NEWS BLOG (WSAU) The 11th day of the 11th month is Sunday. It’s Veterans Day.
This year there are many corporations that are offering special deals for current or former soldiers. It’s patriotic. It’s a good trend.
Applebees offers free dinners for vets.
Chili’s is also offering free meals.
Denny’s has free pancakes for vets on Monday.
Golden Corral is also letting vets eat at the buffet for free on Monday.
Subway will make a donation to veterans charities
Texas Roadhouse has a special vets lunch on Monday
Olive Garden is offering free vet entrees on Sunday.
There are far more deals-for-vets than I can list here.
I commend all the companies that are doing this. But let’s not outsource Veterans Day to companies that also have a marketing motive. Our personal salute to veterans – by thanking them in person for their service to our country – is far more important.