Nov. 11, 2013— -- In honor of Veterans Day, businesses across the country are offering discounts and deals to show their gratitude to those who have served in the U.S. military.
Make sure to bring your military or veteran identification to take advantage.
Feeling like a free cup of joe? Starbucks is serving up a free, tall brewed coffee for vets, active duty military personnel and their spouses to say, "Thank you," according to its website.
Veterans can fill up on all-you-can-eat stacks of buttermilk pancakes from Denny's for free until 2 p.m. at participating restaurants. The deal also applies to those on active or inactive duty.
Restaurants offering deals to veterans include California Pizza Kitchen, where any menu pizza is free. Check out Chili's, Golden Corral, Olive Garden and Red Robin for other Veterans Day deals.
Applebee's is letting vets and active military duty choose a free entrée from its "Thank You Meal" menu, as long as they show proof of military service.
In addition, Hooters invites all veterans, as well as current servicemen and women, for a free meal up to $10.99 in value, as long as they buy a drink.
Not feeling like dining out? Vets can get a free whole chicken with the purchase of any Family Meal at Boston Market.
For dessert, servicemen can head to Krispy Kreme and present their military ID or wear their uniform for a free doughnut and a small coffee at participating locations.
Today is the last day for current and former military personnel, as well as their families, to head to J.C. Penney to earn 20 percent off their in-store purchases.
Even if you haven't served in the military, national parks nationwide are waiving their entrance fees to commemorate the holiday.