If you know me, you know I am the proud daughter of a WWII Veteran who fought with the Marines at Okinawa. Both of my sons are Marines. I love our Veterans and honor them any time I see them.

Veterans Day Parade Held On New York's Fifth Avenue
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But our nation will pause to honor all of them on Veteran's Day on Friday November 11 this year. Several local businesses are involved in recognizing these heroes too. They will be offering great freebies in the Shreveport area for Veteran's Day.

Veteran's Day is a federal holiday and that means some folks will have the day off. Military folks and other government workers will have the day off to celebrate.

But many area restaurants will throw open their doors to welcome active duty military personnel, veterans and retirees. If you are a veteran, you will have a hard time choosing which deals to select. There really are so many businesses paying tribute this year.

You should note, this is always a popular promotion across the nation and you will likely face long lines at some of these spots. But if you present your military ID, you can snap up lots of great free meals on this Veteran's Day.

I am sure we are missing some restaurants who will have free deals on Veteran's Day. But here's our list of the best deals available to Vets in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. As is the case with most deals like this, you are probably best to call ahead to make sure the local business is taking part in these special offers.

Popular Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts

Here are some of the great deals Veterans and military retirees can get on Veterans Day this year.

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