Every November, the 11th is set aside to recognize those who served the United States in its Armed Forces with Veterans Day.
Many communities feature programs for Vets, including the 6:30 p.m. program today at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West, hosted by the St. Michael-Albertville School District and the St. Michael American Legion.
Several businesses are getting in on the act with a salute to Veterans, offering free merchandise, service or food.
Here’s a look (nearest location in parenthesis):
Minnesota Zoo – free admission today
Starbucks Coffee (Rogers, Monticello Target, Maple Grove) – free cup of coffee
Krispy Kreme – free doughnut and coffee
TGI Fridays (Maple Grove) – free meal
Applebee’s (Rogers, Monticello) – free meal
Chili’s (Plymouth) – free meal
Chick-fli-A (Maple Grove) – free meal
Meineke Car Care (Minneapolis, Ham Lake or Burnsville) – Free oil change
Einstein Brothers Bagels (Plymouth) – bagel deals and coffee
Kuyper iPad and iPhone Repair (Albertville) – 10 bucks off if you mention ad.
Denny’s (Otsego) – Meal specials, coffee
IHOP (Maple Grove) – Red, white and blue pancakes are free for Vets
Great Clips (Albertville) – Free cut for Veterans … and it’s doesn’t have to be military cut.
Forte Music (Albertville) – free registration for Veterans AND their families for music lessons ($25 value)
Boondox (Otsego) – 50 percent off meal with valid ID.
Willy McCoy’s (Albertville) – meal specials for Vets and 2-for-1 drinks for all.
I’ll keep updating the list as we get more deals. And of course, a big THANK YOU to all who have served on behalf of North Wright County Today and our sponsors.