Veterans Day is Sunday November 11th and in Central NY there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or even a free meal. Also, the NFL is getting into the patriotic spirit with their 'Salute To Service' games.

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I'd like to see car wash companies here in Central NY do what all of Mike’s 41 car was locations in Indiana are doing, free car washes.

Now here at home, tell the Vets you know that on Sunday & Monday Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer to our Vets with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.

Also, Applebee’s  is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Sunday, Nov. 11th. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.

It's Denny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, again this year on Nov. 12th. Vets enjoy free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. This is good for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. The offer is available at Denny's in North Utica and in every Denny’s restaurant nationwide.

At Little Caesars Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12th in Utica, Rome, Mohawk and Oneida they are  honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service. This offer is also good at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.

It's a whole week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Nov. 7 through  Nov. 11 at the Outback! Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID.

Select Subway Restaurants will offer a FREE six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only on November 11, 2012 at participating local Subway restaurants, Military ID or proof of service required. Note: Subway® Restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call ahead for participation and times.

In conclusion, we at Lite 98.7 salute those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives you a collective thanks!