Today, we honor those who have stood for our great country in not only the greatest of times, but also our darkest, as we celebrate Veteran’s Day 2016. Designated a holiday on November 11, 1919 it was originally called “Armistice Day”. It was created to honor, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
This weekend, there will be a number of celebrations honoring the work of these brave men and women from free meals and discounts to parades. Throughout Detroit, Veterans and current service members] and women can take advantage of savings being offered by the restaurants and retailers below as just one small token of our country’s appreciation of their service.
Buffalo Wild Wings — Veterans and active service members get a free small order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. Dine-in only.
Olga’s Kitchen — Veterans and active service members can get a free Olga sandwich with any purchase. Dine-in only.
Starbucks — Veterans and active service members get a free tall coffee.
White Castle — Veterans and active service members get a free combo meal. Dine-in only.
The University of Detroit Mercy Titans Men’s Basketball program will host its annual Military Appreciation Night Friday, November 11 with jump off scheduled for 7 p.m. All veterans and active service members with proper ID will receive a free ticket and one discounted ticket to see the Titans take on Adrian at historic Callahan Hall located at 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221. For more information please call 313-993-1700 or visit detroittitans.com/tix for more information.
Learn more about Detroit and Michigan’s rich history of military service and contributions at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. As the keepers of Detroit’s history, there are variety of exhibits that showcase the city’s integral part in the revolutionary war to its importance as the “Arsenal of Democracy” and beyond. The museum is free to residents of Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. For more information on operation hours, parking and more, please visit www.detroithistorical.org.