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 Veteran’s 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 5 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.

Annual Veterans Day programs at the Veterans Memorial Community Center
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Free community breakfast
10 a.m. – Program
8055 Barbara Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 

Free Meals and Retail Discounts For Veterans


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.

5855 Blaine Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
(651) 451-9029

Champps Americana: All veterans and active-duty service members will receive a free burger. Proof of service required.
8418 Tamarack Vlg.
Woodbury, MN.
(651) 735-5050

Chili’s: Free meal for veterans, past and present. Offer valid from 11am-5pm. Proof of military service required.
3625 Pilot Knob Rd.
Eagan, MN
(651) 686-5152

Denny’s: Free all you can eat pancakes

7805 150th Street West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 432-2022
Little Caesars Pizza: Free crazy bread with proof of military service.
6485 Cahill Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
(651) 457-2001

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.
5723 Bishop Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
(651) 457-7688

Subway: Free six inch sub with Military ID.
6555 Cahill Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
(651) 552-1512

The Olive Garden: Free entrée with proof of service and even better, 10% all month for Veteran’s.
8367 3rd St. N.
Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 264-1447

Retail Discounts

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.

1295 Promenade Place
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 686-4800
Big Lots – Veterans, active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel and their immediate family receive 10% off their entire purchase on Saturday, Nov. 9.
1284 Town Centre Drive
Eagan, MN 55123
(651) 456-0175
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. 
2018 South Robert Street
Saint Paul, MN 55118
(651) 455-7673
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. 

1300 E Mendota Road
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 552-9020

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. 
8348 Tamarack Village
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 501-4676

Lowe’s – 10% discount. The offer is available in stores only.

1795 South Robert Street
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
(763) 367-4139
Walgreens – Walgreens is offering 15% off eligible store items and 20% of Walgreens brand items.

4560 South Robert Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 256-2066

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