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Veterans Day Across the Valley

Veterans Day is quickly approaching and there are multiple events to choose from to celebrate veterans.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Veteran's Day, which is on Wednesday, November 11, is approaching quickly and we've put together a list of events happening across the Tennessee Valley for you to celebrate the veterans.

The City of Decatur will honor those who have served with an inaugural Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, at 12:00 p.m., weather permitting. Proceedings will be conducted on the front lawn of Decatur City Hall.

The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site will collaborate with several National Park Services sites to host a virtual programming on its Facebook page on November 11, 2020 beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST. Virtual events will feature programming from the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, and Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

Freebies and deals for veterans (check your location to make sure they are participating):

  • Applebee's
    Free meal from a special menu when they dine in
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Free order of 10 boneless wings and fries when they dine-in or order takeout at participating locations
  • Chili's
    Free email from a select menu inside restaurants only
  • Cici's Pizza
    Free adult buffet at participating locations. Drink is not included
  • Dunkin' Donuts
    Free donut in-store at participating locations
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburger
    Free combo meal cards for veterans and active-duty military who visit a Freddy's location Wednesday. The cards are good through Nov. 30. 
  • Golden Corral
    Restaurants will hand out free meal and beverage cards during the month of November. These can be redeemed through May 31 for lunch or dinner, Monday through Thursday
  • Great Clips
    Free haircut Wednesday for veterans and active duty or pick up a free haircut card. Also, non-veterans who get a haircut Wednesday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
  • Krispy Kreme
    Free donut of their choice and coffee
  • Logan's Roadhouse
    Free meal from the American Roadhouse menu between 3 and 6 p.m. at participating locations
  • Metro Diner
    50% off breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Outback Steakhouse
    Free Bloomin' Onion and Coca-Cola for dine-in or to-go orders
  • Sport Clips
    Free haircut Wednesday. Search for participating stores and hours at www.sportclips.com.
  • Starbucks
    Free tall hot brewed coffee
  • Texas Roadhouse
    This restaurant will hand out dinner vouchers in its parking lots from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans can then use their vouchers whenever they choose until June 2021.
  • TopGolf
    Through its ongoing Heroes Program, active-duty military and veterans, get 10% off Topgolf gameplay, 20% discount on select monthly memberships and a 10% discount on events.
  • Twin Peaks
    Veterans can choose between free chicken tenders, Carolina pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger or the wedge
  • Wendy's
    Free small breakfast combo from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Florence Mayor Andy Betterton and Lauderdale County Chairman Danny Pettus have announced the annual Veterans Day program. The ceremony will be held at the Florence-Lauderdale County Veterans Memorial at 301 Veterans Park Drive, north of Wilson Dam. The number of attendees is not restricted. However, seating will is limited. Standing room will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. Social distancing and face masks are required.

Enjoy a drive-by Veterans Day parade that will be happening Wednesday, November 11 in Huntsville. The parade is for veterans at Tut Fann Veterans Home. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. The parade will enter through the exit of Tut Fann Veterans Home. Vehicles will drive past the veterans who will be seated along the front of the building. All participants must remain in vehicles during the parade and participants are encouraged to decorate vehicles patriotically and wave flags.

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