Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thank the veterans in your workplace this Veterans Day

Have you thought of how to best say “thank you” to the veterans in your organization next week?

Here are just a few ideas:

● Honor your veterans with an informal morning get-together with coffee and donuts, and invite someone to say a few words of thanks.

● Send an email to your entire staff recognizing Veterans Day and thanking the veterans in your workplace. Don’t forget to include veterans who are family members of your employees, as well.

● Simply shake a veteran's hand, and say, "Thank you."

As an additional service to your veteran employees, you may want to forward on this list of freebies or discounts being offered on or around November 11 especially for Veterans.

Wednesday, November 10 - Bed and Breakfasts for Veterans: B&Bs and Inns are providing free rooms on Wednesday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day to honor servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. For more info:

Thursday, November 11 – Applebee’s: All veterans and Active Duty Military eat free from a select menu at Applebee’s on November 11. For more info:

Monday, November 15 – Golden Corral: Military Appreciation Monday, Free "Thank You" Dinner. For more info:

Wednesday, November 10 – Thursday, November 11 – Steinmart: Take 10% off your entire purchase with a military ID. Or non-military take 10% off your entire purchase when you DONATE $5 at the register. All proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project. For more info:,com_jcalpro/Itemid,999/extmode,view/extid,2514/#ixzz13NYxRsVQ

Sunday, November 7 - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants: Veterans receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu. For more info:

Thursday, November 11 – Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage. For more info:

Thursday, November 11 – Sunday, November 14 - Colonial Williamsburg: Free weekend-long admission passes to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their families. For more info:

Monday, November 1 – Thanksgiving Day - Knott’s Berry Farm: Free admission for veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. For more info:

This list represents only a few of the many deals that will be available on Veterans Day. Are you aware of any others? Please comment and let us know so we can keep adding to the list!

What will you do to thank the Veterans in your organization on Veteran's Day?

Please note: This is not an endorsement for any of these businesses and or their products. Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet does not benefit in any way should you or your employees choose to take advantage of them. We simply wanted to make it easier for you to help recognize the Veterans in your organization!

1 comment:

  1. Sports Authority - 15% off entire purchase for active or retired military personnel through November 11. See Sports Authority Weekly Ad:

    Dollar General - Veterans, Active Military, and their families receive 10% Discount on Nov. 11.