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Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day 2017 free meals, discounts, deals and sales, for veterans and all military, plus offers for everybody

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.. (Wikipedia)

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 29, 2017.

"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."  President John F. Kennedy

History of the Holidays: History of Memorial Day 

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Memorial Day free meals, discounts, deals and sales, for veterans and the military, plus offers for everybody.
Blue Star Museums – Free Admission to over 2,000 museums
More than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017. There are also Blue Star Theatres, a program offering discounted or complimentary movie admission to all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans.

California’s Great America Free Admission
Opening Day through Memorial Day (March 25­-May 29), any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six additional guests at a discounted rate of just $30 per person.

Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission over Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Monday, May 26 – 29. This offer is available to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen, and their immediate dependents.
Free Admission – Many other local places are providing free admission to active duty military and veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Call ahead to confirm. Parks, zoos, aquariums, amusement parks, museums, concerts, local events and others may also provide free admission and discounts to military family members and dependents over Memorial Day weekend.

Fogo de Chão
On Memorial Day 2017, veterans or active duty will receive 50% off of their meal at Fogo de Chão, and three of their guests will receive 10% off. Restrictions apply. Present Military ID to redeem offer.

Food Lion Military Discount
Memorial Day is a good day to buy groceries! Active or retired military personnel may receive a 10 percent MVP Military Appreciation discount on Monday, May 29th, 2017.

Hickory Tavern
Hickory Tavern is offering a free hamburger to all veterans and active duty military on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, at all 27 locations. The offer includes a side of French Fries, Tavern Chips, Tater Tots or Broccoli. Please show valid ID.

Home Depot
A 10% discount is offered to all military veterans on Memorial Day to all veterans up to a maximum of $500. A year round 10% discount is available at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID. Unfortunately Home Depot does not accept state ID cards with veterans designation (some locations may). Note: Home Depot has unfortunately removed the military discount policy from their website while keeping the discount intact.

On Monday, May 29, current and former U.S. military members can enjoy a free entree from the Hooters Memorial Day Menu, by presenting a valid military ID at participating Hooters locations nationwide.

IKEA: Whether you're a service member or not, your entire family can eat for free on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday—provided you are planning on doing some shopping there. Customers must be members of the free IKEA Family program to take advantage of the deal. You must pay for your meal at an IKEA restaurant, and you'll be given a coupon with your receipt. The food total will be deducted from any home furnishings purchase of $100 or more.

King’s Island
Free admission to active and retired members of the U.S military during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 26 through May 29. Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID.

All Veterans receive a 10% discount on Memorial Day. This is not to be confused with the Everyday 10% Military Discount which is available to those who are currently serving, Retired Veterans, or VA Recipients and their immediate family. See link for official rules.

Massanutten Resort – Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark
On Monday, May 29th, Military Veterans, Active, and Non-Active Military receive free admission to the waterpark. $10 for Immediate Family Members. Present valid military ID to receive discount.

McCormick & Schmick’s Free Meal
Military veterans, active-duty, and Gold Star honorees may receive a complimentary lunch or dinner on Memorial Day. Show your military ID, and pick a free entrée off the Memorial Day Menu.

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub
Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free entree from the “9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99 Menu” with every entrée purchased on Memorial Day, Monday, 5/29/17.

SeaWorld: Active-duty military can get free admission to SeaWorld and sister parks Busch Gardens and Sesame Place throughout the year by ordering them in advance. Veterans get specially discounted tickets too. Admissions must be purchased ahead of time here; they cannot be picked up at the gate.

Texas de Brazil
For Memorial Day, Texas de Brazil is offering a 20% discount on take-out orders, and 50% off dinner for veterans and active duty military. Offer is valid for up to 4 guests/table only on Monday, May 29, 2017!

Twin Peaks Eat Free
Monday, May 29, in honor of all armed forces past and present, Twin Peaks is offering a free select meal in honor of Memorial Day.

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