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Veterans Day on Long Island -2013

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Veterans Day is a time to remember all the men and women who have given so much for our country. On Long Island, there are some special events and offers for those who served in the military. Please note that there are also some events take place before or after Veterans Day.

This article is updated every year. Here are the listings for Veterans Day - Monday, November 11, 2013.

If you know of any other Veterans Day events, please e-mail me at longisland@aboutguide.com

Monday, November 11, 2013 - FREE Meal at Applebee's for military

Applebee's will thank our nation's veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a well-deserved FREE Thank You meal. A selection of complimentary entrees will be available for these local heroes on this day as dine-in guests at all Applebee's restaurants throughout the United States, including those on Long Island.

Please go to their website to locate the nearest Applebee's and to call for more information.

Note: Veterans will need to bring proof of service, which includes any of the following: U.S. Uni­form Ser­vices Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Card, U.S. Uni­form Ser­vices Retired Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Card, Cur­rent Leave and Earn­ings State­ment, Vet­er­ans Orga­ni­za­tion Card, pho­to­graph in uni­form or wear­ing uni­form, DD214, Cita­tion or Com­men­da­tion.

This offer is valid for dine-in only. 2 for $20 appetizers, upgraded side items or extras, beverages, desserts and gratuity are not included. Applebee’s Thank You Meals will be offered during normal business hours on Monday, November 11, 2013. Hours vary by location, so guests should call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance.

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 - freebies & discounts for military at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse wants to thank our veterans and active military by offering a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage at participating restaurants.

And from November 12 through December 31, 2013, active military receive a 10 percent discount at participating restaurants.

Their site says: The FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola® promotion is open to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identification: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), Photograph in Uniform or Wearing Uniform. The FREE beverage will be customer’s choice of any Coca-Cola® product.

In addition, Military Personnel with any of the foregoing forms of identification will receive 10 percent off their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity) on November 12 through Decemb er 31, 2013 at any Outback Steahouse in the U.S. Prices and product participation may vary by location. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount or coupon."

Find the nearest Long Island, NY location by typing your zip code or town into the search box at www.outback.com.

Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 - FREE meal at Chili's for military

Veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a FREE meal on Veterans Day at Chili's restaurants throughout Long Island and the rest of the U.S. You must show proof of military service.

To locate the restaurant closest to you, and for more information, please visit www.chilis.com

Monday, November 11, 2013 - FREE Fire Island Tower Tours for Veterans

Each year on veterans Day, FREE tower tours are offered to all veterans who served in the military.

Fire Island Lighthouse. More information: (631) 661-4876.

Veterans Day - Monday, November 11, 2013 - Massapequa

At the American Legion Post 1066, Massapequa. Veterans Day Ceremony at Klestnic Park, Broadway, Massapequa, NY from 11 to 12 noon.

More info: American Legion Post 1066, Massapequa or call (516) 795-1504.

Monday, November 11, 2013 - Veterans Day Ceremony, Sayville

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Veterans Day Ceremony at Sparrow Park, (Memorial just east of Montauk Highway/Railroad Avenue intersection.) Sayville, New York. More info: American Legion Post 651 at (631) 750-2572.

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