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Local businesses say thank you on Veterans Day

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All servicemembers deserve a "Thank You" every day for serving our country and protecting our freedom. This Veterans Day weekend, local and national businesses are going above and beyond by saying thanks with free food and special offers for active-duty military and veterans. Visit these businesses below with your valid military ID or in uniform to receive your well deserved treat and "Thank You" for your service.

Cosmonaut Coffee: Free coffee, Nov. 11, 817 Division Ave., Tacoma

Famous Dave's: Free two-meat combo, Nov. 11-12, locations in Tacoma and Puyallup

Applebee's: Free meal from a special menu, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

McDonalds: Free extra value meal, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

McCormick and Schmick's: Free lunch or dinner for veterans and Gold Star families, Nov. 11, located in Bellevue

Stanley and Seafort's: Three-course meal including a bottle of wine for only $60 per couple from Nov. 8-12, 115 E. 34th St., Tacoma

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings, Nov. 11, locations in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way

Harmon Tap Room: 15 percent discount off meals, Nov. 12, multiple locations available

Duke's Chowder House: Free chowder, Nov. 10-11, at all seven Duke's locations

Lunchbox Laboratory: Free meal up to $15, Nov. 11-12, 4901 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor

BJ's Restaurant: Free entrée up to $12.95, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

Hooters: Free meal from special menu, Nov. 11, or enjoy 20 percent off regular menu every day (dine-in only), 6812 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, at participating locations

Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double Burger, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

Little Caesars Pizza: Free lunch combo, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

7-Eleven: Free small Slurpee drink, Nov. 11, at participating locations

Salty's Waterfront Seafood Grills: Free slice of Salty's famous white chocolate mousse cake and a take-home $20 gift card, Nov. 11, 28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines

Olive Garden: Free meal from a special menu, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert from a special menu, Nov. 11-12, multiple locations available

Sizzler: Free meal from a special menu, Nov. 11, 10204 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

Chili's: Free meal from a special menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 11, located in Spokane

Denny's: Free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to midnight, Nov. 12,  at participating Denny's restaurants

Ivar's: Free meal, Nov. 11, menus vary by location

38 Below: Free 16- or 32-ounce growlers, half-off growler fills and 20 percent off any beverage, Nov. 11, located in Battle Ground

McGrath's Fish House: Free meal from a special menu, Nov. 11, located in Vancouver, WA

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company: Free margarita pizza plus two toppings, Nov. 11, located in Lynnwood

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort: Free lunch buffet plus a free commemorative coin, Nov. 7-11, located in Suquamish

Farrelli's Pizza: Free personal pizza, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

McNamara's Pub and Eatery: Free Hungry Soldier Burger, Nov. 11, 1595 Wilmington Dr., DuPont

Taco Time: Free soft taco combo meal, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino: Free buffet, Nov. 11, located in Ocean Shores

Boathouse 19:  Free meal from a special menu, Nov. 11, 9001 S. 19th St., Tacoma

Tractor Supply: 15 percent off entire purchase, Nov. 11, multiple locations available

Crescent Moon Gifts: 30 percent off from noon-5 p.m., Nov. 11, 2502 Sixth Ave., Tacoma

Cost Plus World Market: 25 percent off entire in-store purchase, Nov. 9-11, multiple locations available

Mountain View Funeral Home: Free solid brass service medallion and Veterans Personal Planning Guide, call 253.948.5904 to arrange delivery

Great Clips: All visitors receive a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran and veterans can receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card Nov. 11. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31. Multiple locations available.

Sport Clips Haircuts: Free haircut, Nov. 11, plus $1 for every haircut will be donated to the "Help A Hero" scholarship campaign, helping servicemembers and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education. Multiple locations available.

U.S. National Park Service: Free admission to most day-use recreation sites, Nov. 11, go online to find a national forest or grassland near you.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park: Free admission, plus families get half off Nov. 10 -12, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium: Free admission, plus families get half off Nov. 10-12, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma

Museum of Glass: Free admission for veterans plus up to four guests, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; Nov. 12, noon-5 p.m. Featuring the Healing in Flames exhibition created by the Hot Shop Heroes Program, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma

LeMay - America's Car Museum: Free admission, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2702 E. D St., Tacoma

Classy Chassis: Free car wash, plus 15-30 percent off most services, Nov. 11, 7701 Custer Rd. W., Lakewood

The Puzzle Masters: 25 percent off total booking price for games played on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, 201 160th St. S., #406, Spanaway

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