We always try to share with our followers any discounts and savings our Heroes can take advantage of when we come across them. This year for Memorial Day, our gift to our nation’s veterans and active duty military men and women is the following comprehensive list of where you can take advantage of some extra savings and deals as a ‘Thank You’ for your service!
We hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day with your friends and families, but let us not forget the reason behind what Memorial Day represents!
Before we get to the savings, let’s see if you knew the following facts about Memorial Day…
DID YOU KNOW:
- It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon.
- Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
- Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War.
- After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.
- Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day.
Memorial Day Events & Savings Guide:
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. – Flags in – Monday, May 30, 2016, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Monday, May 30, 2016, 11 a.m.
Air Force Memorial – Monday, May 30, 2016, 9 a.m., Washington D.C.
Fleet Week – Memorial Events New York City, NY: Parade of Ships – Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Time: TBD, Veterans Appreciation Day & Memorial Tribune – Sunday, May 29, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., New Rochelle Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 30, 2016, 8 a.m., Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance – Monday, May 3o, 10 a.m., Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration – Monday, May 30, 11 a.m., For a more detailed schedule of events, parades, and concerts visit the Fleet Week New York Events page.
Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies – Monday, May 30, 2016, 2 p.m., Gettysburg, PA
National Memorial Day Concert – Sunday, May 29, 8p.m. est., West Lawn of U.S. Capitol.
National Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 30, 2016, beginning at 2 p.m., Washington D.C.
Navy Memorial – TBD, Washington D.C.
Rolling Thunder Ceremony – Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11 a.m.
First Reserve Assn. Ceremony – Monday, May 30, 2016 10 a.m.
NDW Wreath Laying Ceremony – Monday, May 30, 2016 1p.m.
President Lincoln’s Cottage – Monday, May 30, 2016, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington D.C.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Monday, May 30, 2016, 1 p.m., Washington D.C.
World War II Memorial – Monday, May 30, 2016, 9 a.m., Washington D.C
9/11 Memorial Museum
The 9/11 Memorial Museum offers veterans discounted admission and 9/11 family members are free. Call the Reservations Department for other military discounts.
Military members receive a $5 discount on admission to the 9/11 Tribute Center.
Applebees is offering a free signature entree at participating locations. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification.
Arby’s largest franchisee is offering a free roast beef sandwich at their Arby’s restaurants
25% discount on dentures and general dentistry for those serving in the military, veterans and their spouses that is designed to help expand access to dental care. This is not only for Veterans Day, but for the remainder of the year. What’s more, is that each time the offer is shared via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #HealthyMouthMovement, ADMI will donate $1 to Got Your 6.
Bluestar Museums – Free Admission to over 1,800 museums
More than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, September 5, 2016.
The Bronx Zoo offers discounts to active duty and reserve members. The discount includes free Total Experience Ticket or General Admission ticket and 50% discount for up to three family members.
California’s Great America Free Admission
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30, free admission to active or retired U.S. service men and women, including veterans, with a valid military I.D. Up to six (6) family members accompanying service personnel can get tickets for just $21.99. On Saturday Boomerang Bay opens and on Monday there will be color guard presentation and an all-you-can-eat BBQ ($17.99).
California State Parks
California State Parks will honor men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces this Memorial Day by offering free admission at participating state parks.
From 11 am to 5 pm Veterans and active-duty military get a choice of 7 free meals. Must show proof of military service.
15% off Converse purchases. The discount is applied in the shopping cart.
Free double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake dessert. In addition 10% of sales of certain merchandise will go to the USO Transition 360 Alliance.
Get all you can eat pancakes for all active duty military and veterans with a valid ID.
Free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee.
Get a Veterans Day free meal to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.
Great American Cookies
Free cookie with valid military id.
A 10% discount is offered to all military veterans on Memorial Day to all veterans up to a maximum of $500. A year round 10% discount is available at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID. Unfortunately, Home Depot does not accept state ID cards with veterans designation (some locations may). Note: Home Depot has unfortunately removed the military discount policy from their website while keeping the discount intact.
The Intrepid Museum offers active duty military and veterans free admission to the Intrepid and Space Shuttle Pavilion.
This Memorial Day weekend current and former military personnel and family members of active duty, reserves, guard and retirees get a 20 percent discount at JC Penney. Must print a copy of the coupon.
King’s Dominion Free Admission
May 28-30 & July 4-5 free park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Located in Doswell, VA.
Free donut to all those served or currently are serving. Proof of military service required or those in uniform.
Receive free Crazy Bread.
Free appetizer and drink.
All Veterans receive a 10% discount on Memorial Day. This is not to be confused with the Everyday 10% Military Discount which is available to those who are currently serving, Retired Veterans, or VA Recipients and their immediate family. See link for official rules.
The New York Aquarium offers discounts to any active duty or reserve members, including free General Admission tickets and 50% off for up to three family members.
MTA offers fare at a 25% discount off the one-way station fare.
Old Country Buffet
Free lunch buffet between 11 am and 2pm
All veterans and military active duty will receive a choice of 1 of 5 entrees plus unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks.
Military personnel and veterans get FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®. Must have valid identification.
Park ‘N Fly
10% discount at select locations.
Free appetizer to all veterans and active-duty personnel.
Veterans, retired, active duty and military spouses, who are also Red Robin Royalty members, a free appetizer with any purchase of at least $10 on designated days at participating Red Robin restaurants nationwide.
Shoney’s Free Burger
Free All-American Burger to all veterans and active duty service members on Monday, May 30, 2015.
Participating locations are offering a free tall brewed coffee to Veterans.
Select from a special veterans lunch menu.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Free Donut
Veterans active duty-duty military will receive a free donut. No purchase required. Valid ID required or show up in uniform.
Take 15% off site wide on Tommy.com (excluding full price watches, jewelry, fragrances, final sale & runway collection). The discount is applied during checkout.
Travel Centers of America
All CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat free. Up to $15 on a complimentary meal of your choice Must present valid ID or photograph in uniform.
Twin Peaks Eat Free
Monday, May 30, Military Men and Women (past and present), police, firefighters and first responders enjoy a free menu item from Twin Peaks Memorial Day Appreciation Menu.
Under Armour Online Military & Veteran 15% Discount & Free Shipping
From May 18th to May 26th veterans and active duty service members receive 15% off plus free shipping with a valid TroopID. See here for details on how to get a TroopID and receive the 15% discount.