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
▪ 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
▪ 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