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Secretary Wilkie

Secretary Wilkie's 2020 Veterans Day message

Each Veterans Day is a remembrance set aside to honor those who have defended our country in peace and war.

On November 11th, we pause to reflect on American Veterans, men and women who have served and sacrificed while wearing the uniforms of the Nation—ordinary Americans performing extraordinary service.

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, every day is Veterans Day. We are privileged to work to repay, in full, our country’s debt of gratitude…  to Veterans who were there when we needed them most.


Veterans Day Events (Scroll down for a list of all events)

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Join Veterans Day Virtual Events Across the Country Today

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We've got a big list of virtual happenings across the country to celebrate and thank our Veterans this year. 

Here are just a few, with more listed at the bottom of this message. You can also click the link for the full list on our Outreach and Events site. 



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Hiring our Heroes

Enter for a chance to win a new car!

Hiring Our Heroes is saying thank you to America’s military with a vehicle giveaway! One lucky, active duty service member, Veteran or military spouse can win a brand-new Toyota.


The IRS is hiring! Your prior military experience could qualify you to serve at IRS. 


Find A Veteran, Post A Tribute allows family, friends, and others to search the more than 3.7M Veterans interred in VA's National Cemeteries to post tributes, share photos, and view service information. 


Veterans Describe What’s Possible Through Mental Health Support 


Veterans Roll of Honor, Free Virtual Shadowbox, Find Veteran Friends

The National Veterans Roll of Honor is a tribute to the service of more than 2 million service members registered on Together We Served. Learn more about how Together We Served can help you find and reconnect with your old service friends.


Veterans Day Discounts

We've compiled the most comprehensive list of Veterans Day Discounts available, here are some of the biggest offers available this year: 


Great Clips/Sport Clips  November 11, 2020
Veterans and current military members can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. 

Bed Bath and Beyond  November  11, 2020
Active Duty U.S. military, Veterans and military spouses will receive 25% off your entire in-store shopping cart on November 11, 2020

Hy-Vee - November 11, 2020
Free curbside breakfast for Veterans and active-duty military members as well as a 10% discount on purchases made in-store.

Publix - November 11, 2020
10% discount for Veterans, military and their families.

Samsung – November 6-11, 2020
Active-duty service members and Veterans who sign up for Samsung’s Military Discount Program can receive an additional 10% on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories and PCs; additional $50 eCertificate and free phone case when you purchase a smartphone; 10% off select home appliances.

Target - November 1-11, 2020
Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off the guest’s full basket.To receive the offer, guests must first demonstrate eligibility by registering at After eligibility has been verified, an exclusive, one-time use 10% Target Circle offer will be available for the guest to use in-store or online.

Walgreens - November 11-15, 2020
20% off in store purchases, offer valid for Veterans, military and their families from 11/11 thru 11/15/20, with Balance® Rewards card or myWalgreens™ and proof of service. In-store offer only valid in Walgreens or Duane Reade stores.

National Parks  November 11, 2020
Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans Day. Contact your local park for information and to determine its operating status. (Disabled Veterans eligible for free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass) 

Applebee’s  November 11, 2020
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11. Dine-in only. 

Bob Evans – November 11, 2020 
Veterans and active-duty military receive a special menu of seven (7) homestyle favorites for FREE at local restaurants. Dine-in only. 

California Pizza Kitchen – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty service members receive a free entry on Veterans Day. 

Chili’s Grill & Bar  November 11, 2020
All Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free meal from a special menu on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at all participating Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants. Available for in restaurant only.

Denny’s  November 11, 2020
All Veterans and active duty service members with a valid military ID or DD 214 receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny’s locations on November 12, 2020, from 5 am to noon. 

Golden Corral – November 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Active and former military members who have served in the US Military can pick up a promotional card during the month of November, redeemable for a FREE thank you meal. Promotional cards can be redeemed through May 31, 2020. 

Logan’s Roadhouse – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty service members receive a free meal Veterans Day at participating locations. 

Mission BBQ – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military personnel receive a free sandwich on Veterans day. 

O'Charley's - November 11, 2020
Offering a a free meal from the Veterans Thank You Menu, or $10 off any meal on the regular menu, on Wednesday, November 11. Additionally, O’Charley’s provides a 10% military discount all year long.

Red Robin  November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 11-30 for dine-in or to-go

TravelCenters of America – November 11, 2020
Veterans and active duty service members receive a free meal Veterans Day at participating locations, with proof of military service. 

We recommend you visit the links for more details and to confirm with your nearest location. The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.


Upcoming Veterans Events


Special Guests
Nov. 12 - “Chief Chat” with Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg


Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Virtual Parade Edinburg, Texas
Nov. 11 - New York City Veterans Day Events & Parade
Nov. 11 - 101st Annual Veterans Day Parade Leavenworth, Kansas
Nov. 11 - Virtual Charleston Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11 - Tarrant County Veterans Day Motorcade Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 11 - Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11 - Douglas County, Oregon Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11 - San Fernando Valley Virtual Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11 - Elma, Washington Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11 - ***National Observance Arlington National Cemetery***
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day 2020 Loveland, Colorado
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Commission Events Mobile, Alabama
Nov. 11 - Virtual Veterans Day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov. 11 - Minnesota Virtual Veterans Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony New Jersey
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Celebration Norwalk, Connecticut
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony Green, Ohio
Nov. 11 - Virtual Indianapolis Veterans Day Service and Ceremony
Nov. 11 - Dayton, Ohio Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony St. Robert, Missouri
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony New Jersey
Nov. 11 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11 - Phoenix Virtual Veterans Day Celebration
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony Brea, California
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day at the National Korean War Veterans Memorial
Nov. 11 - Virtual Veterans Day Truckee, California
Nov. 11 - Virtual Remembrance Ceremony Auburn, Washington
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day 2020 Irvine, California
Nov. 11 - Connecticut Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11 - Virtual Veterans Day Tribute Orange, California
Nov. 11 - Scouting Salute to Service Members and their Families

Nov. 11 - Federal vs. Private Sector Employment
Nov. 12 - Vets@Medallia Fireside Chat on Tech Jobs
Nov. 12 - DC / Baltimore Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
Nov. 12 - Southern California Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

Nov. 11 - Workout of the Day for Warriors with Team RWB
Nov. 11 - Suicide Awareness Bike Ride Across North Carolina

Museums & Tours
Nov. 11 - Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony at National Veterans Memorial
Nov. 11 - Lejeune Memorial Gardens Guided Tours & Veterans Walk of Honor
Nov. 11 - National Museum of Health and Medicine Virtual Veterans Day Tour
Nov. 11 - They Served: Stories From Veterans w/ First Division Museum

Special Events:
Nov. 8-14 - Veterans Film Festival
Nov. 14 - Celebrating Veterans and the Arts: A Virtual Concert

Food & Meals:
Nov. 11 - Veterans Coffee Hour Fargo, North Dakota
Nov. 12 - Soldiers' Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distribution Detroit, Michigan
Nov. 13 - Soldiers' Angels Veteran Food Distribution Charleston
Nov. 13 - Drive Through Veterans Appreciation Event Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nov. 13 - Soldiers' Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distribution Denver, Colorado


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