Livin' La Vida Lucia

Value Our Veterans with Fun!

Fight for Their Right to be Celebrated

By Lucia Rossi

They’ve served us, now it’s your turn to serve them.

It’s Veteran’s Day on November 11 and you will be happy to hear that there are so many ways to show your appreciation as well as witness the appreciation of others.
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Treat your heroic sweetheart to a day they will remember by taking advantage of Veteran’s Day deals! That means discounts, free meals, and events.

One special event to mark the occasion is at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum located at 200 Liberty Street in NYC. They are having a “Salute to Service” by placing yellow roses in the names of those killed on 9/11 who served in the military. The Salute to Service kiosk will be giving out free admission vouchers for the museum where there will be a live talk “The Stories They Tell: World Trade Center Steel in Afghanistan,” by Dr. Andrew Hammond, which will talk about post 9/11 missions done by the US Special Forces.

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If you want to have even more fun in NYC, then you should attend the America’s Parade! The parade will occur on Veteran’s Day from approximately 11:25AM-3:30PM going up Fifth Ave. from 26th to 52nd Street. This year’s parade will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Desert Shield with the US Navy as this year’s featured military branch. If you arrive early, maybe you will catch the wreath laying ceremony at 11AM next to Madison Square Park.

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If you don’t feel like attending an overcrowded event, or would rather watch it on television, you could always take your vet shopping! There are all sorts of kinds of goods and services you can get at a discounted price on Veteran’s Day. Lowe’s and Home Depot are offering a 10% discount. Steve Madden is giving everyone 20% off entire purchases with an additional 10% off for vets. Under Armor is offering 15% off all orders. Kohl’s is giving an extra 15% off. JCPenny is giving an extra 5% off to veterans as well as family members. Barnes and Nobles is having a 70% off selected war books sale. Bed Bath and Beyond and Jo Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is offering 20% off entire purchases, and Sears is giving up to 60% off depending on what department you shop in.

Shopping can be tedious work and can make you and your war buddy pretty parched, so let’s talk free meals. Applebee’s, Chili’s and Olive Garden are giving veterans free meals from a special limited menu but Olive Garden is giving an additional 10% off the bill. Red Robins is giving vets a free Tavern Burger with their bottomless fries as well as a 20% discount for military Red Robin Royalty card members. Red Lobster is offering free appetizers and desserts to veterans from a special limited menu. IHOP is serving up free red, white, and blue pancakes. TGI Friday’s and Texas Roadhouse are offering free lunch time entrées. Tim Horton’s is giving a free donut to veterans. Starbuck is giving vets and their spouses a free tall coffee. Even IKEA is giving a free entrée to veterans.

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If you don’t want to leave home at all you could always just enjoy the online shopping Veteran’s Day deals:

-Amazon: 20% off with code 20VETERANS

-Express: 10% off with code 9058

-Macy’s: 10-20% off with code VETDAY or $10 off $25 with code VETDAY25

-Kohl’s: $10 off $25 with code THANKYOU10

-New York & Company: $30 off $75 with code 9071

-Pacsun: 25% off with code NOV25

-Office Depot: 25% off one item with code 25OFFODOMX45

-Yankee Candle: Buy 2 Get 2 Free with code BT4

-The Body Shop: 50% off with code YOURGIFT

-Perfumania: 20% off and free shipping with code VET5

-Petco: 20% off cat and dog food with code food20

Enjoy your V-Day and don’t forget to thank a veteran!

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