KANSAS CITY – This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, Applebee’s is once again continuing the tradition the brand started five years ago by thanking our nation’s veterans and active duty military and inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a FREE Thank You Meal. Applebee’s expects to serve more than 1 million FREE meals from its special Veterans Day menu of seven signature entrees like the 7 oz. House Sirloin.
Guests will need to provide proof of service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.
Applebee’s is also encouraging Guests to show their gratitude by leaving a message for current and former military members at ThankYouMovement.com. Visitors to the Thank You Movement website will be directed to their local Applebee’s Facebook page, where personal Thank You messages will be tallied by neighborhood and tracked in real time on the Thank You Movement website.
On Veterans Day, the Applebee’s community with the most Thank You messages will be declared the “Most Thankful Neighborhood” and win a free concert in their city for veterans from Gavin DeGraw, platinum singer-songwriter and the face of the 2013 Thank You Movement. Guests can also submit Thank You messages by using the hashtag #ThankYouMovement on www.facebook.com/applebees, @applebees on Twitter or on Instagram and YouTube.
Since creating the Thank You Movement in 2011 to collect messages of appreciation for each of the 24 million current and former members of our Armed Forces, Applebee’s Guests have written more than 4.5 million personal Thank You messages communicated through the Thank You Movement website. Veterans and active duty troops can go online anytime to see and hear the heartfelt thanks of the people they serve.
Applebee’s will continue to support veterans year-round through a partnership with The Mission Continues, an organization that promotes veteran-led community service projects in neighborhoods throughout the country.
Update: Here is a list of other free offers for Veteran’s acrossed the country. Courtesy of Military Benefits.Info – http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/