If you've served your country, restaurants are ready to serve you on Veterans Day.
They are offering free meals, treats and special discounts to show their appreciation to veterans and active-duty military personnel Thursday.
Veterans Day marks the date when Germany and the Allies signed a 1918 agreement to end World War I hostilities. The fighting ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was first recognized as Armistice Day in 1919.
The majority of discounts are valid only on the federal holiday at participating locations nationwide, with most applying to veterans and active-duty military. There are store discounts online for vets and military and other offers are in-store only.
Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required, and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification. Discharge papers, VA cards and veteran organization membership cards also can be used to prove service at most businesses.
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