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I would like to thank everyone who served and who is presently serving our country. Happy Veterans Day! Hope you service men and women enjoy your day you deserve it for keeping us safe.

Heroes

By Jared Jenkins

In war, there are lives risked and lives taken

Men and women giving their best to defend what they love

They defend their country

Their honor

Their people

Some call them soldiers

Others call them heroes

Our veterans have risked their lives for us

They have lived through hell and fought with honor

Many have killed

And regret doing so

For every life, there is a soul

For every soul, there is a life

For those who have died, we show great appreciation and remembrance

For those who live, along with them live the horrific memories of battle

Some, memories of defeat

Some, memories of victory

Our veterans were more than soldiers

They were, and still are heroes

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Happy veterans day. I have a copy of my dd214 in pocket for a free lunch at applebees today.

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Happy veterans day. I have a copy of my dd214 in pocket for a free lunch at applebees today.
I offer my grateful salute all of our veterans here, home and in our hearts.

On the practical side, here are some more deals in your area for vets:

Applebee's -- Veterans and active duty eat free on Nov. 11, 2010. The freebie menu has seven options, including a burger, salad, chicken, sirloin, and shrimp. Dine in only. Beverages and tip not included. ID required.

Brides Across America - Military fiances can get a free wedding dress Nov. 8-13 at select locations across the county. The dresses are donated by a slew of designers and sell for $500 to $3,000. Sizes range from 4 to 22.

Claim Jumper -- Free dessert for veterans and active duty military with ID is available on Nov. 10, 2010. Dine in only.

Dollar General -- Veterans, active duty, national guard and their immediate families get a 10% veteran discount on all purchases on Nov. 11, 2010. (See screen one in above link.)

Golden Corral -- On Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 from 5-9 p.m., veterans, active duty, reserve, and national guard members can get a free dinner buffet. Last year they fed 335,000 people!

The Home Depot -- Veterans get a 10% military discount year round. Show your military ID at checkout.

Knott's Berry Farm -- Through Nov. 24, 2010, admission is free to veterans or active duty military personnel plus one guest. Get up to six extra tickets for $15 each. ID required. Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted.

Krispy Kreme - Veterans get a donut of their choice for free at participating locations on Veteran's Day

Lowe's -- Just like rival Home Depot, Lowe's offers a 10% military discount year round. Show your military ID at checkout.

National Parks -- Some 393 National Parks across 49 states are free to everyone on Nov. 11, 2010.

New Balance -- Shipping on sneakers and everything else is free for everyone through Nov. 11, 2010.

Outback Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty will be treated to a free bloomin' onion and non-alcoholic beverage of their choice on Nov. 11, 2010.

Red Roof -- Veterans get a hotel discount of 15% at participating Red Roof hotels for the month of November. Mention your military status over the phone or when you book online use coupon code 606310. ID required.

Sam's Club -- Veterans can get a free cane from AMG Medical at participating Sam's Clubs Nov. 10-12, 2010. They are giving out 36,000 canes total. Membership not required.

Sears - Veterans get an extra 10% off regular, sale, and clearance merchandise Nov. 11-12, 2010. The discount is also valid for policemen, teachers, hospital staff, and firefighters. Some exclusions.

Sea World -- Admission is free for active military duty personnel and up to three dependents for Sea World Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg, Sesame Place, Adventure Island, or Water Country USA. Some exclusions. One per person per year. ID required.

Sleep Number -- Veterans get a mattress discount, free shipping on bed sets, and special discounts through Nov. 14, 2010.

Universal Studios (Hollywood, CA) -- Military discounts are offered year round to military retirees, DOD personnel, members of the National Guard/Reserves, dependents and all other base personnel when you buy tickets in advance through participating MWR/ITT offices or through the mail.

Uno Chicago Grill -- Get a free meal or pizza when you show up in uniform, have a picture of you in uniform, or have military ID. Nov. 11, 2010 only. No coupon needed.

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I got a 10% kickback at Bob Evans today. I didn't need my paperwork for it but it wasn't the freebee either.

Strange day today. Lots of superfluous respect and a lot of stupid smack from some folks I know. One person wrote me that we should respect all the veterans on either side who died. I was like "yes, respect Obergruppenstormbahnhauptfuhrer Schmidt who fell out of a guard tower at Treblinka and died?"

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Thanks to all vets for their service.

My Uncle called me and thanked me for my service a couple of years ago. He said some of his friends were doing that every year. I started doing it too. Just a simple call and than a Vet you know. It works.

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My wife and me both vets went to Applebees for lunch and Hooters for dinner..excellent food at both places for the amount of vets coming in..Thanks to all the fellow vets

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