2017, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.. Free family fun while paying tribute to veterans. There will be music by The Boogie Allstars and Nik L Beer, food trucks, beverages, pop-up shops and entertainment for the kids. There will be a ceremonial halftime show where veterans will be honored and a drawing for the Veterans Memorial Gardens scheduled to be built in the Park will be presented. This event kicks off a fundraising effort by the veterans to raise the money for the memorial area.

LongHorn Steakhouse

This Veterans Day LongHorn Steakhouse will offer a free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions) to anyone showing proof of military service. In addition, 10% off the parties' bill.

Olive Garden Free Meal

On Veterans Day, Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and veterans. The special menu features six of Olive Garden's most popular items. Entrées are served with unlimited soup, salad, and garlic bread sticks.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin' Onion® and a beverage

All active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, Military, Fire and Police heroes will receive 10% off their check.

Red Robin

All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free dine-in Red's Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day 11/11.

Ruby Tuesday

This Veterans Day, all former and active duty service members of the military can enjoy a free appetizer.

Shoney's Offers Free All You Care to Eat Breakfast

Shoney's says 'Thank You' to America's heroes by offering a free All You Care To Eat breakfast,  to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day from 6 am - 11 am.

New Iberia Veterans Ceremony

Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony Saturday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W Main St, New Iberia, LA 70560, 
Honoring veterans with proclamations, 21 gun salute, flag raising, prayer service. Nov 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

On Veterans Day, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee. In addition, now through November 11, for every Veterans Day Starbucks Card or eGift purchased, Starbucks will contribute $5 to help support programs assisting service members, military spouses and veterans.

Free Dental Day for Veterans

On Saturday, Nov 11th, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Charpentier Family Dentistry is doing a free dental day to any veterans (11/11/17 for 11 hours) at their office located at 600 Rue De Onetta, New Iberia. They will have food, drinks, the LSU game and fun jumps for the family while they wait. This is a first come first serve event so they want to spoil them as much as they can while they are waiting to see either the doctors or a hygienist. They have door prizes donated by many local businesses. They really encourage the whole family to attend. A valid military ID, DD214 with a State ID will be the documents that they bring to be treated.  

Texas Roadhouse

On Saturday, November 11th, select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

November 12,  2017

Veterans Day Mass

A mass will be celebrated to honor veterans and those currently serving. 11 am. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 300 Pere Megret St, Abbeville, LA 70510.

Veterans Day Concert

Veterans Day Concert to honor and celebrate all US military veterans at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on November 12. 
Performances by: The Lafayette Concert Band, The Skyliners Big Band, The All-Acadiana Middle School Band, (comprising of over 200 students). FREE! No ticket required. Doors open at 2 pm, concert at 3 pm. Donations needed: American Legion Post 69 Veterans Day Concert Fund Lafayette, La.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Golden Corral

On Monday, November 13th, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in "thank you" dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

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