These businesses are thanking veterans today

Cem Ozdel | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The Veteran's Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Cem Ozdel | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images
The Veteran’s Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Veterans Day is a holiday that honors American vets for their patriotism and sacrifice. To thank vets for their willingness to protect and serve the United States, a number of businesses are providing free items or special deals to veterans if they present proper identification such as a military ID. Here is a roundup of some popular businesses showing support for military men and women today:

Veterans Day deals

Applebee’s is offering a free meal Wednesday from open to close with proof of service from a special Veterans Day menu.

Buffalo Wild Wings is giving active-duty military members and veterans who show proof of service free small wings and a side of fries from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

California Pizza Kitchen has a similar deal where it asks vets to either come in uniform or bring military ID in order to get a free pizza, salad or pasta from their Veterans Day menu.

Denny’s is giving those with a valid military ID a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.

IHOP is offering veterans and active-duty members of the military one free stack of Red, White and Blue Pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Krispy Kreme is giving a free doughnut and small coffee to veterans and active-duty military personnel. No ID required.

Olive Garden created a set menu that provides veterans and active members of the military with a complimentary entree with ID or proof of service. Family members who join them can also get 10 percent off their meal.

Starbucks is giving active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses a tall (12 fl oz) hot coffee for free on Wednesday.

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