Thank You To All Our Veterans!

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11 and it is a special day to thank the men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the nation’s armed forces. Thank a veteran on this day! Below we have compiled some Veterans Day events as well as some local businesses and restaurants that are giving free meals or discounts to veterans.

To all of the veterans who live at our apartment community: thank you for your service!

Veterans Day Events

3rd Annual Military Service 5K around Como Lake, St. Paul
9 a.m. on Sunday, November 10
1360 North Lexington Parkway
Pre-registration is closed – Race Morning Registration Opens 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Honor Your Veteran 
Heritage Park Wayzata Blvd at Hwy 101, Wayzata MN
Sunday, November 10
The Lake Minnetonka Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will honor veterans through its second annual Veterans Day salute, the “Plant a Flag for Freedom” event, on Sunday, November 10.


Two notes before jumping in:

  1. Always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. 
  2. Proof of Military Service. Most companies require some form of military ID. These include:
  • Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired)
  • Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Drivers License with Veterans Designation
  • Photograph in uniform, Simply wearing uniform (if your service permits)
  • Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW)
  • Discharge Paperwork (DD214)
  • Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.

Restaurant Discounts & Free Meals

Applebee’s: Free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members. There will be 7 entrees to choose from. Military ID and proof of service required.
7901 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
(763) 424-2730

Champps Americana: All veterans and active-duty service members will receive a free burger. Proof of service required.
13521 80th Circle North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 494-4515

Chili’s: Free meal for veterans, past and present. Offer valid from 11am-5pm. Proof of military service required.
4000 Vinewood Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55442
(763) 557-7000

Denny’s: Free all you can eat pancakes
6405 James Cir N
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
(763) 566-0073

Little Caesars Pizza: Free crazy bread with proof of military service.
7607 West Broadway Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(763) 315-0018

Outback Steakhouse: A week of free bloomin’ onions and cokes during the week leading up to Veterans Day. Offer valid with Military Personnel with an ID.
8880 Springbrook Drive
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 792-9159
Subway: Free six inch sub with Military ID.
9660 63rd Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 533-5125

The Olive Garden: Free entrée with proof of service and even better, 10% all month for Veteran’s.
12520 Elm Creek Blvd N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 420-9699

Retail Discounts

Find an updated deals list at:

Bed Bath and Beyond – 20% off entire purchase on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. This is good for active duty, DoD, reserves, guard, retirees, veterans, and military spouses.
7950 Wedgewood Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 416-3965

Big Lots – Veterans, active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel and their immediate family receive 10% off their entire purchase on Saturday, Nov. 9.
5930 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
(763) 503-9833

Great Clips – On Monday, Nov. 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
7621 West Broadway Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(763) 425-8326

Home Depot –10% discount to all veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
6701 Boone Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(763) 533-1200

JCPenney – Veterans, active duty and family members receive an extra 20% off in stores Nov. 6-11 with coupon. Simply visit and select coupons and you can print off the coupon.
13701 Grove Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55311
(763) 416-1708

Lowe’s – 10% discount. The offer is available in stores only.
11201 Fountains Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 488-2001

Walgreens – Walgreens is offering 15% off eligible store items and 20% of Walgreens brand items.
13611 Grove Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55311
(763) 420-7788

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