Veteran’s Day 2016: Deals & Meals & More for Vets


Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, a national day to recognize and honor those who have provided military service to our nation. See the video below for an interesting history of the holiday. It’s a federal holiday so most federal offices are closed. Most state and local government offices are closed too, along with banks and schools. If in doubt, check with local officials and businesses about whether they are opened. Most retail operations are open.

Here’s a good way to spend the day: All national parks and public lands are free on Friday for Veterans Day; some also waive any parking fees. Find parks that normally charge a fee by state here.

Many businesses offer veterans free meals, discounts, sales and deals – you can find an updated list at the link.

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