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On behalf of everyone here at Townsquare Media, we want to thank our veterans near and far for their dedication and service to our country and our families.

November 11th Veterans Day

Today is November 11th and it is Veterans Day, a day to honor all who have served.

According to the VA History of Veterans Day, World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. "However, fighting ceased seven months earlier between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Celebrating Veterans Today and Every Day

Please be sure to join the Veterans Day parade this morning at 10 am in downtown Victoria.

The community and family are also invited to VETFEST today, hosted by Son Valley Ranch.

Discounts and Free Meals for Veterans Day

According to USA Today, the following restaurants offer free or discounted meals to veterans on Veterans Day.

Of course, most restaurants and businesses will likely require a valid military identification card for verification, but if you are military you are used to showing your i.d.!

Please be sure to call ahead to verify our local establishments are offering the national specials.

If you need more info you can click each of these links to our local restaurant locations.

Olive Garden is offering free meals to veterans, dine-in only.

Buffalo Wild Wings is giving past and present armed service members a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries.

Starbucks offers a free tall 12-ounce hot brewed coffee for veterans today.

Denny's offering a free grand slam breakfast until noon today.

Wendy's is offering veterans and active-duty military a free breakfast combo until 10 am.

Red Lobster is offering free desserts and appetizers for active military and veterans today.

Thank you for your service to all of our military veterans and thank you to the families of those who serve as well.

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