PHOENIX - This Saturday we will honor, remember and thank those individuals who served in the U.S. military for their sacrifices to protect our freedoms.
Several restaurants in the Valley and across the country will thank veterans for their service with a free meal or treat. We've rounded up as many of the deals as we could find.
While most take place on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a few are valid on Friday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 13. For each, the military service member will have to bring his or her military ID or some other proof of service. Did we miss one? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ginger Monkey - On Nov. 11, active military and veterans will be able to enjoy one of Ginger Monkey's five TV dinner-style meals. The meals are served on a divided metal TV dinner tray. Entrees include a breakfast option with eggs, meat and sides; spaghetti and sausage; grilled chicken; turkey Panini; and meatloaf or turkey. Each entree comes with a side.
Organ Stop Pizza - Organ Stop Pizza will hold an ice cream social from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 11. The organ will play a variety of music. There will be no regular food service on that day.
Original Breakfast House - Active and veteran military members can get a free entree from a special menu or receive $11 off another menu item on Veterans Day.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar - Military members, both active and veteran, can get a free burger from Hopdoddy on Nov. 11. More information.
Native Grill & Wings - Active and retired military will be able to get a free meal (valued up to $11.99) on Nov. 11.
Famous Dave's BBQ - Valley locations will offer military members a free "two meat salute" entree on Nov. 11. That includes two types of meat, a cornbread muffin, and a side.
Main Event Entertainment - Active and retired military can receive a free entree and $10 FunCard between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Bearizona - Active duty and retired military will be able to explore Bearizona for free on Nov. 11.
Abrazo Community Health Network - the medical center will have free meals for veterans at three of its campuses: Arrowhead, Scottsdale and West Campus.
Arrowhead: Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Scottsdale: Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. West Campus: Breakfast from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ling and Louie's - Veterans can get a free "From the Wok" entree on Nov. 11. More information.
UltraStar Multi-tainment Center - Active and veteran military can get free movie admission between Nov. 10-12. On Nov. 11, there will be a free lasagna dinner at 347 Grill. More information.
Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves (Nov. 11) - Military members can get 50 percent off tickets and a 30-percent discount at the Suns team store. More information.
Phoenix Art Museum - Free admission for active and retired veterans, a spouse and his or her children on Nov. 11. More information.
Free entrance to all national parks (Nov. 11-12) - this is the final fee-free day of the year. Entrance fees at all national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, will be waived. More information.
Jacksons Car Wash - Military servicemen and women can get a free full-service car wash on Veterans Day between 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Red Robin - Free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless fries on Nov. 11. More information.
Red Lobster - Free appetizer or dessert for active or retired military on Nov. 11. More information.