This Veterans Day, local and chain businesses are giving veterans a pat on the back by offering free deals.
Military service veterans get free admission to the USS Midway Museum from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11.
Active service members and veterans are also eligible for 50-percent-off admission to SeaWorld San Diego. The offer is available through Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and you must visit the park by Dec. 21.
Many chain restaurants also are offering a free meal on a special menu on Veterans Day. Participating include Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Chili’s, California Pizza Kitchen and Hooters.
Get your caffeine buzz for free at Starbucks, which is offering tall brewed coffee for vets, active military members and their spouses.
Head to Krispy Kreme for a doughnut with that coffee – it’s free at the chain on Nov. 11.
National Parks throughout the country also are waiving entry fees.
And finally, hundreds of car wash businesses in the United States, including several in San Diego, are offering free car washes on Vets Day.