To our North Delaware Veterans, we salute and thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for your service to our country and for protecting our freedom.  This Veteran’s Day Guide offers LOCAL special events, freebies, discounts, and more!

Happy Veteran’s Day!


November 11th. A time to remember and honor more than 20M+ who served and are serving our Country. All Services. Serving the United States of America. Veteran’s Day is both a Federal and State Holiday celebrated on November 11th the date that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I — which ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918.




CALLING ALL VETERANS! November 10, 2012

The Delaware Court Reporters Association and New Castle County Libraries are hosting a Veterans History Project Day on Saturday November 10, 2012 at the Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, Delaware. We invite American war veterans of all eras to come and be interviewed by a family member, friend, or an on-site interviewer. Your personal account will be recorded and transcribed and sent to the Library of Congress for the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Please call the Delaware Court Reporters Association at (302)235-3056 or email [email protected] to schedule your interview.


delaware-memorial-bridgeNORTH DELAWARE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY November 11, 2012

Memorial Plaza, Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, Delaware beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American  Veterans, Department of Delaware will host a Veterans Day Ceremonies on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

The National Veterans Day Committee in Washington, DC has designated Veterans Day in New Castle, DE, as a 2012 Regional Site. This is our Twenty-first  year of participation along with 61 similarly recognized sites throughout the United States. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Commission of Veterans Affairs at (302) 739-2792 or (800) 344-9900.


military-veterans-job-fair2012 Hiring Our Heroes – November 15, 2012

Walter L. Fox American Legion Post #2, 835 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military spouses, at the Walter L. Fox American Legion Post #2, 835 South Bay Road, Dover, DE. This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers. This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.This hiring event is sponsored by the American Legion and is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation in conjunction with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the Student Veterans of America, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NBC News, and other local partners.

For registration questions, please contact us at [email protected].

P2P STAND DOWN SOCIAL  November 15, 2012

 STEWART’S BREWING COMPANY ,219 GOVERNOR’S PLACE, BEAR, DE TIME: 1700 – 1900. Open to all Delaware Air National Guard, their family and friends.


2012 Veterans Day Offerings

Outback Veterans Day DelawareOutback Honors Heroes with Veteran’s Day Specials, November 11th & 12th

From everyone at Outback, it is an honor serving those who serve us so selflessly every day. Outback Steakhouse, a loyal supporter of Operation Homefront and our military, is honoring our heroes with a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola Nov. 11-12, 2012 in celebration of Veterans Day. Plus veterans and active duty military can receive a Military Mates 10% off discount from Nov. 13 – Dec. 31. See for details.

Applebees – Eat Free, Nov 11, 2012 –  All Veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11, 2012. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2012 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.

Champps Americana, Nov. 12, 2012. FREE CHEESBURGER & FRIES – All Veterans and Active Military will receive a free Champps Cheeseburger and fries on Monday November 12th. Proof of service required. Offer not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon Stack Burger or Kobe Burger. Dine in only, valid at participating locations. More info, Find a location near you.

Cheeseburger in Paradise, Nov. 12, 2012. Free meal from select menu with military ID or proof of service. Beverages and gratuity not included. Find a location near you.

Denny's Veterans Day DinnerDenny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.

Famous Dave’s – Sunday Nov. 11 2012. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.

Hooters – Free Meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit,

Krispy Kreme – Free DoughnutHead to participating Krispy Kreme locations for a free doughnut of your choice. Proof of service required.

Einstein Bros. –  Free Bagel Get a free classic or signature bagel at Einstein Bros. on Sunday with a military ID.

Little Caesars® Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you

Lone Star Steakhouse Nov. 12, 2012 – Military members and veterans will be offered a free appetizer (does not include  the Taste of Texas Sampler) on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Be  sure to call ahead to verify local participation.

Red Robin, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Find a location near you

T.G.I. Friday’s – Free Lunch, Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. More details on

The Olive Garden Veterans Day entreeThe Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2012. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Off er good in US and Canada, proof of service required. More info

Sizzler Steak House Nov. 12, 2012 – FREE LUNCH – Veterans and servicemembers can get a free lunch on Monday Nov. 12, 2012 until  4:00pm. The limited menu includes 3 entrees – 6 oz. Steak, Malibu Chicken, or a  Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Click  here to check if your local restaurant is offering the Veterans Day  freebie.

7-Eleven – Free small Slurpee on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.


Year-Round Veterans Discounts:

BACK CREEK Golf Club – Middletown, DE – HERO RATES Mon-Fri $35, Sat & Sun $47 with valid ID.

Foot Locker – Veterans, Servicemembers (Active, Guard, and  Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage  Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good  both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker,  Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports — even on sale items.

Home Depot  – Offers a 10% discount (up to a $500 maximum) to all active military,  reserve, retired or disabled Veterans and their family members with a valid  military ID. All other Veterans qualify for a 10 percent discount during  Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

Lowe’s – Lowe’s offers a  year-round 10% discount offer for all active duty, National Guard and  Reserve, retirees and disabled Servicemembers and their immediate families. All  other Veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day  and the Fourth of July. The discount is available on in-stock and special-order  purchases of up to $5,000. The offer can’t be used on sales at, on  previous sales or on sales of services or gift cards. You must present a valid  military I.D. card to receive the discount.

SAM’s CLUBJoin or renew, and receive a $15 Gift Card.In appreciation of your service to our country,Sam’s Club ® will give a $15 Sam’s Club Gift Card to military personnel* when you join or renew as a Sam’s Club Member. Then enjoy how easy a Sam’s Club Membership makes it to save on items throughout the year – from everyday essentials to special finds. Certificate required. Print here.


Operation Homefront Toy Drive | Volunteers NeededOperation_Homefront Dollar_Tree_Holiday_ToyDrive_For_Military_Kids_

Operation Homefront announced its annual Holiday Toy Drive to collect gifts for military kids.  Operation Homefront volunteers and field offices across the nation will soon begin collecting donated toys, along with monetary donations, to be distributed to the children of service members this holiday season. We are seeking volunteers from across the nation to help collect the toys from designated drop-off points and assist at distribution parties.  More information about how to volunteer is available online at

NOTE:  State & Federal governments will observe Veteran’s Day 2012 on Monday, November 12, 2012



Want to do more year round to honor your local veteran’s and active military service members?  These organizations are at your service. Click to visit their site.

Do you know other organizations we may have missed? Email us at [email protected]


Retail Offers – Free MP3 album download “Veterans Day Honor” Available at Amazon on Veterans Day. Download the album(album will be full price again starting Nov. 12).

Big Lots – 10% off your entire purchase. Offer available to active duty, Guard/Reserve, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members, with valid ID. Please call ahead to verify.

Cabela’s. Cabela’s is giving their standard employee discount to all US military veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on Nov. 11-12, 2012. Discount varies from 5% to 20%, depending on the item.

Dollar General. 11% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employee. Also good online from Nov 11-13, use Coupon Code VETERANSDAY. More info.

Free Car wash, Nov. 11, 2012. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day, 2012. Find a list at Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2011. 3 in North Delaware

GameFly: Video game rentals – Gamefly – Free Trial

Jos. A. Bank Specials: Veterans Day Sale- 1 Day Only! JoS. A. Bank Veterans Day Sale Orders.

Netflix: One Month Free Trial, coupon code.

Sport Clips – Veterans Day. Sport Clips offers a Heroes discount which includes active and retired military. Please call ahead to verify participation. Find a location near you.