There are many ways to celebrate Veterans Day to thank those who have served and remember those we have lost. Attend one of the many area events and if you are a veteran, please take advantage of one of the many deals and discounts as a special thank you for your service.
Thank you to All the Veterans who have Served our Country!
This year, Veterans Day falls on a Thursday, however there are ceremonies and parades happening the weekend before and after November 11th.
Cheatham County Veterans Day Ceremony – November 11, 2021 @ 11AM
The annual Cheatham County Veterans Day ceremony will be held this year at the Veterans Memorial park in Ashland City on Thursday, Nov. 11.
The memorial park opened last May at the corner of Highway 49 and Bell Street. In previous years the Veterans Day ceremony had been held on the lawn of the county courthouse.
The Veterans Day ceremony will start at the historically set time of 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month. The program is expected to last about an hour and the public is encouraged to attend.
Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade, Sunday November 7, 2021 starts at 2 PM
Come out and celebrate Veterans from all conflicts with a parade in Hendersonville. The route will follow the traditional Hendersonville parade route, starting at Cherokee Rd. and move along Main to Executive Park Dr.
Lebanon Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2021 at 10 AM
Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade, Saturday November 6, 2021 at 10 AM
The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. Eighth and College Streets, next to the Sundquist Science Building at Austin Peay State University, with the reviewing stand at the Third Street side of the courthouse. The parade will proceed from College left onto University Avenue, right onto Main Street, left onto 3rdStreet, left onto Commerce Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Franklin Street, left onto 8th Street and back to the APSU parking area. Get more information here.
City of Nolensville Parade and Breakfast, Saturday November 6, 2021 @ 11AM
The parade route begins on Oldham Drive, right on Dortch, right on Stonebrook, left onto Nolensville Road to Nolensville Park.
Fallen Soldiers 32 Mile March, November 11, 2021
We are proud to announce the Thirteenth Annual Fallen Service March Veterans Day honor March will be held again this year on Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11, 2021.
We encourage everyone – Veterans, family, friends, and patriots – to make a special effort this day to remember and honor our Veterans!
We are still finalizing the march route, however we will be concluding the march at the Wilson County Veterans Museum – we will also be awarding a Service Dog to a local Veteran during the ceremony.
Previously, all along the 32 mile route patriotic support was awe-inspiring. At the conclusion of the march we invite participants and family members to join us at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza and Museum in Lebanon, Tennessee to honor our Veterans and family members by praying, sharing remembrance rehabs stories, singing and contributing financial donations used to help purchase Service Dogs for our Veterans.
City of Gallatin Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11 AM
The parade will start from Calvin Short Football Field Parking lot and process to Gallatin High School Parking Lot. Call 615-452-0590 for additional information or click here.
Veterans Day Ceremony in La Vergne, November 11, 2021 at 11 AM
The annual ceremony, held at Veterans Memorial Park’s memorial wall, is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on November 11. Click here for more details.
Murfreesboro Veterans Day Memorial Service, November 11, 2021 at 11 AM
Located on the Murfreesboro Square on the corner near the War Memorial Monument at the Rutherford County Courthouse. Click here for more details.
Nashville Veteran’s Day Parade, November 11, 2021 at 11 AM
Line up along Broadway between 14th Ave and 3rd Ave to see the parade starting at 11 AM.
Franklin Veterans Parade, November 11, 2021 starts at 11 AM
The City of Franklin will remember and honor all veterans at its Veterans’ Day Parade being held in Downtown Franklin on November 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. The parade is a joint effort of the City and local radio station WAKM AM-950.
The parade route travels down Main Street, from Five Points to Second Avenue. JROTC units and/or marching bands from Williamson County high schools will participate. The Franklin Special School District will also send a large group of students to show their appreciation to veterans.
The Parade begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. at West Main and Fifth Avenue. Prior to the parade, a reception will be held at the Williamson County Archives from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for local veterans and their families.
Deals and Discounts for Veterans
Many area businesses, stores and restaurants are offering deals and discounts to Veterans to say thank you! If you have served, please be sure to take advantage of a discount or free meal this weekend! These are national deals, so be sure to call ahead to make sure your local restaurant or retailer is offering the discount.
Restaurant and Meal Deals
- Mission BBQ – Veterans eat free on November 11 includes a sandwich and cake.
- Claim Jumper – Free entrée for Veterans on November 11.
- Red Lobster – Free Appetizer or Dessert for Veterans Day
- Golden Corral – Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reservists can all receive a free dinner on November 11, 2021 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
- Chili’s – Veterans can choose a free meal from a special menu on November 11th.
- Shoney’s – Free Breakfast Bar for Veterans on November 11 from Open until 11AM.
- Red Robin – On November 11th veterans can get a free tavern double burger with bottomless steak fries.
Free and Discounted Admission Deals
- Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum – Free admission for veteran and up to 3 guests on November 11.
- Veterans can visit any National Park for free on November 11
- Visit the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta for free year round.
Military Appreciation Day at the Nashville Zoo (Map) Sunday, November 7, 2021 9 AM to 4 PM
Nashville Zoo and Regions Bank invite active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families to receive free admission during Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 7. Advance reservations are not required. See below for redemption instructions.
Military Appreciation Day is offered in gratitude for the commitment, bravery and sacrifices made by those who serve our country.– Nashvillezoo.org
- This Veteran’s Day, and all-year-round, Topgolf offers the “Heroes Discount” for military (veterans and active duty), police, fire and EMS personnel with valid I.D. This includes 20% off monthly memberships and 10% off game play.
Find additional discounted admission deals for attractions all over the country HERE.
Retail Discounts for Veterans
- Great Clips – Veterans can get a free haircut on November 11, or a free haircut card redeemable until December 31
- Home Depot – Save 10% on your purchase if you are a Veteran
- Rack Room Shoes – Military personnel and dependents get 10% off purchases every Tuesday and 20% off on November 11
- Publix – Active military personnel can save 10% on groceries on November 11, 2021.