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Local businesses serving up deals for Veteran’s Day

Army veteran David Rhoades smiles as his wife straightens his medals during the Military Appreciation Day tailgate at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday. Rhoades served from 1949-1952.
Army veteran David Rhoades smiles as his wife straightens his medals during the Military Appreciation Day tailgate at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday. Rhoades served from 1949-1952. adrey@centredaily.com

Veterans have made America great again and again and again.

America is trying to make Veterans Day great for them. Here are a few deals local businesses are serving up on Friday.

▪ Texas Roadhouse is offering a free lunch for active, former or retired military only. The Veterans Day special lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A military ID, Veterans Affairs Card or discharge papers are required to select a free entree and soft drink or tea from the specified Veterans Lunch menu.

▪ The Gentleman’s Salon at 421 E. Beaver Ave. in State College is offering free haircuts to military. The salon takes both appointments and walk-ins, and is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

▪ Denny’s is inviting active, inactive and retired military to build their own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon. The Grand Slam includes four breakfast items, such as pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, hash browns and more. A military ID is required.

▪ Applebee’s in State College is offering a free meal from a limited menu. The special lasts 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Items on the menu include but are not limited to the restaurant’s classic burger, chicken and penne, meat and potatoes and chicken tenders.

▪ Chipotle in State College is serving up a buy-one-get-one deal for a small burrito, bowl or salad from 3 p.m. to close with proof of service. The offer is extended to veterans, active military and military spouses.

▪ Primanti Bros. is offering veterans and active military a free sandwich from 4 p.m. to close.

▪ Sheetz is giving current and former military a free 6-inch turkey sub and regular fountain drink. Equipped locations are also offering a free car wash.

▪ Starbucks is pouring a free tall brewed coffee for veterans and active military.

▪ Home Depot and Lowes provide 10 percent discounts to active and former military year round. A military ID is required.

▪ A free “Champions of Freedom” luncheon will be held 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Mountain View Country Club at 100 Elks Club Road in Boalsburg. It’s open to veterans and their families. Those interested can register by calling 364-1412.

Veterans Day Ceremonies

Friday

▪ Free admission for veterans and their families — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg

▪ Ceremony — 11 a.m., Centre County Courthouse, Bellefonte

Saturday

▪ World War II Memorial Flagpole dedication ceremony — 9:30 a.m., Sigma Pi Fraternity, 303 Fraternity Row

▪ Freedom 5K for PTSD — 11 a.m., Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State

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