That's me many years ago hosting my own radio show on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. What an honor and one of the most memorable times in my life.

Veterans and their families rank next to first responders for me. You can't put a price on sacrificing your life for someone you don't even know. Military families arguably pay the ultimate price considering they hold the family together. You never know what to expect at a family member when your loved one is on duty.

Veteran's Day is only a 24 hour period. That's a small window of gratification and in my opinion, they should pay the minimum for everything. That said, I found some sales that are offered to veterans and their families.

Thank you again for your service and to your family for sacrificing holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and every other special occasion without you so we can have ours freely.

Graphic by: Kekeluv

Anthropologie: 20% off furniture and holiday decor

Amazon: $40 off Prime Membership for all veterans.

REI: Extra 25% off hand-picked deals including Patagonia Better sweaters and cozy indoor shoes.

Ancestry: "Keke, you ARE the father!" Find out about your past with the most trusted DNA kit on the market with $40 off.

Bed and Breakfast for Vets: Free night stay for Veterans! B&Bs for Vets has provided dozens of participating bed and breakfasts that include Inns across the country. Call ahead because space is limited. BandBsforvets.org

Great Clips: Free haircuts to Veterans and a gift idea for non-Veterans. All Vets get a free haircut on November 11. Non-Veteran's can go to any Great Clips on November 11, purchase a haircut, and receive a free card for another Veteran to use at later date.

Sports Clips: Free haircuts for all Veteran's on November 11, 2019, or a free haircut card for later use. If you're a non-member and purchase a haircut today - receive a free haircut card to pass on to a service member.

FREE WEDDING DRESSES: That's a headline! Brides Across America, a non-profit organization, provides eligible military brides with a free wedding dress. Did I mention the FREE part? You qualify if you are a military bride/first responder (or the finacé of a military member or first responder.)  This is awesome and I have the link for all the details HERE.

Home Depot and Lowes: 10% every day for Veterans and one of my favorite perks. All veterans receive front row parking. That might not mean much but it's great when I'm with my son to pull up quickly and not have to look around. I know it's small but it's something cool.

Target: 10% off in-store and online for Veterans. Go to the LINK for more details.

Under Armour - LIke Home Depot and Lowes you can enjoy year-round discounts for 10% and 15% during the Veteran's Day Week.

Wayfair: Enjoy up to a whopping 75% on sofas, sheets, lighting, rungs, and more. That s major perk!

Sephora: Up to 20% off everything in the store. This is Sephora's holiday event where you can use code: HOLIDAYSAVE. Follow the link for more.

Nordstrom Rack: Enjoy an extra 25% off popular clothing brands at the Rack.

L.L.Bean is giving military members 25% off everything in the store!

Foodies Rejoice! Let's grub

Applebees: Free meals from the special Veteran's Day menu.

Beef 'O' Brady's: Buy one get one free up to $10 all day for Veterans.

Bonefish Grill: Free appetizer today.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free boneless wings and fries.

Chili's: Free meal from a special Veteran's Day menu.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Buy one get one free all day.

Chuck E. Cheese: Free one-topping pizza all day.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of select pies.

This is just a few but I found over 100 restaurants to help serve our Veteran's on this special day dedicated to their service. I know it's not much for your sacrifices but this is what I found for you

Free Hotel Stays and Discounts:

  • Hyatt Military Discount: 10% to 15% off for Veterans served or serving.
  • Red Roof Inns: 10% to 20% at various locations and more provided in LINK. Special HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS promotion for Veterans HERE.
  • Super 8 Motels: Vets enjoy 20% at your next qualified stay. Peep the LINK.