Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies
Restaurants Abuelo’s Mexican Food Applebees Chili’s Golden Corral Hooters Krispy Kreme McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Outback Steakhouse UNO Chicago Grill Texas Roadhouse T.G.I. Friday’s Retail The Dollar General Home Depot Lowe’s Sam’s Club Amazon.com Cabela’s Outdoor Store Build-a-Bear Workshop Fashion Bug Sports Clips Haircuts Foot Locker
Abuelo’s Mexican Food- Abuelo’s offerings vary by region, be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included.
Applebees- All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day.
Chili’s— Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited six item menu on Veterans Day.
Golden Corral— Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on November 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters— All Veterans and active duty eat free. The free entrees must be selected from a special Veterans Day menu.
Krispy Kreme– All active-duty, retirees & veterans get a free doughnut on Veterans Day. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is par-ticipating.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants— Participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space available basis, online reservations are highly recommended.
Outback Steakhouse— Veterans and active-duty military get a complimen-tary Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day.
UNO Chicago Grill— UNO is offering a Buy One Get One free offer to Service members or Veterans with a military or veteran I.D. or in uniform or with a photo of themselves in uniform. The Veterans Day BOGO offer includes a free entree or individual pizza, with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value.
Texas Roadhouse– Free meal from opening until 4pm. on Veterans Day. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.
The Dollar General— Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families will receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store circular ads or by asking a sales associate. – Veterans and Service members Buy one get one free from Nov 11–14. Contact your nearest location for more details on their Veterans Day BOGO offer.
Home Depot— Offers a 10 percent discount to all Veterans during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Lowe’s— All veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The offer is available in stores only and is limited to in-stock and special-order purchases of up to $5,000.
Sam’s Club— Sam’s give away 36,000 collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam’s Club will require membership for this offer, but proof of service may be necessary.
Amazon.com– Free ―Veterans Day Honor‖ MP3 album download. The album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Cabela’s Outdoor Store– Offers their employee discount to all veterans, active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel November 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.
Build-a-Bear Workshop– Members of the armed services including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps, will receive a 20% discount November 11-15 on any one transaction at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Fashion Bug– 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.
Sports Clips Haircuts- The men’s hair salon chain is offering a free haircut to active military and veterans on Veterans Day.
Foot Locker— Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports — even on sale items.
THE QUARTERDECK IS CLOSING
Thank you for visiting the USS America CVA’s website. To all who have posted and answered messages on the Quarterdeck the Board of Directors wishes to thank you for your participation in making The Quarterdeck the success that it was. Unfortunately The Quarterdeck is no longer available for posting or answering messages. The easy access to The Quarterdeck that allowed our members to share memories and to connect with shipmates and friends also allowed unscrupulous people to post messages advertising websites and services that have nothing to do with the CVA and cast a bad image on our Association. In the last few months this activity has been overwhelming. Rather than continue to delete these posts and ban the people posting them the Board of Directors has decided to lock The Quarterdeck preventing any new posts. Members of The Quarterdeck can still access The Crews Lounge and Ships Log for the purpose of reading the Topics that are already posted there.
The Board of Directors would also like to remind everyone that we have over one thousands members on Facebook and we strongly encourage you to join us there.
Now TAPS, TAPS, lights out.
All Hands turn into your own bunks and maintain silence about the decks…………………
VETERAN'S DAY PARADE
NEW YORK CITY
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE USS AMERICA CARRIER VETERANS ASSOCIATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FIRST RECIPIENT OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP, MATT FLEISCHER, SON OF RICH AND LINDA FLEISCHER, HAS GRADUATED FROM THE CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, CLASS OF 2009 WITH A DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO SEE THE SCHOLARSHIP PUT TO SUCH GOOD USE. CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG MAN.
A note from Brookwood Elementary
Thank you so much for all of your support. The USS America CVA really does make a difference in our children’s lives. Our school changed a lot this year. We added about 200 students and now have about 100 staff members, since becoming a Title I school. I am still running the after school art/self esteem group with our art teacher. We ran two sessions this year and Mickey was kind enough to give us a little money so we could buy supplies. Thank you for your kind offer, I will speak to Mickey in the fall to see if there are any extra funds available. With the economy the way it is these days we have many struggling families and many families in shared housing situations, which is an added stress for all. The support of the USS America CVA throughout the years has made a great impact on so many of our students. Thank you and may God continue you watch and guide over all of you.
Gaye G. Reid
Professional School Counselor
Brookwood Elementary School
VETERAN'S DAY 2008
USS AMERICA CARRIER VETERAN'S ASSOC. Pass the reviewing stand during the New York City Veteran's Day Parade.
AMERICA WILL SAIL AGAIN
Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter has announced that the new LHA(R) will be named AMERICA. This proud new ship will be designated USS AMERICA LHA-6 and is expected to come on line in 2012. The announcement was made June 27th 2008 during the reunion banquet hosted by the USS AMERICA Carrier Veterans Association in Jacksonville, Florida. Secretary Winter was the guest of honor at the banquet, which was also attended by Radm. Robert Fuller, AMERICA's 10th skipper, General Peter Pace, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and his wife Lynne and Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund.
In his speech, Secretary Winter reviewed the proud history of USS AMERICA CVA/CV-66 and applauded the patriotism and enthusiasm of AMERICA's former crewmembers. "AMERICA's veterans have much to be proud of and superb performance will always be associated with that name. It is with this extraordinary legacy in mind that I would like to take this opportunity to announce the name of what will be one of our crown jewels of our fleet. And so today, I am proud to announce that LHA-6, our newest assault ship, will carry on the proud legacy of her predecessor and be named AMERICA". Secretary Winter went on to announce that Lynne Pace, wife of General Peter Pace has accepted the invitation to serve as AMERICA's sponsor.
Secretary Winter's announcement successfully ended an almost four year effort by the USS AMERICA Carrier Veterans Association to have the name AMERICA once again sail the high seas. That effort began with the belief that the name AMERICA, above all others, should always be on a U.S. Navy ship. During this effort, we recieved input from many of the CVA membership, asking questions, making suggestions and helping to guide us in the right direction. Your contributions to this cause helped turn an idea into a reality. Four years from now, we will stand pier side and proudly watch as USS AMERICA LHA-6 is christened knowing that it was our unified effort that made it happen. This, more than anything else, reinforces our belief that together, we can accomplish just about anything, and it is you the membership, that makes the CVA work. The entire USS AMERICA Carrier Veterans Association offers our collective thanks to Secretary Winter for making this happen. We appreciate his patience with us over the years and ultimately, his decision to once again put the name AMERICA on a great Navy ship.
Tenth Anniversary of USS AMERICA’S Decommissioning
On Wednesday August 9, 2006, the Tenth Anniversary of USS AMERICA’S Decommissioning, the CVA held a wreath laying ceremony at The Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. to honor those who have gone on before us. The ceremony took place at the Statue of the Lone Sailor. Afterwards, in the Naval Heritage Center, there was a dedication of a plaque on the Commemorative Wall, in the memory of the USS AMERICA.
The Memorial Commemorative Wall, located inside the Naval Heritage Center, is publicly displayed and viewed by thousands of visitors, including veterans, families, friends, tourists and school children who visit Washington. We have been fortunate to have acquired a space on the wall next to the plaques of the USS LIBERTY. Since AMERICA first responded to the attack on the Liberty, there has been a bond between the two ships. We on the BOD felt it would be fitting that they be memorialized together.
The plaques on the wall are dedicated to ships, individuals, squadrons and battles. On this wall the USS AMERICA will have a place of honor well into the future.
The cost of the plaque was cover entirely by donations from members of the CVA.
Thank you all for your support.
Coordinates for the America
The United States Navy has released the Coordinates where the AMERICA slipped beneath the waves.
Connection between John Stennis, CVN-74 and USS America
The CVA has recently heard from the JOHN STENNIS CVN74. They have told us of a bond between the Stennis and AMERICA. It seems the Stennis inherited the AMERICA's wheel, silver and the call sign COURAGE. There is a display onboard honoring the AMERICA. We have set up some photos of the current tour of duty for the Stennis and a copy of the Newsletter "The Statesman" from the ship. This issue tells the story of the bond between the two ships.
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