[image-1] Sun. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a holiday that started in 1919 as Armistice Day, the first anniversary of World War 1, becoming an official national holiday in 1938 (this year is the 100th anniversary of that armistice). After devoting their lives to protecting the country, the least we civilians can do is to extend our gratitude to vets this weekend. Here are some small thank yous, from restaurant deals to free museum tours:
Where to eat
Dunkin’ Donuts will serve veterans a free donut all day Nov. 11.
Panera Bread offers a You Pick Two meal to veterans on Nov. 12. Any combination of two half portions soup, salad, sandwiches, flatbreads, or mac and cheese.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will take 15 percent off the bill of all veterans and active duty on Nov. 11 (alcohol is excluded).
Chipotle celebrates Veterans Day on Nov. 11 all day. Show your military ID and get a buy one get one free entree.
Home Team BBQ is offering a 50 percent discount to all veterans on Nov 12.
From 1 to 4 p.m. at Fam’s Brewing Co., enjoy a Veterans Day oyster roast benefitting the Warrior Surf Foundation.
What to do
The SC Aquarium honors vets and active duty military Nov. 11 with complimentary admission.
All veterans and active duty military will be admitted free on Nov. 11 at The Charleston Museum, the Joseph Manigault House, and the Heyward-Washington House. The Joseph Manigault House will have self-guided tours on Sunday, November 11th with music and activities in the garden starting at noon, celebrating the House’s history as a USO post and Red Cross training facility during WWII.
From 1 to 2 p.m. will be a free Veterans Day concert during Second Sunday on King Street with the Charleston Pipe Band honoring the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending the first world war.
Shop fitness gear at Fleet Feet Sports Mt. Pleasant and Summerville; all active duty and retired military will receive 20 percent off their purchases (excluding electronics).