Saturday, November 18, 2017

Open Season: What's the Plan?

Four types of plans are available during this year’s Open Season, the annual period when Postal Service employees can make changes to their health coverage.
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), which provide care from plan physicians and hospitals located in particular geographic or service areas

Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), which offer fee-for-service plans that allow employees to choose physicians, hospitals and other health care providers within a network

Consumer-Driven Health Plans (CDHPs), which give users freedom in spending health care dollars and offer employer-funded health reimbursement arrangements that may be used to pay certain up-front medical costs

High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs), which offer comprehensive coverage for high-cost medical procedures and a tax break to save for future medical expenses through health savings accounts

USPS encourages you to take time to learn about the available plans and find one that best fits your needs and the needs of your family.

The Open Season LiteBlue page has additional information, as well as access to Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans, a resource that can help you evaluate and compare specific plans.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Doral SSAs Earn Gold Star Awards

Recently, Miami Postmaster Enrique “Rick” Suarez (not pictured) thanked Sales and Services Associates Errol Carver (left) and Miguelina Jimenez (right) for providing outstanding service to their customers.  Carver and Jimenez earned a Gold Star Award for a perfect Retail Customer Experience (RCE) transaction at the Doral Branch.
“The Gold Star Award is a small token of appreciation to demonstrate that your achievements did not go unnoticed,” said Suarez.  “Thank you for all the excellent customer service you provide.”
Photo: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte

Fort Lauderdale Trio Earns Praise

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left) presented Certificates of Appreciation to second from left, Building Equipment Mechanic Raymond Thompson, Custodial Laborer Gail Thompson and Building Equipment Mechanic Marc Carroll.

“I appreciate everything you do every day. Thank you,” said Guiney.
Manager, Customer Service Operations Joe Marrone (second from right) and A/Supervisor, Customer Services Jan Wendell (far right) also shared their appreciation for a job well done. 
Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Celebrating Loxahatchee Veterans

Loxahatchee employees (above) were proud to pay homage to America’s finest men and women who gave their lives in defense of freedom, as Abraham Lincoln called the “last full measure of devotion” in the fight for our liberty.

From left, Loxahatchee Postmaster Jen Leon; Supervisor, Customer Services Patrick Samedy; Clerk Harvey Rejouis; Supervisor, Customer Services Barbara Bear; Rural Carrier Associate Mitchell Baer; and American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Shop Steward Monika Topa celebrate Veterans Day.
Loxahatchee Postmaster Jen Leon read the following letter from Postmaster General/Chief Executive Officer Megan J. Brennan to veterans:

"Veterans Day provides our nation with the opportunity to recognize brave patriots – courageous individuals like you and your 113,000 colleagues who have served our country two ways; first in the Armed Forces and now through the United States Postal Service.

Thank you for your service to the nation, protecting our freedoms both here and abroad. The Postal Service is honored to have you among our employees, and we are proud to be the nation’s largest civilian employer of veterans.

While we remember our veterans all year round, Veterans Day is a special occasion to salute you for all you have done to keep our democracy safe. Please accept this veteran’s lapel pin as a token of profound gratitude for the sacrifices you have made for the United States. It is a sign of respect to you, and a symbol of your tremendous patriotism and dedication to public service.

I am honored to pay tribute to your hard work and commitment, and on behalf of all 640,000 Postal Service employees, thank you for everything you do each day."

Loxahatchee employees enjoyed the above "Honoring Our Veterans" cake.

Photos: Dolly Noriega

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

There's a New Face in MPOO Area 7

Brian A. Frazier, A/MPOO Area 7

The South Florida Postal Family welcomes Brian A. Frazier as Acting Manager, Post Office Operations Area 7.

In this position, effective November 13, Frazier is  administratively responsible for approximately 1,900 employees who work in Post Offices in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce, Hialeah, Lake Worth, Miami Beach, and Port St. Lucie. He also will oversee operations at these locations. 
Frazier began his career as a Part-Time Flexible Letter Carrier in Harrisonburg, VA, in 1994. In 2000, he joined the managerial ranks with a promotion to Supervisor, Customer Services, Chapel Hill, NC, and was promoted to positions of increased responsibility and level throughout his career. In 2003, Frazier served as Postmaster, Moorefield, WVA, and in 2005, as Station Manager, Charleston, SC. Three years later, he was promoted to Postmaster, Rockingham, NC, and in 2012, to Postmaster, Beckley, WVA.

In 2015 Frazier was promoted to Postmaster, Vero Beach, FL, which is his current position in the Suncoast District.

“Brian’s exceptional postal knowledge and experience will be an asset to our district,” said A/District Manager Steve Hardin. “Please join me in wishing him continued success in this detail assignment.”

Photo: Jose Puig

Royal Palm P&DC Thanks Veterans

Royal Palm P&DC Tour 2 recognized and celebrated its veterans with a feast of barbecued chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and rolls. After lunch, employees gathered on the front lawn for the above patriotic photo opportunity. In the below photo, Senior Plant Manager Henry Dominguez (left) thanked Supervisor, Maintenance Operations Kenny Franz for his service in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary  FSO-CM. Photos: Bridget Taylor 

More Miami Veterans Recognition

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Branch veterans recognized front row, from left, Clerk Issac Buie, Letter Carrier Darryl Fisher, and Maintenance Custodian Yafid Safi. Back row, from left, Letter Carriers Torre Dunston, Vegnec Albert, Horace Davis, and Terry Clark.

Doral Branch Manager, Customer Services Jeannie Burgos (left) and Supervisor, Customer Services Maria Barbosa (right) thanked Custodian David Rivera (center) for his military service.

Miami Ludlam Branch Manager, Customer Services Vicente Perez-Melendez (left), a veteran himself, honored Letter Carrier Carey Wilson for his service. 
Miami Ludlam Branch Manager, Customer Services Vicente Perez-Melendez (second, left) honored Letter Carrier Wicher Morales (second from right) for his service. Letter Carriers Rey Millares (far left) and Alex Pinera (far right) also thanked Morales for his service.  

Photos: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Saluting Our Miami Veterans

Miami Postmaster Enrique Suarez, met with all Miami Customer Services Managers before Veterans Day. He wanted to meet with his direct reports to honor them for their service in front of their peers. He also encouraged them to honor all the veterans at each of their units and said, “Thanks to those who have served and those who continue to serve today, we can sleep peacefully at night. The brave men and women know the risks, but they accept them in many cases so we don’t have to.”

Quail Heights Branch honored veterans, Front Row, from left, Letter Carriers Marlon Diaz and Luis Torres. Back Row, from left, Letter Carriers, Kim Rivers, Cristobal Rivera, Larry Jackson, Robert Campbell, Jackie Warren, Nilda Cardenas, and Anastasio Del Oso; and Manager, Customer Services Mario Bossano.  Not pictured: Letter Carriers George Abreu; George Bullard; Jimmie Foreman; Wayne Freeman; Vonnie Harps; Claudia Lozano; Adolfo Martinez; Eduardo Noguera; Vidal Rivera; Kim Rivers, Sr.; Eduardo Sasso; and Roy Stevens; City Carrier Assistant Edwin White; Custodians Mark McKinney, Sr., and Joseph Sloane, Jr. 

Coconut Grove Station veterans recognized from left, Letter Carrier Rogelio Landers (kneeling), Harold Gray, Christopher Griffin, Darryl Johnson, Elbert Price, Raul Diaz and Francisco Rodriguez.  Not Pictured: Darryl K. Johnson and Kenneth Strigle.  
County Line Annex honored its veterans with a recognition ceremony. Pictured from left, , Letter Carriers Joseph C. Jackson, Elston Bradshaw, Randy Landes, John Campbell, Luther Frank,  Andrew Johnson III, Orlando Atencio, and Marcos Alume. 
Snapper Creek Branch Manager, Customer Services Yolanda Ambrose (center) honored their veteran employees. Pictured from left are Letter Carriers Eddie Hernandez (kneeling), Lucy Cortez (far right). Second Row, from left, Letter Carriers Carlos Gomez-Sossa, Eduardo Samper, Jose Perez, and Myron Stinson; Sales and Services/Distribution Clerk Raymond Stuminski; and Letter Carriers Kevin Whitehead and Brian Feinberg. Back Row, from left, Sales and Services/Distribution Associate Jerlene Slaughter; Letter Carriers Dale Johnson, Helmuth Martinez, Kenneth Kapka, Renero Dieppa and Glenn Johnson. Not pictured: Letter Carriers Scott Borsody;  Gregory Daise, Jr.; Frank Duarte; Simon Frayberg; Sam Herrera; Katrina Love; Carlos Obregon; Jerry Pruitt; Yuniel Rodriguez; Luis Romero; and Ricardo Zanetti.

More veterans recognition photos will be posted later in the week.

Photos: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte

WPB Veterans are #PostalProud


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Recognizing a Career Milestone in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left), along with A/Supervisor, Customer Services Jan Wendell (right) thanked Laborer/Custodian Richard Bernardo (center) for his 30 years of service. Bernardo received a Service Award and pin for this career milestone. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Recognition

Acting Plant Manager, West Palm Beach Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) Ronald Ralph (center) personally thanked his supervisors for their military service. From left, Supervisor, Maintenance Operations Theresa Lewis; Manager, Maintenance Operations Support Bridgette Billue; Network Specialist Constance Bradley; Ralph; and Supervisors, Maintenance Operations Robert Killebrew; Barrington Walters; and John Davis. Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

Manager, Customer Service Operations Gilberto Vega (left) presented Certificates of Appreciation and a veterans recognition coin to Wst Palm Beach Main Office veterans. Next to Vega are Lead Retail Associate Kenneth Perry; Manager, Customer Services Lesly Jerome; and Retail Associate Eileen Meginley. Photo: West Palm Beach Customer Relations Coordinator Curlita Rogers-Saunders

From left, Fort Lauderdale Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) Technnician Tim Leathers, Mailing Requirements Clerk Jany Dalrymple, BMEU Technician Albert Bakari, and Supervisor, Business Mail Entry Unit Warren Clarke gathered to celebrate their years of military service. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman
Inverrary Branch Supervisor, Customer Services Steve Santarcangelo (far right) thanked his employees for their military service. Veterans, from left, included Letter Carriers Jimmy Johnson, Carl Bullard, Bernard Gipson, Chris Johnson, John Zona, and Miguel Vera. Not pictured: Letter Carrier Vonette Grant. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Fort Lauderdale Main Office Carrier Annex veterans were recognized for their service. Acting Manager, Customer Services Jordan Beabout, a veteran himself, personally thanked each employee. From left,  Letter Carriers Jorge Torres-Jaiman, Ernest Sylvain, Jeffrey Morris, Jimmy Raphael, Elliott Saunders, Dino Martes, Eunice Roman, and Elliott Frasier; and Beabout. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Delivering Mail in World War II

Loyd Leatherman, 90, recently recalled his experiences delivering mail abroad the USS Oglethorpe during World War II. Images: ABC

Loyd Leatherman took his job as a Navy sailor seriously during World War II — but just as important was his job delivering the mail.

Leatherman, now 90, was one of about 56,000 postal personnel who served in the U.S. armed forces during the war.
From 1944-1946, his home was the USS Oglethorpe, a massive Navy cargo ship. He still remembers his captain explaining mail’s crucial role in building the sailors’ morale.

“He said, ‘I want you to understand, from my point of view, the mail is the most important thing on this ship,’” Leatherman recalled last week in an ABC News report.
Sailors looked forward to receiving the handwritten letters from loved ones that Leatherman delivered.

“Every time I got back to the ship with all this mail, they could hardly wait for me to get it sorted and get it out to them,” he said.
Although Leatherman never fought in battle, he was constantly surrounded by potentially dangerous situations.

A Japanese spy plane once shot and killed his friend as they were walking on the ship’s deck, he said.
“He got a bullet in his heart and his heart exploded. He was dead before he hit the deck. And I never got a scratch,” Leatherman said.

After the war, Leatherman applied for a postal position in his hometown of Rand, CO. The Post Office wasn’t hiring at the time, so he found another job as a jewelry salesman.

Today, Leatherman, a widower and father of two children, lives in Denver, where his small apartment is filled with mementos and cherished memories of his wartime contributions.

“We delivered the good news, basically,” he said.

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Celebrating Our Veterans

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (second row, left) thanked veterans who work at the Fort Lauderdale Main Office and the South Florida District Office during a special presentation in their honor.

“For more than two centuries, the Postal Service has been one of America’s largest employers of veterans.  Today, I am proud to say we have more than 100,000 veterans in our ranks,” said Guiney. “When your country asked for your help, you stepped up and answered the call to duty. You joined the nation’s elite one percent of the population who wear the uniform. You performed a difficult, sometimes thankless, job, in sometimes harsh and dangerous conditions --- all to protect our nation and the values we hold so dear.  You honor us with your presence.  Thank you.”

During the presentation, Guiney also referenced an excerpt from John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address on January 20, 1961:

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.  This we pledge and more.”

Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11

Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day, one of six days during the year all postal facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag.  The U.S. flag and POW-MIA flag should be flown at full staff.

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.  

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. 

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. 

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on November 11. 

Since the U.S. Postal Service began issuing stamps more than 150 years ago, many have commemorated veterans and accomplishments by our military.  For more information, refer to Publication 528, “Veterans and the Military on Stamps” at and Publication 529, “World War II: A History of Stamps” at

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thanking Oakland Park Veterans

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left, in suit) and Fort Lauderdale Manager, Customer Service Operations Joe Marrone (center, in suit) visited the Oakland Park Branch to thank veterans for their military and postal service. Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Kelly Worthman

Open Season Virtual Benefits Fair

Postal employees can participate in an online virtual benefits fair throughout this year’s Open Season,  which runs from Nov. 13-Dec. 11.

The fair offers information about the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) and Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP),  as well as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

Employees can log into the fair site 24/7 during open season to visit virtual booths, watch instructional videos and participate in educational seminars.

Additionally, employees can participate in live chats with experts on two dates: Monday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EST each day.

Long Term Care Partners, the company that manages the FLTCIP, is organizing the fair.

Participation is voluntary and off-the-clock. Employees can register at the FLTCIP site at

For more information about this year’s Open Season, visit the Open Season LiteBlue page at

Attention All Veterans

A List of Veterans Day Free Meals
Updated November 3, 2017 (New entries are noted by * next to name)
Here is your guide to all the great Veterans Day free meals! We thank you for your service. Below are all the popular restaurants that are giving away free meals and discounts to veterans on Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017).

If you're not seeing your favorite restaurant from last year, they may still be participating but haven't gotten back with their 2017 information.
Please read through my Veterans Day Free Meals FAQ for important information you need to know before getting your freebie or free meal, like military qualifications, restaurant participation details, and lots more.

You can find even more freebies for vets on my list of Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts for 2017. Here you'll find freebies like free haircuts, car washes, and even hotel stays.
Applebee's Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Stop into a participating Applebee's on Saturday, November 11, 2017 to get your Veterans Day free meal. Check out the link for everything you need to know about this Veterans Day free meal, including what sorts of ID they consider valid, the full list of menu items you get to choose from, which is eligible, etc.
Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal at Applebee's Including Meal Options

BJ’s Restaurant
BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse Veterans Day Free Meal (November 10-11, 2017)
BJ's will be giving free meals to veterans both the day before and the day of Veterans Day, valued up to $12.95. Please contact your local BJ's to get details on their Veterans Day promotion before heading out. A military ID or other proof of service is required.  
Here are More Details on the BJ's Veterans Day Free Meal
Bob Evans Bob Evans Free Meal on Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Veterans and active military personnel can stop into any Bob Evans location at any time on Saturday, November 11, to receive free breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Choices include Stack of Hotcakes; Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast; Country Biscuit Breakfast; Mini Sampler Breakfast; Farm Boy Sandwich; or Country Fried Steak Dinner.

You'll need to bring proof of military service to get your Veterans Day free meal. This can include a U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), or a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.
Bonefish Grill
Bonefish Grill Free Veterans Day Appetizer (November 11, 2017)
In honor of Veterans Day, Bonefish Grill is giving out free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to veterans and military members on Saturday, November 11, 2017. To get this offer, make sure you visit Bonefish Grill with your proof of service, like your military ID. You may instead wear your military uniform. It's possible that not all locations are participating, so be sure to contact your local Bonefish Grill before heading out so you can verify that they are. 

California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen Free Veterans Day Meal (November 11, 2017)
California Pizza Kitchen is having a Veterans Day free meal as well, and both veterans and those in active military duty can take advantage. Stop by a participating California Pizza Kitchen location on Saturday, November 11, 2017, to choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu when you dine-in. You'll need come in uniform or bring your military ID or another proof of service in order to redeem this offer.

Carrabba's Free Appetizer for Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
If you are a veteran or active military member, you can stop by a Carrabba’s near you and get a free appetizer of your choice on Saturday, November 11. There's no purchase necessary or coupon required; you just need to bring military ID or come in your uniform.

Cicis Free Veterans Day Buffet (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Anyone with an active or retired military ID can get a free buffet at Cicis on November 11 for Veterans Day. This includes pizza, salad, desserts, and more. Make sure to mention this Veterans Day free food offer when you visit your local Cicis on Sat., Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Veterans Day Free Dessert (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
On Veterans Day, Cracker Barrel is giving veterans a Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert... for free!

Country Kitchen
Country Kitchen's Veterans Day Free Food (Friday, November 10, 2017)
Active duty military and veterans can stop by a participating Country Kitchen location on November 10, the day before Veterans Day, to get a free Country Scramble. This offer is only good on Friday the 10th if you can provide proof of military service.

Denny’s *
Stop by Denny's on Friday, November 10, 2017, and all active, non-active, and retired military personnel can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5:00 AM to Noon.
Details of the Free Veterans Day Breakfast at Denny's
This menu shows all the different items you can put together in a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's.
Most Denny's locations should be participating in this promotion and you'll just need to bring a valid military ID along with you. This is for dine-in only.

Dunkin’ Donuts *
To show their support, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free donuts to active duty military and veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
This free Veterans Day donut is limited to one per customer while supplies last, but no purchase is required and you just need to show military ID.
It's possible that not every Dunkin' Donuts location is participating, so be sure to call ahead.

Friendly's Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Friendly's is giving veterans and active military a free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner (dine-in only) on Saturday, November 11. If breakfast is chosen, you'll get a Big-Two-Do meal with coffee. Lunch or dinner includes an All-American Burger served with fries and a beverage. You'll need to present your military ID or honorable discharge card to get this Veterans Day freebie.

Golden Corral
Golden Corral Veterans Day Free Meal (Monday, November 13, 2017)
On Monday, November 13, 2017, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals and a beverage to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves. All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.
Details of the Free Golden Corral Military Buffet

International House of Pancakes (IHOP)
Free Veterans Day Pancakes at IHOP (Friday, November 10, 2017) This year on Friday, November 10, IHOP will be honoring veterans and active military men and women with a free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes. Individuals must show proof of their service before receiving this offer, such as coming in their uniform, showing a photo of them in their uniform, or showing a military ID card.
More Details on the Veterans Day Free Meal at IHOP

Krystal Veterans Day Free Breakfast (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Another free Veterans Day offer is being held at participating Krystal locations. Veterans can stop in to get a free sausage biscuit during breakfast hours (6 AM to 11 AM) on Saturday, November 11. The offer is valid both in-stores and in the drive-thru. You will need to have proof of service, so don't forget to bring it. It can be military ID or you can dress in your military uniform.

Little Caesars Pizza *
Little Caesars Pizza is giving free pizza to all US Armed Forces, veterans, and active military members this Veterans Day.

This Veterans Day free meal includes a $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo. This is four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza plus a 20-ounce Pepsi product. 
A coupon is not required to redeem this offer, but you will need to bring along proof of service like a DD-214 form or military ID. Not all locations are participating, so be sure to call ahead to your local Little Caesars Pizza location.

Little Caesars Pizza is also running their 10th Little Caesars Veterans Program this year, which helps veterans get thousands of dollars in discounts when they start up their own Little Caesars Pizza location.
Max & Erma’s
Max & Erma's Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Max & Erma's will be honoring veterans and active military personnel by giving out a free Best Cheeseburger in AmericaEndless Seasoned Fries, and a fountain drink on Veterans Day. This offer is valid only for participating Max & Erma's, so be sure to contact your local restaurant before heading out. This is for dine-in only and you'll most likely need to show proof of military service.  

Free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 5, 2017: Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. No ID needed for Gold Star Family members (parents or spouse). Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt *
This is the fifth Veterans Day that Menchie's Frozen Yogurt has given out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans and active duty military. This offer is valid all day long at participating Menchie's locations. You'll need to show military ID or dress in uniform to receive this Veterans Day freebie.

Olive Garden
Olive Garden Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all active-duty military and military veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2017. You'll need to verify with Olive Garden that you currently are or used to be in the military. Proof of military service usually includes bringing your military ID, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, or Veterans Organization Card.
Details of the Free Meal Including Entree Choices at Olive Garden on Veterans Day

Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin' Onion & Beverage (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Stop into any Outback Steakhouse on November 11, 2017 to get a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage. This offer is for all military personnel that have military ID. Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12 to December 31, 2017, valid for anyone with a military ID.  Details of the Free Veterans Day Meal at Outback Steakhouse
Primanti Bros.
Primanti Bros. Free Veterans Day Sandwich (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
On Saturday, November 11, veterans and active duty military get a free Primanti Bros. sandwich at participating locations. This Veterans Day free meal does not include additional items like slides, desserts, and beverages. It's dine-in only and also doesn't include a tip. Proof of service is required, such as DD214, US Uniform Services ID Card, wearing uniform, Current Leave and Earning Statement, etc.

Red Lobster
Red Lobster Veterans Day Free Appetizer or Dessert (November 11, 2017)
Active duty military, reserve, and military veterans can stop by Red Lobster and get a free appetizer or dessert on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Valid proof of military service is required in order to get this free food.

More Details on the Red Lobster Veterans Day Freebie Including Appetizer and Dessert Choices

Red Robin
Red Robin Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Veterans and active duty military can stop into any participating Red Robin location on Saturday, November 11, to get a free Red's Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Be sure to bring your military ID to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie.

More Details on the Red Robin Veterans Day Free Meal

Romano’s Macaroni Grill *
For Veterans Day, Romano's Macaroni Grill is offering free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti meals to vets and active military for lunch or dinner on Saturday, November 11. The Mom's Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entree includes the following: house-made beef, veal, pork and ricotta meatballs sprinkled with romano cheese and crushed red chili, topped with imported Pomodorina sauce and served over imported, bronze-cut spaghetti. Dine in only and valid for anyone who can present military ID or some other proof of military service.

Ruby Tuesday’s *
On Saturday, November 11, all veterans and active duty members of the military are invited to enjoy a Ruby’s adult entrée on the house.

Shoney’s *
Participating Shoney's will be having a Veterans Day free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in 2017 for veterans as well as active duty military. Proof of military service is required, it's for dine-in only between 6 AM and 11 AM on the 11th, and beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included in the free offer. Find a Shoney's near you.

Though this free Veterans Day offer isn't compatible with other offers and discounts, Shoney's also gives out a 15% discount all year long to the Armed Forces, Police, Fire Department, EMT Units, and anyone else with proof of service.
Sizzler Veterans Day Free Lunch (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Participating Sizzler locations will be serving veterans and active military members a Veterans Day free meal until 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017. You'll get to choose from a 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Individuals will also receive a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Bring proof of service such as your U.S. military-issue or veterans group ID card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), a photograph of yourself in uniform, or wear your uniform to your local Sizzlers.

TGI Fridays
TGI Fridays Veterans Day Free Lunch (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
TGI Fridays will be having free lunch for all veterans and active-duty military on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This offer is valid at participating locations only, and is only valid after a military ID is shown for proof of service. Be sure to contact your local TGI Fridays for specific details.
Details on the TGI Fridays Free Veterans Day Meal

TooJay's Free Veterans Day Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
Vets and active military members get free food at TooJay's when they choose from a special Veterans Day menu on November 11. The special menu includes the following: Sheperd’s Pie, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Chopped Sirloin, Choose Too Half Sandwich and Soup, Fish and Chips (lunch portion), Atlantic Cod with Lemon Dill Butter, Open Faced Turkey Sandwich, and Create Your Own Omelette. You can redeem this offer at TooJay's when you present your military ID. No other offers can be used at the same time.

White Castle
White Castle Veterans Day Free Meal (Saturday, November 11, 2017)
White Castle is giving out a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal to any veteran or other military member who comes in on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. Proof of military service is required. It's possible that not every White Castle location is participating, so it might be best to contact your local restaurant for verification.
These Veterans Day free meals or free food require a purchase:

Boston Market *
Get a second meal free this Veterans Day weekend (Nov 10-12) when you purchase an individual meal with a drink. This is valid for active and retired military, as well as their families. No military ID required but a coupon is needed, which you can get from the Boston Market website.

Chipotle *
On Tuesday, November 7, from 5 PM to close, active duty, reserves, National Guard, retired military, veterans, and spouses with a military ID can get a free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos at Chipotle when another is purchased.

Hooters *
Stop into Hooters on November 11 to pick something off their Hooters Veterans Day Menu when you purchase a beverage. Military ID or proof of service is required.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill *
Uno Pizzeria & Grill thanks military members for their service by offering a free meal or individual pizza on Veterans Day, November 11, with the purchase of a meal or pizza. This deal does not require a coupon of any type, but you do need to show valid military or veteran ID.