Thank you to All the Veterans who have Served our Country!

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.

Local Parades

This year, Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, so there are some celebrations that are happening on Saturday, November 10th, as well as the weekend before Veterans Day.

Cheatham County Veterans Day Parade, November 4, 2018 at 2 PM

This parade will process through Pleasant View. Click here for updates and the parade route. 

Hendersonville Veterans Day Parade, November 4, 2018 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 10, 2018 starts at 10:15 AM

The parade begins at the Lebanon/Wilson County Library and continues to the Veterans Plaza on East Main Street. A celebration at the Veterans Plaza will follow at 11 AM.

Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade, November 10, 2018 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.

City of Nolensville Parade and Breakfast, November 10, 2018

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, 2018

The Honor March begins at Tennessee Legislative Plaza Downtown Nashville and arrives at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza and Museum in Lebanon, Tennessee at 5:00pm 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 10, 2018 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, 2018 at 11 AM

Be a part of the 100th anniversary event as we hold this year's event at the site of the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial (Map).
The Stewarts Creek High School Brass Choir will perform and there be a wreath-laying ceremony.

Murfreesboro Veterans Day Memorial Service, November 12, 2018 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 12, 2018, 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 12, 2018 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 from a limited menu on November 11.
  • Chop House – On November 11 and 12, veterans get 50% off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree.
  • Cracker Barrel – Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake a Crafted Coffee on November 11
  • Famous Dave's –  Get a free two meat combo on November 11 and 12, if you are active or former military
  • Golden Corral – Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reservists can all receive a free dinner on November 12. 2018, from 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Logan's Roadhouse – On November 11 between 3 and 6 pm, veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu.

Find even more restaurant deals on this giant list compiled by Military.com.

Free and Discounted Admission Deals

Free Admission to Lane Motor Museum (Map) November 8 – 12, 2018

Military Appreciation Week – In honor of the Veteran’s Day Holiday, all active & retired members of the US Military who visit between Nov. 8 – 12, 2018 may show their military ID to receive free admission to the museum.

Free Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame November 10 -12, 2018

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 10-12 with a weekend full of patriotic programming and free admission (maximum of 4 free admissions per family), and a 10% discount at Circa, Museum Store, and Hatch Show Print Retail Store.

Field of Honor at The Hermitage, November 9 – 12, 2018

The grounds of the Hermitage, will once again provide the beautiful setting for an inspiring display of one thousand U.S. flags as the Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage joins with the Hermitage Presidential Site to host their 3rd Annual Field of Honor® event. Building on two highly successful events, this year’s display of the Stars and Stripes honors veterans who through their service and sacrifice have given added meaning to the flag that they have carried in defense of our nation.

Flags may be sponsored for $30, and the sponsors will 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 panorama of red, white and blue is hard to describe, but once experienced it is not to be forgotten. This is especially true as the flags fly on the beautiful grounds of Andrew Jackson’s stately home. 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.

Opening Ceremony
Friday, November 9th at 2:00 P.M.

Fireworks
Saturday, November 10th at 7:00 pm

Closing Ceremony
Monday, November 12th at 1:00 P.M.

Military Appreciation Day @ Nashville Zoo (Map)  Sunday, November 11, 2018, 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 11.

Military Appreciation Day is offered in gratitude for the commitment, bravery and sacrifices made by those who serve our country. In addition to regular Zoo activities, a special children’s fun zone will be set up on Festival Field with bounce houses, games and activities.

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.

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.

Topgolf 

  • 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.

The Adventure Park in Nashville

To say thank you, the Adventure Park at Nashville is offering a free ticket to any U.S. Veteran or active member of the military to climb on Sunday, November 11, 2018. All that is required is for the military participant to present their military ID when arriving at the Park. Limit one ticket per military member, for use only on November 11, 2018.

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
  • Sport Clips – Veterans and active duty personnel can get a free haircut on November 11

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)