We can't do enough for our Veterans, and this is certainly a nice gesture.

Some of the nation's largest retailers are offering a satchel full of freebies to veterans and active military members in honor of Veterans Day. Most of the freebies require proof of military service. Many are restricted to specific hours on Friday, but some of the giveaways begin earlier and have fewer restrictions.

Free grub's on tap at more than a dozen chains, from Applebee's to Hooters. There are free amusement park entries and freebie national park visits. And free 7-Eleven Slurpees.