Veterans Day events, deals

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List of local events and deals for veterans on Veterans Day

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Mount Hope Veterans Cemetery Memorial Banquet
Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5-9 p.m.
St. Marks Church, 3560 Logan Way, Youngstown, OH
Keynote speaker is Janice (Carter) Adams, president and CEO of JMA Solutions.
Tickets are $35. For more information, visit the cemetery’s website.

Stadium Drive Elementary Veterans Breakfast
Monday, Nov. 11 at 8:15-9 a.m.

Jackson-Milton High School Veterans Day Program
Monday, November 11 at 9 a.m.
All veterans and community are invited to the annual program honoring veterans past and present. The speaker will be Colonel Sharon M. Johnson, who is the commander of the 910th Maintenance Group, Youngstown Air Reserve Station. After the program, veterans are invited to stay for refreshments.

36th Annual Austintown Fitch Veterans Day Assembly
Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.
Fitch High School Auditorium
The speaker this year is Sgt. First Class Kimberly McGinnis, the first women speaker at the annual veterans day assembly.
She is United States Army (Active Duty) Iraq. She has received a Purple Heart, Iraq Campaign Medal 3 stars and an Army Commendation Medal 4h oak leaf cluster.
The public, veterans and active-duty military are welcome to attend.

Glenwood Junior High Veterans Day Assembly
Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.
Glenwood Gymnasium
Ohio State Representative Don Manning and Air Force Reservist Major Vito Abruzzino will be featured speakers
Veterans interested in attending are asked to call the BGJHS Main Office at 330-726-3414 and provide their name and branch of military service

Veterans Day Program
Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.
Mahoning County Courthouse, Youngstown, OH

Beeghly Oaks Veterans Ceremony
Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m.
Patriot Home Health and Crossroads Hospice are assisting in a Veterans Day pinning ceremony. There will be speakers at the event.

West Elementary Veterans Lunch
Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to noon
Children will dine with the veterans
Lunch is followed by a Patriotic Music Celebration performed by the third grad at 12:20 p.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony in Leetonia
Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Oakdale Cemetery
There will a service honoring Ralph Dias. This will be followed by a fellowship at the Leetonia American Legion.

Robinwood Lane Elementary Veterans Day Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 1:15 p.m.
Elementary Music Teacher Robert Pavalko will lead the third graders in a patriotic program
Veterans will also receive certificates

Veterans Day Deals:

Free Veterans Day breakfast
Monday, Nov. 11, from 7-11 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH
Active and retired military and guests will be offered complimentary breakfast for Veterans Day.

The restaurant is offering free meals for veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House
All current and former military can enjoy a free entree, up to $14.95, and a free Dr. Pepper drink on Veterans Day. Valid for dine-in only, and guest must present a military ID or other proof of service.

Bob Evans
Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal from a selection of entrees on Veterans Day. Dine-only; beverage not included.

Veterans and active-duty military members can get a free Veterans Day meal from a selection of entrees.

Coates Car Care, Inc.
Coates will be offering free car washes for veterans on Veterans Day.

Cracker Barrel
On Nov. 11, Cracker Barrel will be honoring military veterans by offering a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake or its Pumpkin Pie Latte at all of its locations. 
Cracker Barrel is also offering $25 off all U.S. military branch-themed rocking chairs and 25% off all other military-licensed products, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 11. Ten percent of the retail sales price from eligible online and in-store purchases of wooden rocking chairs at Cracker Barrel will be donated to Operation Homefront, a national military nonprofit with a mission to build strong, stable and secure military families.

Dine with a veteran or active duty service member on Veterans Day, and their lunch or dinner is free. The free entree must be equal to or less than the other person’s purchase.

Golden Corral
From 5-9 p.m. November 11, active or former military members eat free during “Military Appreciation Night.”

Nov. 11, all Gordmans stores will donate 5% of Veterans Day sales up to $50,000 to Pets for Patriots.

Hollywood Gaming
On Nov. 11, Hollywood Gaming is offering a complimentary meal to all veterans with a valid military I.D. from noon to 10 p.m. in the Skybox restaurant. They will get to choose from BBQ pulled pork, a chicken sandwich, a cheeseburger and BBQ ribs. There will also be a limited menu available Nov. 12 and 13.

Little Ceasars
Veterans and active military members can get a free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch comb between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, while supplies last and at participating stores.

Veterans and active-duty military can get a free meal as well as 10% off year-round. O’Charley’s is also collecting money for the Folded Flag Foundation, which benefits families of fallen heroes.

Olive Garden
Veterans and active-duty military can get a free entree from a special menu on Veterans Day.

Outback Steakhouse
The restaurant offers a 10% discount for all servicemen and women with a valid state or federal service ID.

Veterans and active-duty military can get a free six-inch turkey sub and a regular-sized fountain drink. The locations that offer car washes will also provide veterans and active-duty military with a free car wash.

Red Lobster
Veterans, active-duty military and reservists can get a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID or proof of service. The deal is valid on Veterans Day.

Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military across the country to enjoy free lunch on Monday, November 11.  All veterans, including all active, retired, or former U.S. military, can choose one of 10 entrees from our special Veterans Day menu, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.

Thelma’s Free Meal for Veterans
Monday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thelma’s Sports Nook, 285 E High Street Ext, Sharpsville, Pa.
Choose from Philly Cheesesteak, 3 Point Tacos, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Fastball Burger, Hot Turkey Sandwich and Personal Pizza.

TNP and Plant Ahead Ohio
Free tree giveaway on Veteran’s Day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot across from the YWCA on North Park near downtown Warren. Planting demonstration is also offered at 236 Washington NE starting at 3 p.m.

The Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) will offer free rides on all of its Fixed Route buses to veterans on Veterans Day. All current and former members of the Armed Forces will be able to ride free on WRTA Fixed Route buses by presenting proof of service.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Up to 20% off, plus receive 500 Wyndham Rewards bonus points on stays through December 6, 2019. Discount available at participating hotels in the U.S. and CA across 17 brands, including household names like Super 8® by Wyndham and La Quinta® by Wyndham. Both offer preferred parking for active and retired military members.

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