As a proud mother, daughter, grand daughter, and cousin of United States military veterans, I say it it time to celebrate our men and women who served our country bravely!

Veteran's Day 2017 is Saturday, November 11, and there are over 80 restaurant chains nationwide that will give free meals and discounted food to military veterans. Be sure to check out the FAQ's before you go, and call ahead to make sure these offers are being honored at your local restaurants. Some of the offers are actually on Veteran's Day, and some of them aren't.

There are also many other services being offered free to veterans this year, including free hair cuts, car washes, free admission to national parks and museums, and even free stays at bed and breakfast locations.

Some of our favorite discounts and freebies are below, but be sure to check out the whole list. And if nobody has said it to you lately - Thank you for your service, and God Bless America!!

  • Free meals at Applebees, Olive Garden, Chili's Grill and Bar, Golden Corral, Red Robin, and O'Charley's
  • Free haircuts at Great Clips and Sports Clips
  • Free admission to all National Parks in the United States
  • Tractor Supply Company - 15% discount on all purchases
  • Red Roof Inn - 40% off room rate
  • Toys 'R' Us - 15% discount on all purchases