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 Monday, so there are some celebrations that are happening on Saturday, November 9th, as well as the weekend before Veterans Day.
Cheatham County Veterans Day Parade, November 3, 2019 at 2 PM
This parade will process through Pleasant View. Click here for updates and the parade route.
Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade, November 10, 2019 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 Stadium Dr.
Lebanon Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2019, starts at 10 AM
Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade, November 9, 2019 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 as well as the parade entry form (deadline October 25, 2019) here.
City of Nolensville Parade and Breakfast, November 9, 2019
Parade begins at 11 AM, 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, 2019
The Honor March begins at Tennessee Legislative Plaza Downtown Nashville at 5:30 AM and arrives at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza and Museum in Lebanon, Tennessee at 5:00 PM each year to celebrate the sacrifices made by Veterans and Military Families. At the conclusion of the march, we encourage everyone – Veterans, family, friends, and patriots to join us at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza and Museum to honor our Veterans and Military Families in a closing ceremony. Click here for more details.
City of Gallatin Veterans Day Parade, November 9, 2019 at 11 AM
The parade will start from Calvin Short Football Field Parking lot and process to Gallatin High School Parking Lot.
Veterans Day Ceremony in Smyrna, November 11, 2019 at 11 AM
Be a part of this event honoring all who served at the site of the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial (Map).
Murfreesboro Veterans Day Memorial Service, November 11, 2019 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, 2019, Begins at 11 AM
Starting at 14th Avenue, the parade will process down Broadway to 3rd Avenue. Be sure to get there early to get a great seat!
Franklin Veterans Parade, November 11, 2019 starts at 11 AM
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. The parade route travels down Main Street, from Five Points to Second Avenue.
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
- Applebee’s – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on November 11, 2019.
- Mission BBQ – Veterans eat free on November 11 includes a sandwich and cake.
- Cracker Barrel – Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee on November 11.
- Golden Corral – Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reservists can all receive a free dinner on November 11, 2019, from 5 PM to 9 PM.
- Chili’s – Veterans can choose a free meal from a special menu on November 11th.
- Red Robin – On November 11th veterans can get a free tavern double burger with bottomless steak fries.
Free and Discounted Admission Deals
- Veterans can visit any National Park for free on November 11
- Visit the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta for free year round.
Free Admission to Lane Motor Museum (Map) November 7 – 11, 2019
In honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday, Lane Motor Museum is offering free admission to those who have served in the US Military + three free guests from November 7-11, 2019! Please show proof of US military service at the front desk to receive free admission.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is excited to celebrate and honor all Active Duty and Retired Armed Services and immediate family members November 9 -11 with a weekend full of patriotic programming and free admission (maximum of 4 free admissions per family) including a concert by RaeLynn.
Field of Honor at The Hermitage, November 7 – 16, 2019
Situated amid the woods and grassy fields of Andrew Jackson’s loved home, the Hermitage is more than worth a visit at any time of the year. However, during the days surrounding Veteran’s Day a thousand U.S. flags will be posted on Victory Field located between the stately antebellum mansion and the historic Lebanon Road. Continuing what has become a local tradition, the Donelson-Hermitage– Healingfield.org
Here flags will fly in tribute to veterans whose service and sacrifices give our national flag meaning, and the Hermitage provides a beautiful and appropriate site as the Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage Exchange Club partners with the Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage – Presidential Site to hosts their 4th Annual Field of Honor.
Flags may be sponsored for $30, and the sponsors retain the flags at the close of the event to be displayed in surrounding communities as mementos of the Hermitage Field of Honor display. The funds raised through the Field of Honor® flag display will benefit The Family Center working to “empower parents to raise happy, healthy children.”
The vista of red, white and blue is hard to describe, but once experienced it is not to be forgotten. There will be no charge to visit the Field of Honor® display, and all are invited to walk with us through the ordered rows of flags. This is an event not to be missed.
Military Appreciation Day at the Nashville Zoo (Map) Sunday, November 10, 2019, 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 10.
Military Appreciation Day is offered in gratitude for the commitment, bravery and sacrifices made by those who serve our country.
The Grassmere Historic Home will be open to visitors on this day. A collection of military items will be on display downstairs and on the back porch of the house. Additionally, there will be military-oriented vendor booths located by the Zoo’s amphitheater.
Visitors must show their military ID, veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification to be given free admission. Dependents must be accompanied by an active duty military personnel or veteran to receive the discounted admission. Please note: The normal parking fee per vehicle will still apply.– 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% a purchase on November 11
- Publix – Active military personnel can save 10% on groceries on November 11, 2019.
Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)