Veterans day became a national holiday in 1938. November 11th is the anniversary of World War I. Veterans Day shows appreciation and recognizes those who have been willing to give their lives and served in their country’s armed forces.
Because Veterans Day is a federal holiday, many people receive the day off of work and school. There are many way that you can show your appreciation to our veterans. The first and most important way is to thank any veteran for their service if you see them.
Many businesses and restaurants offer specials or free meals to veterans on this day. The community also shows its appreciation by organizing ceremonies and events to honor our veterans or raise money for various organizations.
Veterans Day Local Events!
National Veterans Day Run
The 4th Annual Spokane Veterans Day is a 11K, 5K, or 1-mile walk. The race will begin on 11/12/2016 at 7:11 AM. The race packet pickup will take place at Runners Soul @ 10208 N Division Spokane, WA 99218. The race will take place at Riverfront Park at the Looff Carrousel @ 507 North Howard Street Spokane, WA 99201.
There will be a pre-race ceremony honoring veterans. The participants will receive a commemorative event pin, finshers medal for distances 5K & above, finishers ribbon for 1-mile and supporters. There will be finish-line refreshments and a post race awards ceremony following the race.
Wellpinit Veterans Day Powwow
Veterans Day Program
Felts Field Aviation Center @ 6205 E Rutter Ave Spokane, WA 99212. This is a FREE program to attend starting at 1 PM with a special guest performance by the choir of Meadow Ridge Elementary School and many others. Everyone is welcomed!
Veterans Day & Distinguished Veteran Ceremonies
In the city of Hayden ID there will be a ceremony to honor all those who have served. It will begin at 11 Am at the PFC Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of Hayden City Hall. The Distinguished Veteran Award will be presented as well as the ceremony followed by refreshments. For more information call Jennifer Arrotta at (208) 209-1080.
Veterans Day Celebration
Taking place at Union Gospel Mission Inland Northwest, the students from Valley Christian School will put on a special program in the UGM chapel to honor veterans. This will take place at 10:45 AM
Northern Quest Resort & Casino Giveaway
Northern Quest Resort & Casino will be having a Veterans Day Giveaway. They will be giving away $250 every 15 minutes between 1-3 PM and again from 5-7 PM. Winners who are US military, retired or reservists will win $500.
NRA Banquet Flag Ceremony
Boy Scout Troop 764 will be holding a flag ceremony for NRA banquet at 5:50 PM at Davenport Memorial Hall.
Veterans Day Concert
CFHE Veterans Day Assembly
Taking place at the North Spokane Library @ 44 E Hawthorne Rd. Spokane WA, 99218. The Christian Family Home Educators are hosting a public workshop for the public to learn about the history and meaning of Veterans Day. It will be a day to celebrate Veterans day and here from local Veterans. It starts at 11 AM – 12:30 PM.
Honoring Our Veterans
There will be a Veterans Ceremony at the Gonzaga John J. Hemmingson Center @ 702 E Desmet Ave, Spokane, Washington. There will be serveral displays located throughout the rotunda and main street with facts and information regarding Veterans. The Ceremony itself will include speakers representing Gonzaga Staff, faculty, and students.
Each Time You Tell Their Story
Post Falls High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble will be putting on a Veterans Day Concert at Post Falls High School @ 2832 E Poleline Ave, Post Falls ID 83877. The Concert will start at 7PM-8:30PM.
21 Locations for Free Food For Veterans!
- Dinner is free for current and former service members and their spouses; donation accepted for all others.
- Free Meal for Veterans
- Free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes for veterans and active military.
- Free Meal for Veterans & Active Military
- Free Breakfast which includes a doughnut and small coffee. Dine in only.
- Veterans and Active Military can receive a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomeless Fries.
- Veterans and Active Military receive a free meal.
- All Veterans & Military Personnel can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5 AM – Noon.
- Free Bloomin Onion and Beverage to all Military Personnel & Veterans. Also includes military discount of 15% from Nov 12- December 31st, 2016.
- From 5 PM – 9 PM all Military Personnel and Veterans will receive free meals and beverage.
- Free appetizer or dessert to any Veterans and Military Personnel from Nov 10th – Nov 11th
- Free Meal Valued up to $12.95
- Free Veterans Day meals for Lunch for Veterans and Active Military.
- Free Appetizers & Desserts to Veterans & Active Military
- Eligible tables also receive 10% off total check
- Free Lunch for all Veterans & Active Duty Military from 11 AM – 2 PM
- Free Pizza for all Veterans & Active Military Members from 11 Am to 2 PM.
- Free Magnificent Seven for all Veterans
- Free Meal includes a Two Meat BBQ Salute.
Buffalo Wild Wings
- All Veterans and Active Military receive a free order of wings and a side of fries.
- Any menu item free for Veterans & Active Military for a value up to $11.99
- Free Pizza or Salad to all Veterans & Active Military
*Please make sure to check with your local establishment to make sure that they are a participating location and check to see if you will need military identification to receive the offers.