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Local businesses honoring veterans with deals and discounts


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - On this Veteran's Day, many local businesses are showing their appreciation by offering discounts and other items at retailers and restaurants.

Staff at The Bar on Holmgren Way say they're getting ready to entertain a group of VIPs on Sunday. But, it's not the usual crowd of Packers fans they're looking forward to welcome.

"All day for Veteran's Day, we are going to give a free meal for every veteran that comes in with a military ID, up to a $10 value,” Owner Brett Mathews tells FOX 11.

Besides local places like The Bar, chain restaurants like Applebee's, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and others are also offering discounts for service members.

Whether stopping by to get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants offering a free meal, or perhaps picking up some things to do a bit of home improvement, businesses say giving a small discount is the least they can do for those who gave so much to our country.

"We kind of step out of our way and thank them for their service. We stop and shake their hand and tell them we really appreciate what they've done for us, allowing us to have the freedom we have,” Mike Hesler, the manager at Home Depot on Green Bay’s west side, told FOX 11.

Hesler says his store goes beyond a 10 percent off discount this weekend for veterans. It is displaying flags for each branch of the service along the main aisle.

Other retailers offering discounts include Build-a-Bear Workshop, Lowe’s, and Old Navy.

All national parks, forests and monuments have free admission on Veterans Day, which is Sunday, November 11.

A valid military ID is required to receive most discounts. Check with individual businesses for more details