To honor those who have served and their families, I have put together a massive list of events, free meals and more for Veterans and their immediate families.
Reminder: Military identification or proof of service is needed to receive these offers.
Jiffy Lube Service for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all day, participating Jiffy Lube locations, free Signature Service Oil Change (up to 5 quarts conventional) to veterans and active military personnel with ID (jiffylubeutah.com)
National Parks, Nov. 11, all day, all National Parks, free admission on Veterans Day (nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm)
Salt Lake Film Society Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all day, Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South and Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, two-for-one deal to any military veteran with ID at box office (801-321-0310 or saltlakefilmsociety.org)
Utah Valley University Veterans Day Breakfast, Nov. 11, 8-10 a.m., Sorensen Student Center, Center Stage, UVU, Orem, free for veterans, student, staff and faculty (uvu.edu/veterans/events)
Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Veterans Day Observation and Flag Ceremony, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m., SLCC, Student Center, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, free (slcc.edu/today)
FatCats Salt Lake City Veterans Day Breakfast, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-noon, FatCats Salt Lake City, 3739 S. 900 East, Millcreek, $10, includes two games of bowling with shoes, breakfast plate and gift; for veterans and active military (801-713-0834or facebook.com/FatCatsSLC)
St. George Veterans Day Service, Nov. 11, 9 a.m., SunRiver Communities, Veterans Honor Park, 4782 S. Wallace Dr., St. George, free (sunriver.com/bucketlistliving)
Hogle Zoo Military Appreciation Day,Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Utah’s Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., free for soldiers, veterans and their immediate families with ID (facebook.com/HogleZoo)
Living Planet Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, free admission for veterans and their immediate family members with military ID (801-355-3474 or thelivingplanet.com)
Provo Veterans Day Celebration with Capt. Luke Ferrel, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., Timpview High School, 3570 Timpview Drive, Provo, free; luncheon for veterans and their families after tribute, RSVP to email@example.com(freedomfestival.org)
Riverdale Veterans Day Ceremony with Col. Jon Eberlan, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., Riverdale Veterans Memorial, 4600 S. Weber River Drive, Riverdale, free (riverdalecity.com)
Spanish Fork Free Haircuts for Veterans, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., The Fellas Chop Shop, 740 N. Main, Spanish Fork, free haircuts for active and retired veterans, appointments and walk-ins welcome (801-798-4631 or facebook.com/thefellaschopshop)
Dixie State University Veterans Day Ceremony and Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Encampment Mall, DSU, St. George, free (dixie.edu)
Highland Veterans Day Ceremony,Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Highland City Cemetery, 6200 W. 11000 North, Highland, free (highlandcity.org/calendar)
Southern Utah University Veterans Day Observance Ceremony, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Veterans Resource and Support Center, SUU, Cedar City, free (suu.edu/veteransaffairs)
Tooele Veterans Day Program, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., Utah Army National Guard Building, 16 S. 100 East, Tooele, free (veterans.utah.gov)
University of Utah Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-noon, Student Union Ballroom, U., free (veteransday.utah.edu)
Washington Veterans Day Parade and Program, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph St., Washington, Washington County, free (washingtoncity.org)
Farmington Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, noon, Farmington City Cemetery, 500 S. 200 East, Farmington, free (farmington.utah.gov)
Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville “Navajo Code Talkers of World War II” Screening, Nov. 11, noon-3 p.m., SLCC, Student Center, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, free (slcc.edu/today)
St. George “Freedom Is Not Free” program with Jennie Taylor, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, free (facebook.com/spilsburymortuary)
Riverton Veterans Day Program, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., Sandra Lloyd Community Center, 12830 S. Redwood Road, Riverton, free (rivertoncity.com)
Ogden Nature Center “Wild Wednesday: In Honor — A Special Veterans Day Program,” Nov. 13, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, Visitor Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children ages 2-11, free for veterans and current military members (801-621-7595 or ogdennaturecenter.org)
University of Utah: Meet a Vet BBQ, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Marriott Library Plaza, U., free (veteransday.utah.edu)
University of Utah vs. UCLA Football Game with Military Highlights, Nov. 16, time TBD, Rice Eccles Stadium, U., ticket required (veteransday.utah.edu)
- Applebee’s is offering a free meal to all veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11.
- Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a free small boneless wings and fries meal for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11.
- ‘Bout Time Pub & Grill is giving a free meal to all veteran and active-duty military on Nov. 11.
- California Pizza Kitchen is giving a free entree to all veterans and active-duty military, as well as a complimentary drink, on Nov. 11.
- Chili’s is offering a free meal from a selected menu for all veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. Menu options can be found here.
- Chipotle is having a buy-one-get-one entree deal for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. In-restaurant purchases only.
- Cracker Barrel is giving all veterans and active-duty military a complimentary slice of their double chocolate fudge coca-cola cake or pumpkin pie latte on Nov. 11. Dine-in only.
- Denny’s is offering a free build your own Grand Slam breakfast on Nov. 11 between 5 a.m. and noon for active and non-active military personnel, as well as veterans. Dine-in only.
- Dunkin’ Donuts is giving a free doughnut to veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11, no other purchases necessary.
- Famous Dave’s is giving a free two-meat lunch combo for active-duty military and veterans on Nov. 11. Dine-in only.
- Golden Corral is offering a military appreciation night with a free “thank-you dinner” for all active-duty military and veterans in the evening of Nov. 11 from 5-9 p.m.
- IHOP is giving out complimentary red, white and blue pancakes, or breakfast combos, to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Nov 11.
- Little Caesars Pizza will be giving a free $5 lunch combo on Nov. 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for all veterans and active military members.
- Olive Garden will give a free meal, including unlimited soup and breadsticks, to all active-duty military and veterans on Nov. 11.
- Outback Steakhouse has a 20% off Heroes Discount for all veterans, active military, police officers, firefighters and first responders from Nov. 8-11.
- Red Lobster is giving a free appetizer or dessert for veterans and active-duty military from a selected menu on Nov. 11. Menu for the day can be found here.
- Red Robin is giving a free Tavern Double Burger with a side of bottomless steak fries for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. Dine-in only.
- Rodizio Grill will let veterans eat free with the purchase of an adult meal on Nov. 11.
- Starbucks is giving a free tall coffee for all veterans and active-duty military.
- Texas de Brazil is giving all veterans and active-duty military 50% of their meal from Nov. 11-13.
- Texas Roadhouse will be giving a free lunch to all veterans and active-duty military between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m on Nov. 11.
- Tuscanos Brazillian Grill will give veterans a free churrasco meal with the purchase of another churrasco meal from Nov. 8-12.
- Village Inn is giving a free meal to veterans and active-duty military.
- Zaxby’s is doing a buy-one-get-one-free deal with their TLC sandwich meal for active-duty military and veterans on Nov. 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings – At Buffalo Wild Wings, all past and present members of the armed services can get a free small boneless wings and fries. There is a Utah County location in Lehi.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering a free calamari order for veterans, active duty military and first responders from Nov. 8-11. Carrabba’s is located in Orem.
Chili’s – Chili’s is offering a free meal for all veterans and active military members from a select menu on Veterans Day. There are Utah County locations in American Fork and Orem.
Chipotle – Chipotle is offering veterans and active military members a free entree with the purchase of another entree on Veterans Day. There are locations in Lehi and Orem.
Cracker Barrel – At Cracker Barrel, all veterans and active military members can get a free Pumpkin Pie Latte or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake. The only Utah County location is in Springville.
IHOP – IHOP is thanking veterans and active duty military members Monday with a free serving of red, white and blueberry pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. There are Utah County locations in Orem, American Fork and Springville.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members can get a free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. There are locations in Orem, Provo, Lindon, American Fork, Springville, Highland, Spanish Fork and Saratoga Springs.
Menchie’s – Service members and veterans can get 6 ounces of free frozen yogurt on Veterans Day. There is a location in Orem.
Outback Steakhouse – Outback is offering 20% off to all military veterans, servicemen and women, police, firefighters and first responders from Nov. 8-11. These heroes get 10% off every day. There is a location in Orem.
Pizza Pie Cafe – Pizza Pie Cafe in Provo will honor all who served by offering a free buffet for all veterans and currently enlisted military members on Monday.
Red Lobster – Veterans and active duty service members can get a free appetizer or dessert on Monday. There is a location in Orem.
Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military can get a free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries at Red Robin on Veterans Day. There is one location at the Provo Towne Centre Mall.
Starbucks – Veterans, active duty military personnel and family members can get a free cup of coffee at Starbucks on Veterans Day. There are many locations throughout Utah County.
Texas Roadhouse – Veterans and active military members can get a free lunch meal on Veterans Day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. There are locations in Orem and American Fork.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill – All veterans can get a free Churrasco meal with the purchase of another adult Churrasco meal at Tucanos Brazilian Grill in Orem. The special runs Nov. 8-12.
Village Inn – Village Inn will be offering a free V.I.B to veterans and active military. The meal includes a choice of four different V.I.B. items to create a delicious breakfast. The deal will be available on Monday. There are locations in Provo and Orem.
Weinerschnizel – Veterans and active duty military can get a free chili dog, small fries and small Pepsi at Weinerschnizel on Monday. There is a location in Orem.
- Free car washes — depends on participating locations. More information can be found on the Grace for Vets website.
- The Hogle Zoo will be giving free admission to active-duty military, veterans and their immediate families on Nov. 11.
- The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is giving free admission for active-duty military and veterans, as well as their immediate family members on Nov. 11.
- The Leonardo is giving free admission to all veterans and active duty all day from Nov. 9-11.
- The Natural History Museum of Utah will give free admission to veterans and active-duty military from Nov. 9-11.
- Tracy Aviary will give $1 admission to active-duty and veteran military personnel and their families from Nov. 9-11.
- Amazon will be giving veterans and military $40 off a year of Amazon Prime, at $79 a year. The deal is available Nov. 6-11.
- AMC will be giving free popcorn with the purchase of a military movie ticket for AMC Stubs members who sign up for their mailing list.
- Dell is giving an additional 15% discount off their PCs and electronics for veterans and active-duty military. The offer ends Nov. 12 at 7 a.m. EST.
- Great Clips is giving free haircuts for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11.
- Kohl’s is doubling its 15% off discount of veterans and active-military during Veterans Day weekend, coming to 30% off purchases.
- Sports Clips will give veterans free haircuts on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.