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Colonial Williamsburg Offering Free Passes to Military For Veterans Day 2010

veterans day colonial williamsburgIn honor of Veterans Day, Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission passes to active duty military, guard and reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents from Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 11-14, 2010

The "Honoring Service to America" pass provides admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and most day programs.

These weekend-long admission passes are available only at Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket sales locations, including the sales desk at the Visitor Center, the Lumber House Ticket Office in the Historic Area, or the ticket window in Merchants Square. Appropriate military identification is required.

The service member need not be present. Free “Honoring Service to America” passes will be provided to immediate family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, DD Form 214, as identification of service.

More information here

On November 11, 2010 – Colonial Williamsburg honors America’s veterans with a procession down Duke of Gloucester Street. The parade culminates in a public ceremony, with militia and cannon crew firing volleys in recognition of those who serve. Hear Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums alongside voices from past and present

All veterans of service in America’s Armed Forces are invited to participate in the parade beginning at the Capitol at 4:30 pm, with groups forming at 4:15 p.m. (Veterans unable to walk the distance can join the parade near the Magazine)

After proceeding to the Courthouse, there will be a ceremony honoring all veterans of American service


Here are a few other offers for Veterans:
Virginia State Parks will waive parking fees for all Virginians on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. These fees will be waived at all 35 state parks managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Fee Free Day at National Parks 

Visit one of your national parks on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010, and you won’t be charged an entrance fee

Locally this includes: Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown Battlefield , Historic Jamestowne and more throughout Virginia and the US.

Eat Free at Applebee’s

Military veterans and active-duty Service Members will be able to eat free at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. There will be six entrées available from the menu. Guests will be asked to show one or more of the following as proof of service: a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, a photograph in uniform, or wearing a uniform in person. For more information about Veterans Day at Applebee’s, visit the Applebee’s website:

Military Eat Free at Golden Corral

Golden Corral’s 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010, from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, or in the National Guard/Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.2 million free meals and contributed over $3.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. For more information: http://www.goldencorral.com/military/

Salute from Outback Steakhouse

As an expression of Outback Steakhouse’s appreciation to our Country’s veterans and active duty military*, a free Bloomin’ Onion and Beverage (one non-alcoholic drink) will be available to them at every Outback in the country on Veterans Day.
Available Nationwide. Visit www.outback.com for locations.

Home Depot and Lowe’s Military Discount

Home Depot and Lowe’s have long been known to offer a 10% holiday discount to military members and their families and in many cases veterans and retirees. These promotions were usually limited to the main military holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. Well, no longer – both companies now offer the 10% discount every day of the week.

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