November observances shares a string of holidays and special days, including Veterans Day (11th). Election Day (2nd), Mom’s and Dad’s Day (14th), Stop the Violence Day (22nd), National Cake Day (25th), Stay at Home Day (30th), and so on in addition to the monthly observances. A little something for everyone. About.com; Family Crafts a lengthy list sharing November observances, day and monthly.
The U.S. observes Veterans Day 2010 on Thursday November 11th. Veterans Day honors those who have served the military. America showers the past or present veteran with appreciation and Veterans Day freebies. The only thing a soldier has to do is prove he or she has served or is serving the military (such as a military ID).
Veterans Day offers freebies like a Krispy Kreme’s free doughnut, free meals at Chili’s, Applebee’s, or a non-alcohol drink and a Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Steakhouse. Visit Veterans Day Freebies for more on offers and locations.
For the military dad or mom it is always nice to make a picture, bake Veterans Day cookies or a cake (with adult supervision), or create a unique red, white, and blue snack dish of their favorite treats sitting on red, white and blue napkins.
So, you’re wondering what to do post dining or snacking. Try an admission-free walk through the National Park. Across America national parks salute past and present soldiers, at no charge on Veterans Day.
Patriotic movies with a backbone that may appeal to a military soldier can include “Saving Private Ryan”, “Black Hawk Down”, “GI Jane”, “The Hunting Party”, “Top Gun”, “Braveheart”, “Full Metal Jacket”, “The Patriot”, or even the hilarious “Tropic Thunder”.
Veterans Day card is a must! Blue Mountain offers printable Veterans Day e-cards (some with patriotic music). Browse to seek the best fitting e-card. You can either send online or go printable.
From the full belly treatment, a walk through nature, a flick to a Veterans Day card, it can’t get any better for the veteran. Or can it? Yes.
If you miss out on Thursday’s Veterans Day you can always catch a free dinner buffet (comes with beverage) on Monday the 15th. November 15, 2010 marks Golden Corral’s 10th anniversary of military appreciation.
Feel free to add additional suggestions through comments. Let’s celebrate the veterans with sharing deals, coupon offers, and freebies. Thank you to the men and women in red, white and blue, America salutes you, Happy Veterans Day.
(accessed November 8, 2010)