Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11, and while we should show our appreciation year-round, it's the date of the official federal holiday when everyone can honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans across the Northland should take advantage of free meals, discounts and other specials that are provided to them by terrific businesses.

For example, Duluth Candy Co. is offering a deal for all veterans with a sweet tooth. All veterans have to do is bring in their ID to receive a free small trail mix and they will also be entered into a drawing for a tin of Duluth Candy co. popcorn mix. Duluth Candy Co. is located at 103 E. Superior Street.

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Hungry veterans can take advantage of complimentary meals that are available on November 11. At Applebee's, veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal when dining in from a special menu on Veterans Day. Also, military guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, To Go or delivery within three weeks.

At Buffalo Wild Wings, veterans and active-duty service members get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on November 11. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout only and does not include online orders.

You can see even more complimentary meals and discounts by clicking the button above, but meals are not the only special things available for veterans on November 11.

For example, Tommy's Express Car Wash, on Central Entrance in Duluth, announced on their Facebook page that veterans can get a complimentary car wash:

Thank you for your dedication and service. Please stop by our location for a free wash on Veterans Day. At participating locations only. Limit to 1 wash per service member. Valid only on November 11, 2021.

Walgreens is also among the many retail businesses providing for veterans on Veterans Day and beyond. On November 11 through 14, veterans, active-duty military and their families receive 20% off regular price eligible store items at any Walgreens.

You can see a lot more retail related deals above, including a 10% discount to all veterans from Home Depot, who also offers the 10% discount year round to active duty and retirees.

We salute all veterans and you all should absolutely take advantage of as many freebies and discounts as you can on Veterans Day!

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