Discounts, special events and FREE meals for veterans on November 11th!

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Calling all veterans and military personnel, today is about celebrating YOU! From free meals, deals and special events, check out this impressive list of offerings for Veteran’s Day in the Fox Valley area and beyond. 

FREE Meals, Treats & Drinks

  • Applebee’s
    • FREE Meal
      • Veterans choice from a special menu
      • Members of the military also receive a $5 bounce-back card
      • Valid for veterans or active-duty personnel with ID
    • 3730 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-954-8060
  • Buffalo Wild Wings 
    • FREE Boneless Wings 
      • Complimentary order of ten (10) boneless wings and fries
      • Available for dine-in or takeout, excludes online ordering
      • Proof of military service required to redeem 
    • 3201 East Calumet Street, Appleton | 920-733-9464
    • 4601 West College Avenue, Grand Chute | 920-830-4169
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar
    • FREE Entree 
      • Select from a special Veteran’s Day menu
      • Must have valid military ID
      • Dine-in only 
    • 1170 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton | 920-954-1188
  • Denny’s 
    • FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam
      • Valid for active military personnel and veterans 
      • Must have military ID or DD214
      • Dine-in only
      • 5 am – noon
    • 3470 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-380-9424
  • Doughlicious 
    • FREE Scoop
      • Enjoy a small scoop of cookie dough or ice cream with red, white and blue sprinkles
      • Must show valid military ID or dog tags
      • Stop in 3 pm – 8 pm 
    • 322 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-364-9494
  • Dunkin’
    • FREE Donut 
      • Vets receive a complimentary donut of their choice 
      • Valid for veterans and active military members
      • Offer not available via the mobile app
      • Drive-Thru only
    • W3208 County Road KK, Appleton | 920-733-7740  
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers 
    • FREE Freddy’s Original Double Combo 
      • Receive a card for a complimentary original double combo meal, valid until November 30th, 3021
      • Offer for active-duty members and veterans with ID
      • 10:30 am – 10 pm
    • 3633 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-202-3578
  • Ground Round
    • All Veterans Eat FREE
      • Offer available for breakfast (full menu), lunch or dinner (select menu)
      • Dine-in only 
      • 6 am – 11 pm
    • 1010 Cameron Way, Neenah | 920-725-1010
  • IHOP
    • FREE Pancakes
      • Enjoy red, white and blue pancakes on November 11th 
      • Offer valid for veterans and active-duty military 
    • 4101 West Wisconsin Avenue, Grand Chute | 920-733-6829
  • Little Caesars 
    • FREE Lunch Combo
      • Includes one 4-slice Deep! Deep! dish pepperoni pizza and a 20 oz. Pepsi product
      • One free lunch combo per veteran
      • Must present valid military ID
      • Carry out only
      • 11 am – 2 pm
    • 661 West Ridgeview Drive, Appleton | 920-968-0567
    • 1400 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-734-5664
    • 317 East Calumet Street, Appleton | 920-731-2222
    • 133 West Main Street, Little Chute | 920-788-2788
    • 1053 West Winneconne Avenue, Neenah | 920-727-0050
  • Mark’s East Side
    • FREE Veterans Day Dinner
      • Salisbury steak wrapped in bacon with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls and butter, and chocolate cake
      • Available while supplies last beginning at 4 pm on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th
      • Drive thru only
    • 1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton
  • Milwaukee Burger Company 
    • FREE Entree
      • Valid for entrees up to $12.99
      • Must purchase a beverage to redeem the offer
      • For dine-in only
      • 11 am – 10 pm
    • 421 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton | 920-202-3558
  • Olive Garden
    • FREE Special Entree
      • One (1) free entree of choice from a special menu per veteran or current member of the military 
      • Includes fresh garlic breadsticks and choice of homemade soup or house salad
      • Proof of military service required
      • Dine-in only 
    • 1275 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton | 920-954-8005
  • Perkins
    • FREE Magnificent 7 Breakfast Platter
      • Must have valid military ID
      • 10% off for veterans year-round
      • Dine-in or pick up
    • 2975 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-731-0351
  • Red Lobster
    • FREE Appetizer or Dessert 
      • Valid for one free appetizer or dessert per veteran
      • Must have valid military ID
    • 1200 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton | 920-749-0644
  • Red Robin
    • FREE Tavern Double Burger & Bottomless Fries 
      • Red Robin Royalty members with their military status registered in the app can get a free burger and fries
      • Doffer will automatically load in the app 
      • Valid until November 14th, 2021
      • For dine-in or to-go orders
    • North 109 StoneyBrook Road, Appleton | 920-733-8750
  • Starbucks 
    • FREE Tall Hot Brew
      • One free tall hot brewed coffee per veteran
      • Valid for veterans, active-duty and military spouses
      • Must present valid military ID
      • 631 W. Northland Avenue | 920-739-2518
    • 3420 East Calumet Street | 920-954-1462
    • W3216 County Road KK, Appleton | 920-830-7909
  • StoneYard Appleton
    • FREE Meal of Choice
      • Choice of entree or sandwich and side
      • Military ID required
    • W3010 Edgewood Trail, Appleton | 920-968-0222
  • Taco John’s 
    • FREE Small Beef Taco Combo Meal 
      • Use promo code “VETERAN” in the mobile app 
      • Code valid for one small beef taco combo meal
    • 1416 North Richmond Street | 920-733-0544 
  • Tanner’s Bar & Grill 
    • FREE Meal of Choice
      • Select from any meal on the menu
      • Must have a valid military ID
      • Available for dine-in or carry out
      • 11am – 1pm
    • 730 South Railroad Street, Kimberly | 920-788-7275
  • Texas Roadhouse
    • FREE Dinner Voucher 
      • A voucher for free dinner will be passed out in the stores’ parking lot
      • Thursday, November 11th, 2021 from 11 – 2pm
      • Veterans and active duty military can redeem dinner vouchers during dinner hours through May 30th, 2022
    • 3910 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-738-7427
  • The Bar
    • FREE Entree or Sandwich with a Side
      • Choice of entree or sandwich
      • For veterans or current service members
      • Military ID required
      • 11 am – 11 pm 
    • 427 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-882-0690
    • 2435 West Nordale Drive, Appleton | 920-954-0888

Complimentary Services & Exclusive Discounts       

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
    • In-Store Veterans Discount
      • Receive 25% off any in-store purchase on November 11th 
      • Valid for active-duty military, veterans and their spouses 
    • 721 West Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute| 920-734-4788 
  • Float Light 
    • Floats to Vets
      • One 60-minute Float Session per veteran 
      • Offer valid until November 25th, 2021
      • Proof of military service required 
      • Call to book or send a message on Facebook 
    • 609 West College Avenue, Appleton | 920-364-9303
  • EAA Aviation Museum  
    • FREE Museum Admission 
      • Complimentary admission for all veterans and active-military members
      • Must present valid military ID
      • 10 am – 5 pm 
    • 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh | 920-426-4800
  • Great Clips
    • FREE Haircut 
      • Valid for one complimentary cut
      • Must present military ID 
      • Appointment required
  • National Park Service 
    • All National Parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges and forests 
      • FREE Admission
      • Complimentary admission for veterans and Gold Star Families on November 11th
      • Must present valid military ID
      • For more information, visit the National Park Service website 
    • 734 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton | 920-991-2547
  • NEW Zoo & Adventure Park
    • FREE Zoo Admission
      • Complimentary zoo admission for veterans, active-duty service members and their immediate families on November 11th 
      • 20% discount in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop
      • 9 am – 4 pm
    • 4378 Reforestation Road, Green Bay | 920-434-7841
  • Oneida Casino
    • FREE Playing Credit & Patriotic Gift
      • Present your military ID and Players Club card at any Players Club to receive $10 in free play and a lapel pin
      • Enter the $25,000 giveaway or $5,000 free play drawing
      • 8 am-10 pm
    • 2020 Airport Drive, Green Bay | 1-800-238-426
  • PDQ Carwash
    • FREE Carwash
      • Valid for one free Ultimate Exterior Wash or Full-Service Car Wash
      • Valid military ID required 
    • 525 West Northland Avenue, Appleton | 920- 733-0999
    • 1462 Appleton Road, Menasha | 920- 729-9529
  • Target
    • 10% Military Discount at all Target locations
      • Offer available through Target Circle offer after verifying military status here
      • One-time discount for all military personnel and veterans 
      • Valid on in-store and online purchases 
  • Walgreens
    • 20% off offer at all locations
      • Receive 20% off eligible, regular-priced purchases when using myWalgreens membership
      • Offer available for military members, veterans and their families

2021 Veterans Day Events

  • Veteran’s Day Memorial Weekend 
    • Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at 2pm
      • All veterans and service members are invited to attend mass to be recognized for service and receive a blessing. 
    • Our Lady of the Lourdes Parish, 1307 Lourdes Avenue, De Pere
  • Veteran’s Breakfast & Service
    • Thursday, November 11th, 2021 from 8 am – 10:30 am
      • Enjoy a fresh breakfast served at 8am followed by camaraderie and a special service
      • Open to all Federation veterans and their family members
      • Register online by November 8th or call 920-739-4441
    • Fox Valley Lutheran High School, 5300 North Meade Street, Appleton
  • Veteran’s Day Program & Social
    • Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 9 am
      • Servicemen and women and veterans are welcomed to a honor presentation presented by the local American Legion along with school-aged children. The guests of honor are welcome to attend a light social following the program. 
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Ministries, 126 North Pine Street, Hortonville 
  • Veteran’s Day Breakfast
    • Thursday, November 11th, 2021 from 9:30am – 10:30am 
      • Those who have humbly served in the Armed Forces are welcomed for a delicious appreciation breakfast.
      • RSVP online or by contacting Kim Patterson via email or at 920-740-8486
    • Primrose Retirement Community, 5715 North Meade Street, Appleton

11 Special Ways to Celebrate a Special Veteran 

  1. Visit the Acuity Flagpole, the world’s largest free-flying American flag, in Sheboygan, and dedicate a brick to a special vet in your life.
  2. Make a monetary donation in their honor to the Wounded Warrior Project.
  3. Support a veteran-owned business – find one in the directory of Wisconsin Veteran Business Owners.
  4. Consider giving a special veteran a unique gift from companies like Heaven Dropt, which sells products made by fellow veterans from recycled parachutes. 
  5. Order a flower arrangement or patriotic plant to send to a VA Hospital and include a note thanking the veteran for their service. 
  6. Create personalized military-themed gifts like mugs, blankets, wood prints and more at My Hero Wears Blue.
  7. Help clean and care for veteran memorials, parks and headstones in your area.
  8. Send a vet a heartfelt digital e-card from American Greetings.
  9. Make, deliver or order a delicious meal or dessert for a veteran.
  10. Volunteer your time at your local VFW Post
  11. Surprise a veteran with an exclusive Veteran’s Day themed gift card from Starbucks 

Each day, our lives are positively impacted and fulfilled thanks to our veterans and military personnel. Their willingness and dedication to their country are unmatched, and they deserve our utmost gratitude. Thank you to all our active and retired military members and their families for their commitment, drive and service!

Blast from the Past: A throwback photo of my veteran sister-in-law, back when film was unpredictable but still captured great memories. Thank you for your service, Jess!

A Special Veteran’s Day Note

Veteran’s Day holds a very special place in my heart as my grandpa, father-in-law, and three of my husband’s grandparents proudly served. I am grateful for all veterans, especially my extended family and friends, and I will raise my daughter knowing that importance, too. Our vets can never be thanked enough, but I would like to send out some extra love today to my family – Jessica Much, Dan Moore, and friends Michael Neils, Jim Stordock, Tommy Zimmerman, Josiah Guyant and Mike Thill. Thank you all for your service! – Jennifer

(L to R) Michael Neils, Josiah Guyant, Tommy Zimmerman

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